Clubs and activities

Before the race, by Geoff GambrillLooking for something to do?

There's lots going on in West Bay so there should be something for everyone.

And if you can't find a group that suits, why not start your own?



Herne Bay Amateur Rowing Club

The Clubhouse, Spa Esplanade, Hampton, Herne Bay CT6 8EP. Website: Tel: Harry Roberts 01227 366115

Founded in 1887. The club competes against other CARA (Coastal Amateur Rowing Association) clubs from Kent and Sussex during the summer season.

New members are always welcome.

The rowing club offers a healthy safe club and has a youth protection officer.

There is a well stocked bar for older members.



Hampton Pier Yacht Club 

Spa Esplanade, Herne Bay CT6 8EP. Website: Tel: 01227 364749

Club racing, cruising and fun sailing as well as a varied social programme.

Programme of training for newcomers and those wishing to improve their skills.

Modern club house on the beach offering everything needed for the comfort of sailors and spectators.

For more details of all activities and for how to join see the website.


Herne Bay Camera Club

Meet at the Beacon Church Hall, 78 Sea Street, Herne Bay. Website: 

The club meets on Tuesdays at 7.30pm for 8pm. New members are welcome and for more information contact chairman Bob Edom at or call 01227 361202.

Herne Bay Table Tennis Club

Clubhouse, Hampton Pier Avenue, Herne Bay. Secretary: Val Potter. Telephone: 01227 371331 or by email:

A group of table tennis enthusiasts, some as young as 10 while others are trying to get past 80 and still be playing!

Teams play in the Canterbury League as well as in other leagues in Kent and in national tournaments.

Training sessions for younger players are on Sundays from 5pm to 7.30pm, with adult playing sessions from 7.30pm on Sundays. Younger players are welcome to stay on.

Friday night is practice night from 7.45pm. 

Sea Cadets

Hampton Pier, Herne Bay, CT6 8EP. Email: Website: Telephone: 01227 369343 (Unit)

Open to young people aged 12 to 18 with junior sections for 10 to 12 year olds.The sea cadet ensign by Geoff Gambrill

The Sea Cadets provides the opportunity for fun, friendship, adventure and learning new skills based on waterborne and land based activities.

Unit parade times: Sea Cadets (ages 12 - 17 years) Tuesday and Thursday 7pm

Juniors (ages 10 - 11 years) Tuesday 7pm


Herne Bay Beach Hut Owners Association.

The Association was formed in Summer of 2005 to provide a voice for the Beach Hut Owners of Herne Bay.

There are about 250 Beach Huts on the West Beach of Herne Bay and our membership represents around 75% of the owners of those Huts.

There is regular contact with Councilors, City Council Officials, the local Police Officers engaged in work on the Foreshore areas of the town.

We have arranged for our members to obtain generous discounts from Local traders for supplies and Services needed. Also significant discounts on Beach Hut Insurances.

Annual membership is only £5.00 per hut.

Contact details

 Reculver Beacon WI.

The WI meet at the Beacon Church in Sea Street on the last Thursday of every month. 7.45. for 8.00pm.