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Broadstairs - Quintessential seaside town

Viking Bay, Broadstairs at Sunset

Broadstairs - Quintessential seaside town

Broadstairs Dickens Festival

Broadstairs - Quintessential seaside town

Botany Bay, Broadstairs

Broadstairs - Quintessential seaside town

Viking Bay, Broadstairs

Visit Broadstairs - a charming seaside resort on the Kent coast with connections to a giant of the literary world.

A timeless family-friendly resort packed with beautiful bays and things to see and do

Broadstairs' spectacular coastline gives you seven sandy beaches and bucket loads of seaside charm. Here, families rediscover the joy of having fun together beside the shore. Central Viking Bay boasts children’s rides and beach huts; rural Botany Bay has photogenic chalk stacks; whilst Joss Bay offers a surf school and peaks that have long made wave-riders smile.

In Broadstairs you’ll find fishermen’s cottages, clifftop walks and independent shops lining unspoilt streets. The town was Charles Dickens’ favourite holiday spot and his legacy includes Dickens House Museum. Nearby you’ll find the multi-award winning, costumed, St Peter’s Village Tours.

Try your luck and beat the challenges at not one but two Escape Room venues in the town - The Bank Job, actually in an old bank or The Escapement 

Like your food? You’ll love Broadstairs. Eateries include smart restaurants, quaint cafés and 1950s ice cream parlours. Visit in the autumn and at Easter to feast at the three-day Broadstairs Food Festival – a smorgasbord of fine Kentish produce and wine.

Other events will see you meeting costumed characters at June’s Broadstairs Dickens Festival; singing-along at sessions in August’s Broadstairs Folk Week, and playing beach games and watching fireworks at the Water Gala. In Broadstairs, the nostalgia always appeals. If you like your music Broadstairs bandstand hosts regular concerts or Broadstairs Blues Bash in February with have your feet tapping

Looking for places to stay in Broadstairs? Broadstairs offers seafront hotels with stunning views, boutique B&Bs and guest houses to quaint seaside self catering properties 

FREE CAR PARKING is available every Saturday at St Peter's Park Road, Broadstairs

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Visitor Information Centre
The Droit House
Stone Pier
Kent CT9 1JD
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Official website of Visit Thanet, Thanet District Council.