Broadstairs Beach

BROADSTAIRS is a picturesque seaside resort on the coast of Kent.

There is lots to do there – but the beach is by far the biggest attraction on offer.

Is Broadstairs a nice beach?

Incredibly, there are seven sand-filled beaches in Broadstairs. 

The town’s main beach is called Viking Bay and it is a short walk from the train station. 

But prepare yourself for the journey back up the hill as it is a steep incline.

Viking Bay is horseshoe-shaped and it even has changing huts and a promenade. 

Broadstairs beach can get busy during the summer months
Broadstairs beach can get busy during the summer months

Towards the north end of the beach, there is a small harbour where you will see a fleet of fishing boats moored up. 

Charles Dickens even enjoyed a trip or two to Viking Bay – and he can’t be wrong, surely? 

But between 1st May to 30th September, dogs will not be allowed on the beach so you might have to leave your four-legged friend at home.

Is Broadstairs worth visiting? 

If Viking Bay doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can take a trip to Botany Bay. 

It offers epic views of white cliffs and chalk stalks and when the tide is out you can find lots of fossils.

There’s also a restaurant and a cafe on the beach. 

Alternatively, Joss Bay could be the one for you. This hidden gem offers a surf school for people of all ages and abilities.

In short, Broadstairs is worth visiting again and again.

As well as visiting the beaches, there are plenty of events that take place in the area to keep you entertained.

In June there is Broadstairs Dicken Festival, in August there is Broadstairs Folk Week and visitors in Autumn can see the Broadstairs Food Festival.

Where is Broadstairs? 

Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet – which is in the East of Kent. 

It is situated between Ramsgate and Margate. 

This picturesque seaside town is just 80 miles from London and there is a direct train from St Pancras station.

For those travelling by train, Broadstairs station is just a ten minute stroll from Viking Bay. 

When you leave the station, turn left and head down the high street past all of the shops and cafes.

Before you know it, you will be staring at the incredible coastline. 

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