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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 Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Thursday, with temperatures rising to 21°C on Thursday.Windy throughout the day and light rain starting in the evening.Today's Forecast
15->1941% 58% 23 mph
5:13 am 8:49 pmLight rain in the morning and evening and breezy overnight.Saturday, Jul 29th
17->2053% 64% 17 mph
5:15 am 8:48 pmBreezy in the morning and mostly cloudy starting in the evening.Sunday, Jul 30th
16->1944% 54% 21 mph
5:16 am 8:46 pmPartly cloudy starting in the evening.Monday, Jul 31st
15->200% 23% 19 mph
5:18 am 8:45 pmMostly cloudy starting in the evening.Tuesday, Aug 1st
15->205% 27% 9 mph
5:19 am 8:43 pmLight rain overnight.Wednesday, Aug 2nd
15->200% 54% 10 mph
5:21 am 8:42 pmLight rain and breezy in the morning.Thursday, Aug 3rd
17->2181% 49% 22 mph
5:22 am 8:40 pmBreezy in the morning.Friday, Aug 4th
15->202% 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area