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Place Category: Beaches
Joss Bay is the Home of Kent Surfing and one of the most popular South East England surf spots.
Joss Bay beach in Kent is a 200m sandy beach sheltered by large white chalk cliffs below the North Foreland Lighthouse. The beach is popular with families and not just surfers and due to being close to Broadstairs can get crowded. The flat rocks at the end of the beach can provide hours of exploration for the kids.
The bay was named after an 18th century smuggler called Joss Snelling and is one of the seven bays in Broadstairs.
Kitesurfing is a struggle due to the cliffs behind the beach and the number of visitors.
Signposted coastal walks or cycle rides from the beach.
Facilities include Surf School and Surf/Kayak Hire Facilities; Toilets, Cafe/Restaurant, Shops, Deck Chair/ Windbreak Hire, Pay and display parking, Lifeguard in summer months, disabled access, seasonal children play area.
Joss Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.
Dogs allowed except from 15th May to 15th September 10.a.m to 6.00 p.m
Joss Bay Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Thursday, with temperatures rising to 20°C on Thursday.Windy throughout the day and light rain starting in the evening.Today's Forecast
15->1941% 58% 24 mph
5:13 am 8:49 pmLight rain starting in the evening and breezy overnight.Saturday, Jul 29th
17->2054% 63% 17 mph
5:15 am 8:48 pmBreezy in the morning and mostly cloudy starting in the evening.Sunday, Jul 30th
16->1944% 54% 21 mph
5:16 am 8:46 pmBreezy in the morning and partly cloudy starting in the evening.Monday, Jul 31st
15->190% 22% 19 mph
5:18 am 8:45 pmMostly cloudy starting in the evening.Tuesday, Aug 1st
15->195% 27% 9 mph
5:19 am 8:43 pmLight rain overnight.Wednesday, Aug 2nd
15->190% 55% 10 mph
5:21 am 8:42 pmLight rain and breezy in the morning.Thursday, Aug 3rd
17->2081% 47% 22 mph
5:22 am 8:40 pmBreezy in the morning.Friday, Aug 4th
15->202% 3% 21 mph
5:24 am 8:38 pm
Joss Bay Beach Tide Times
Joss Bay Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area