Viking Bay Beach

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 at Broadstairs, 46 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Viking Bay 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 16.7℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Oct 09
Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 14.3℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SW)

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

Viking Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Viking Bay Beach is at Broadstairs 1.06 km (0.66 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 03 Oct
   High Tide at 04:10 (Height 3.85m)
   Low Tide at 10:56 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 16:53 (Height 3.98m)
   Low Tide at 23:31 (Height 1.40m)
Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 05:29 (Height 3.64m)
   Low Tide at 12:27 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 18:29 (Height 3.83m)
Wed 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:16 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 07:15 (Height 3.62m)
   Low Tide at 14:10 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 20:09 (Height 3.96m)
Thu 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:47 (Height 1.36m)
   High Tide at 08:38 (Height 3.86m)
   Low Tide at 15:34 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 21:26 (Height 4.26m)
Fri 07 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:55 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 09:44 (Height 4.15m)
   Low Tide at 16:37 (Height 0.55m)
   High Tide at 22:23 (Height 4.50m)
Sat 08 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:47 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 10:34 (Height 4.39m)
   Low Tide at 17:28 (Height 0.39m)
   High Tide at 23:09 (Height 4.61m)
Sun 09 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:30 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 11:14 (Height 4.54m)
   Low Tide at 18:08 (Height 0.33m)
   High Tide at 23:47 (Height 4.62m)

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