Joss Bay

A surfer's paradise, Joss Bay, Broadstairs is a popular 200-metre long bay, known as the best surfing beach in Thanet. It is surrounded by fields and a golf course so offers a wide expanse of sand and carefree play.

The surf school on the beach hires boards and wet suits so you can take to the waves, a little different to the bays smuggling days! If you're not into your water sports the beach is still perfect for a day at the beach with deck chair and lounger hire available, a beach shop and cafe on the sands.

There is plenty of exposed sand at Joss Bay when the tide is in, but take care walking, as the beach will get cut off at both ends.

  • Toilets (Seasonal) 
  • Seasonal lifeguards (until Sunday 6th September 2020)
  • Disabled access to the beach
  • Parking
  • Kiddies Corner with bouncy castle and trampolines

Dog ban in place from 1st May until 30th September, dogs not permitted from 10am - 6pm.

Seaside Award 2019

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

Parking (April – October) 10am and 6pm (Elmwood Avenue on-street) and 7am to 10pm (Joss Bay off-street) £1 per hour, up to a maximum of £5 for all day parking


Joss Gap Road
CT10 3PG