Viking Bay Beach

Viking Bay beach, Broadstairs, Kent

Place Category: Beaches

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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.

  • Viking Bay Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Thursday, with temperatures rising to 21°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Windy throughout the day and light rain starting in the evening.
     
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       41%  58%   23 mph
      5:13 am    8:49 pm
    Saturday, Jul 29th
     Light rain in the morning and evening and breezy overnight.
     
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    20
       53%  64%   17 mph
      5:15 am    8:48 pm

    Sunday, Jul 30th
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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    19
       44%  54%   21 mph
      5:16 am    8:46 pm
    Monday, Jul 31st
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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    20
       0%  23%   19 mph
      5:18 am    8:45 pm

    Tuesday, Aug 1st
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
    15
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    20
       5%  27%   9 mph
      5:19 am    8:43 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 2nd
     Light rain overnight.
     
    15
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    20
       0%  54%   10 mph
      5:21 am    8:42 pm

    Thursday, Aug 3rd
     Light rain and breezy in the morning.
     
    17
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    21
       81%  49%   22 mph
      5:22 am    8:40 pm
    Friday, Aug 4th
     Breezy in the morning.
     
    15
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    20
       2%  3%   21 mph
      5:24 am    8:38 pm

  • Viking Bay Beach Tide Times

     

  • Viking Bay Beach Water quality

    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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