Hampton is the quieter, western end of Herne Bay and has a small concrete and railed pier with parking facilities. It offers all anglers a good day’s fishing.

The original pier of 350 yards long was built in 1863 for the landing of oysters. Its construction increased beach erosion and the tides gradually eroded the old pier. Part of the pier was rebuilt.


Summer for big bass, eels and flounders. Winter produces whiting and flounders.


Use ragworms and crabs in summer, with lugworms and mackerel strip in winter. You can dig lug all year at Hampton.

Float fishing with live sand eel for bass using a bass rod. A beachcaster for all year round fishing using a 2 or 3 hook paternoster. Fixed leads are best for this venue.


Ron Edwards Fishing Tackle, 52 High St, Herne Bay, tel: 01227 372517.

Opening times: Mon-Wed 7.30am-5.30pm, Tuesday & Saturday 7.30am-noon, Sunday 7am-noon.

Bait: Fresh lug and rag, plus frozen bait.

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Directions : Leave the M2 at junction 7, joining the A299 towards Ramsgate. Turn onto the A291 for Herne Bay and drive to the sea front turning left onto Central Parade and on towards Western Esplanade. There is plenty of parking near Hampton pier.