Viking Bay beach, Broadstairs, Kent
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    Viking Bay beach is Broadstairs main bay. Sandy beach with clifftop promenade, harbour pier, sea water tidal swimming pool and boardwalk.

    The beach has a slope on the northern end by 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 include toilets, cafes, pubs, kiosks, restaurants, boast slipway, lift to beach (open Easter to October), deck chairs, amusements, chalets for hire, seasonal lifeguards.

    As this is the main beach you have various parking options, a small harbour car park or street parking at the top of the cliffs.

    Viking Bay Beach has dog restrictions. Dogs Allowed except between 1st May and 30th September.

    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.

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  • Water Quality

    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.
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Thursday through Monday, with temperatures falling to 7°C next Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Overcast throughout the day and windy overnight.
       0%  98%   9 mph
      7:23 am    3:59 pm
    Wednesday, Nov 22nd
     Dangerously windy throughout the day and mostly cloudy until afternoon.
       16%  60%   29 mph
      7:24 am    3:58 pm

    Thursday, Nov 23rd
     Windy until afternoon and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       79%  68%   24 mph
      7:26 am    3:57 pm
    Friday, Nov 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and dangerously windy starting in the afternoon.
       87%  93%   9 mph
      7:28 am    3:56 pm

    Saturday, Nov 25th
     Mostly cloudy in the morning and breezy overnight.
       20%  27%   21 mph
      7:29 am    3:55 pm
    Sunday, Nov 26th
     Windy until afternoon and mostly cloudy until evening.
       19%  73%   23 mph
      7:31 am    3:54 pm

    Monday, Nov 27th
     Windy in the afternoon and light rain in the evening.
       84%  76%   16 mph
      7:32 am    3:54 pm
    Tuesday, Nov 28th
     Windy in the morning and mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       43%  43%   23 mph
      7:34 am    3:53 pm

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