Dumpton Gap is a quiet, sandy bay approximately 150 meters long with Read more [...]
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.
- Water Quality
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.
7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain on Thursday through Monday, with temperatures falling to 7°C next Tuesday.Overcast throughout the day and windy overnight.Today's Forecast
12->140% 98% 9 mph
7:23 am 3:59 pmDangerously windy throughout the day and mostly cloudy until afternoon.Wednesday, Nov 22nd
12->1316% 60% 29 mph
7:24 am 3:58 pmWindy until afternoon and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Nov 23rd
9->1379% 68% 24 mph
7:26 am 3:57 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day and dangerously windy starting in the afternoon.Friday, Nov 24th
8->1187% 93% 9 mph
7:28 am 3:56 pmMostly cloudy in the morning and breezy overnight.Saturday, Nov 25th
5->920% 27% 21 mph
7:29 am 3:55 pmWindy until afternoon and mostly cloudy until evening.Sunday, Nov 26th
6->919% 73% 23 mph
7:31 am 3:54 pmWindy in the afternoon and light rain in the evening.Monday, Nov 27th
6->984% 76% 16 mph
7:32 am 3:54 pmWindy in the morning and mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Tuesday, Nov 28th
5->743% 43% 23 mph
7:34 am 3:53 pm