Joss Bay Beach

Joss Bay beach, Broadstairs, Kent

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    Joss Bay Beach has dog restrictions. Dogs allowed except from 15th May to 15th September 10.a.m to 6.00 p.m

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches around Broadstairs, 45 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Joss Bay Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Wednesday through next Saturday, with temperatures peaking at 20°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy until evening.
       0%  42%   6 mph
      6:43 am    6:52 pm
    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
       0%  46%   13 mph
      6:44 am    6:50 pm

    Monday, Sep 25th
     Overcast throughout the day.
       5%  99%   9 mph
      6:46 am    6:47 pm
    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
       5%  51%   6 mph
      6:48 am    6:45 pm

    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
       34%  55%   11 mph
      6:49 am    6:43 pm
    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Overcast throughout the day.
       35%  97%   10 mph
      6:51 am    6:40 pm

    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain overnight.
       23%  88%   12 mph
      6:52 am    6:38 pm
    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Light rain in the morning.
       42%  67%   10 mph
      6:54 am    6:36 pm

  • Joss Bay Beach Tide Times


  • Joss Bay Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water 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.
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