Herne Bay is a charming seaside town on the south coast of the Thames Estuary. There is a shingle beach, which has been awarded a Blue Flag and Seaside Awards for its safety and cleanliness. The seafront features a Victorian bandstand and gardens, amusement arcades, and children's play areas. Landmarks include the Clock Tower, the sea defence jetty, the off-shore World War II sea fort and the off-shore wind farm. There are seaside cafés, fresh seafood restaurants, beach huts and numerous water sports facilities. Memorial Park has a play area, duck pond, basketball and tennis courts and a large expanse of grass for field games. Reculver Country Park is about 3 miles east of Herne Bay, and is home to the cliff-top remains of St Mary's Church, sited within the remains of a Roman fort. A visitor centre offers information on the local geology, history and wildlife. Wildwood Discovery Park is about 3 miles south of Herne Bay and features over 50 species of native British animals.