Joss Bay Beach
Joss Bay beach in Broadstairs, Kent is a 200m sandy beach sheltered by large white chalk cliffs below the North Foreland Lighthouse and is just one of the Seven Broadstairs Bays, Joss Bay is known as the home of Kent surfing and one of the most popular South East England surf spots.
The beach is popular with families and not just surfers and due to being close to Broadstairs can get crowded. The flat rocks at the end of the beach can provide hours of exploration for the kids.
The bay was named after an 18th-century smuggler called Joss Snelling and is one of the seven bays in Broadstairs.
Activity wise, we have talked about surfing but kitesurfing is a struggle due to the cliffs behind the beach and the number of summer visitors.
Facilities at the beach include surf school and surf/kayak hire facilities, toilets, cafe/restaurant, shops, deck chair/ windbreak hire, car parking, lifeguards in summer months, disabled access, seasonal children play area.
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Joss Bay Beach Water Quality
- 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 4.6℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 9.9 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (W)
Broadstairs weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Joss Bay Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Joss Bay Beach is at Broadstairs 1.50 km (0.93 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.
Low Tide at 00:07 (Height 1.29m)
High Tide at 06:08 (Height 3.97m)
Low Tide at 12:57 (Height 1.03m)
High Tide at 19:05 (Height 3.71m)
Low Tide at 01:23 (Height 1.39m)
High Tide at 07:20 (Height 3.81m)
Low Tide at 14:03 (Height 1.20m)
High Tide at 20:10 (Height 3.69m)
Low Tide at 02:39 (Height 1.35m)
High Tide at 08:30 (Height 3.76m)
Low Tide at 15:10 (Height 1.26m)
High Tide at 21:14 (Height 3.78m)
Low Tide at 03:53 (Height 1.19m)
High Tide at 09:39 (Height 3.84m)
Low Tide at 16:12 (Height 1.22m)
High Tide at 22:10 (Height 3.93m)
Low Tide at 04:57 (Height 0.97m)
High Tide at 10:35 (Height 3.98m)
Low Tide at 17:05 (Height 1.14m)
High Tide at 22:54 (Height 4.07m)
Low Tide at 05:45 (Height 0.78m)
High Tide at 11:18 (Height 4.09m)
Low Tide at 17:47 (Height 1.05m)
High Tide at 23:31 (Height 4.18m)
Low Tide at 06:23 (Height 0.66m)
High Tide at 11:53 (Height 4.16m)
Low Tide at 18:21 (Height 0.98m)
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