Herne Bay is well situated for access to a wide range of amenities including seaside cafes, fresh seafood restaurants, guesthouses, amusement arcades and convenience stores. The seafront features a Victorian bandstand with gardens and is also home to the worlds oldest freestanding purpose-built clock tower. Bus routes serve the local villages and regular coaches travelling into London and beyond. The railway station is within a short walking distance where high speed services to London can be sought at peak times with trains also serving coastal towns to Ramsgate. The A299 is easily accessible, from which the seafront can be found by following signposts from the main Herne Bay junction.