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Viking Bay


This magnificent horseshoe-shaped bay is the main attraction in Broadstairs. This was the holiday destination of choice for Charles Dickens, who even wrote an affectionate piece on the town, Our English Watering Place. The long sandy bay, cliff-top promenade, and boardwalk make this bay a timeless thing of beauty.

The Surf School is open from March to October, offering a range of water sports.

  • Seaside Award 2022
  • Seasonal Lifeguards:Daily 28 May – 4 September 10am-6pm
  • Seasonal Toilets: Open from 2nd April 2022
  • Bay information
  • Deckchair hire
  • Beach wheelchairs available for further information, contact 07432 648275.
  • Beach shops
  • Boardwalk
  • Beach hut hire
  • Parking: If you can, please travel on foot, by bike, or by public transport. If you do use one of our public car parks, you will be advised to make payment over the phone/internet using RingGo. Car park locations can be found here.
  • No Dogs allowed at any time from 1st May until 30th September, any time.
  • Disabled Access (Cliff Lift - Seasonal): Open from 1st April 2022

Be Beach Safe. This means checking the weather and the tides, keeping an eye on your family, and not using inflatables. In an emergency, call 999 for the Coastguard. 

Please remember, if you are visiting our beaches and bays, 'Respect, Protect and Enjoy' and leave only your footprints. 


To find out about accessibility at this beach, please click here


Victoria Parade Broadstairs CT10 1EU

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