Viking Bay beach is the main bay of the seven Broadstairs bays, a sandy beach with clifftop promenade, harbour pier, sea water tidal swimming pool and a boardwalk.
The beach has a slope on the northern end of the harbour whilst on the southern end, you have steps or a seasonal lift to get you down from the gardens at the top of the cliffs.
Facilities at the beach include toilets, cafes, pubs, kiosks, restaurants, boast slipway, lift to the beach (open Easter to October), deck chairs, amusements, chalets for hire, seasonal lifeguards.
As this is the main Broadstairs beach you have various parking options, a small harbour car park or street parking at the top of the cliffs.
Viking Bay Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.
Viking Bay has dog restrictions between 1st May and 30th September.
- 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.
Our weather forecast for Broadstairs in Kent
Today (Thursday, Mar 04)
Expect a temperature in the range 5.3℃ to 5.5℃ with a wind speed 5.8 m/sec (NNE)
Friday, Mar 05
Expect a temperature in the range 5.2℃ to 5.7℃ with a wind speed 9 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Mar 06
Expect a temperature in the range 5℃ to 5.3℃ with a wind speed 6.5 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Mar 07
Expect a temperature in the range 4.9℃ to 5.2℃ with a wind speed 3.3 m/sec (E)
Monday, Mar 08
Expect a temperature in the range 3.5℃ to 4.9℃ with a wind speed 1.8 m/sec (ESE)
Tuesday, Mar 09
Expect a temperature in the range 3.2℃ to 3.8℃ with a wind speed 3.7 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Mar 10
Expect a temperature in the range 7.3℃ to 8.6℃ with a wind speed 12.9 m/sec (SSW)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Viking Bay Beach in Kent.
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