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Broadstairs - Main Beach (Viking) Beach

Broadstairs, Kent

Broadstairs is an established seaside town with lots of cafes, shops and ice cream kiosks. There are toilets, a promenade and a park.

Beach Type

sand

Facilities

Cafes, ice cream kiosks, first aid station, toilets, chalets, deckchairs & sunloungers for hire
Beach wheelchairs available, lift to the beaches

Activities

Donkey rides, children's rides,

Nature and Wildlife

Promenade strolls and coastal walks.

Water Quality

Acceptable

Lifeguard

Yes

Dogs

Between 1st May and 30th September dogs are not allowed on the beach at any time.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Broadstairs Tourist Information, 68 High Street. Broadstairs Kent. CT10 1LH, tourism@thanet.gov.uk

Location

Nearest town: Broadstairs
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3572, 1.44502
Postcode: CT10 1NB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Broadstairs and St Peters, Kent at Explore Britain.

Access

Near Ramsgate. head along the A28 from Canterbury and follo signs for Broadstairs.

Public Transport

Broadstairs is served by local bus services and has a railway station.

Nearest Railway Stations

Broadstairs (Less than a mile away)
Dumpton Park (About a mile away)
Ramsgate (Approx. 2 miles away)
Margate (Approx. 4 miles away)
Westgate-on-Sea (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Parking

Parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Broadstairs Harbour, Broadstairs (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Chandos Square, Broadstairs (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Albion Street, Broadstairs (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Crofts Place, Broadstairs (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Vere Road, Broadstairs (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Broadstairs Station, Broadstairs (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
St Peters Park Road, Broadstairs (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Dumpton Park Station, Ramsgate (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Joss Bay, Broadstairs (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Staffordshire Street, Ramsgate (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Broadstairs