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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    7-day Weather Forecast

    Rain over the weekend, with high temperatures falling to 8°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       0%  75%   19 mph
      7:32 am    5:46 pm
    Wednesday, Oct 24th
     Clear throughout the day.
       0%  5%   15 mph
      7:34 am    5:44 pm

    Thursday, Oct 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       0%  54%   13 mph
      7:36 am    5:42 pm
    Friday, Oct 26th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon and windy overnight.
       20%  43%   20 mph
      7:38 am    5:40 pm

    Saturday, Oct 27th
     Windy in the morning and rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       70%  55%   24 mph
      7:39 am    5:38 pm
    Sunday, Oct 28th
     Light rain in the morning and windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       72%  53%   23 mph
      6:41 am    4:36 pm

    Monday, Oct 29th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       64%  70%   14 mph
      6:43 am    4:34 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       57%  59%   8 mph
      6:45 am    4:32 pm

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