Oare lies just to the north of Davington, Faversham in Kent, separated from Faversham by Oare Creek. To the north of the village are the Oare Marshes and Harty Ferry. Historically, Oare was the southern terminus of the Harty Ferry, which ran across the Swale channel between the then Isle of Harty (now part of the Isle of Sheppey) and the mainland.
The village has a church dedicated to St Peter. There are also two pubs - the Three Mariners and The Castle.
Kent Wildlife Trust manages a nature reserve that is an important stopping place for migratory birds.