Herne Bay

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Herne Bay
Herne Bay Pier 027.jpg
Herne Bay
Population 35,188 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference TR177681
• London 67mi
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HERNE BAY
Postcode district CT6
Dialling code 01227
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Kent

Herne Bay is a small seaside town in Kent, South East England. It is about 108 km (67 mi) from London. The town has a population of about 35,000. It is near Canterbury, Whitstable and the historic villages of Herne and Reculver. Up until 1978, the town had the second-longest pier in the United Kingdom. However, in 1987 it was destroyed by a storm.