Viking Bay Beach, Kent

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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 Beach has dog restrictions. Viking Bay has dog restrictions between 1st May and 30th September.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches around Broadstairs, 46 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality


Water 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.

Weather


Our 7 day weather forecast for Broadstairs in Kent

Today
Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Jun 13
Expect a temp in the range 14.3℃ to 14.9℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Jun 14
Expect a temp in the range 16.4℃ to 17.1℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Jun 15
Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Jun 16
Expect a temp in the range 16.6℃ to 17.4℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (E)
Thursday, Jun 17
Expect a temp in the range 17℃ to 18.3℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Jun 18
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (NNE)


Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Tides

Our tide forecast for Viking Bay Beach in Kent.

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