Viking Bay beach, Broadstairs, Kent
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    Viking Bay Beach Information

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

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches around Broadstairs, 46 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

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  • Water Quality


    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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  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today through Tuesday, with high temperatures bottoming out at 17°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Breezy starting in the afternoon and light rain overnight.
     
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       28%  85%   15 mph
      4:50 am    8:55 pm
    Sunday, May 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       66%  82%   13 mph
      4:49 am    8:56 pm

    Monday, May 28th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       28%  45%   8 mph
      4:48 am    8:57 pm
    Tuesday, May 29th
     Foggy in the morning.
     
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       47%  99%   9 mph
      4:47 am    8:58 pm

    Wednesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       11%  83%   0 mph
      4:46 am    9:00 pm
    Thursday, May 31st
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    18
       0%  36%   4 mph
      4:45 am    9:01 pm

    Friday, Jun 1st
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       4%  98%   5 mph
      4:44 am    9:02 pm
    Saturday, Jun 2nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       6%  72%   9 mph
      4:44 am    9:03 pm

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