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Place Category: Beaches
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.
Dogs Allowed except between 1st May and 30th September.
Viking Bay Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain tomorrow through Monday, with temperatures falling to 14°C next Tuesday.Mostly cloudy until afternoon.Today's Forecast
15->183% 44% 8 mph
6:48 am 6:45 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Wednesday, Sep 27th
15->1913% 31% 10 mph
6:49 am 6:43 pmLight rain in the morning.Thursday, Sep 28th
14->1837% 70% 9 mph
6:51 am 6:41 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Friday, Sep 29th
13->1836% 51% 11 mph
6:52 am 6:38 pmRain in the morning.Saturday, Sep 30th
12->1643% 61% 12 mph
6:54 am 6:36 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Oct 1st
12->1610% 72% 6 mph
6:56 am 6:34 pmWindy in the morning and light rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.Monday, Oct 2nd
12->1744% 98% 17 mph
6:57 am 6:31 pmWindy in the morning and mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Tuesday, Oct 3rd
10->1430% 39% 19 mph
6:59 am 6:29 pm
Viking Bay Beach Tide Times
Viking Bay 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area