Group homestays in Whitstable/Herne Bay

Whitstable/Herne Bay

Ben-Mann1Whitstable & Herne Bay are seaside towns on the north coast of Kent in south-east England.

The seafront has a shingle beach, which has been awarded a European Blue Flag and the yellow and blue Seaside Award for its safety and cleanliness. The seafront features a Victorian bandstand and gardens, several children’s play areas and amusement arcades. Landmarks by the seafront include the Clock Tower, the sea defence jetty and the off-shore World War II sea fort. There are seaside cafés, fresh seafood restaurants, guesthouses, beach huts and numerous water-sports facilities.

The Memorial Park has a children’s play area, a large shallow duck pond, basketball and tennis courts and a large expanse of grass for field games. The park has a monument as a memorial to the town’s residents killed during the two world wars.

Reculver Country park is home to the remains of the 12th century St Mary’s Church. The park also contains the remains of a Roman fort and the remains of a Saxon church. 

Wildwood Discovery Park features over fifty species of native British animals, such as deer, badgers, wild boar and wolves.

Herne Mill, a late-18th century Kentish smock mill overlooking the village of Herne from a hilltop, is usually open to visitors on Sunday afternoons during the summer.

Whitstable Castle is situated on the border of Whitstable.



Whitstable/Herne Bay railway stations are on the Chatham Main Line, which runs between Ramsgate in East Kent and London Victoria. Other stations on this line include Broadstairs, Margate, Herne Bay, Faversham, Gillingham, Rochester and Bromley South.


There is the Stagecoach in East Kent bus services running to neighbouring Whitstable and to Canterbury. An hourly bus service runs to the seaside resort of Margate.

Rates for Whitstable/Herne Bay

Prices are per night. Please note the below is a guide, please contact us for the full rates and list of supplements.

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High season is 1 February to 31 July and 1 September to 31 October.
Low season is 1 to 31 January, 1 to 31 August and 1 November to 31 December.

Supplements for Whitstable/Herne Bay

Supplement for leaders/drivers in twin room is £3.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for leaders in single room, subject to availability, is £6.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for drivers in single room is £10.00 pppn on above prices.
Extra packed lunch is £5.00 pppn.
A supplement of £2.00 per person per night will be added for 2 night stay bookings.

Booking fee

1-3 nights = £100.00
4-7 nights = £50.00
8 nights or more = £0.00

  • May include:
  • Blean
  • Canterbury
  • Chestfield
  • Faversham
  • Goodnestone
  • Graveney
  • Swalecliffe


Please note that although we do cover the above areas we may not necessarily be recruiting new hosts in all areas at all times. If you are thinking of becoming a host, but would first like to confirm if we are currently recruiting in your area prior to completing the application form, please drop us a quick message on our contact us form and let us know your postcode. We will reply as quickly as possible.