Viking Bay Beach, Kent
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.
7-day Weather Forecast
Rain on Tuesday, with high temperatures peaking at 6°C on Tuesday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
2->60% 88% 9 mph
7:51 am 4:20 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Jan 19th
3->416% 86% 20 mph
7:50 am 4:21 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Sunday, Jan 20th
3->50% 31% 8 mph
7:49 am 4:23 pmMostly cloudy starting in the afternoon and windy overnight.Monday, Jan 21st
4->67% 29% 7 mph
7:47 am 4:25 pmRain and windy in the morning.Tuesday, Jan 22nd
3->678% 64% 20 mph
7:46 am 4:26 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Jan 23rd
3->435% 44% 17 mph
7:45 am 4:28 pmWindy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening, and foggy starting in the evening.Thursday, Jan 24th
3->470% 83% 24 mph
7:44 am 4:30 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Jan 25th
2->453% 84% 20 mph
7:43 am 4:32 pm
Beach Bathing Water QualityWater 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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