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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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


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Place Categories: Beaches Seaside Award

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 4.7℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (SE)
Thursday, Feb 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 3.2℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 10fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 4.9℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 1.5 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Feb 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (S)

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.

Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 00:32 (Height 4.34m)
   Low Tide at 07:26 (Height 0.52m)
   High Tide at 12:55 (Height 4.27m)
   Low Tide at 19:21 (Height 0.85m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 01:05 (Height 4.39m)
   Low Tide at 07:55 (Height 0.47m)
   High Tide at 13:30 (Height 4.29m)
   Low Tide at 19:53 (Height 0.82m)
Thu 09 Feb
   High Tide at 01:42 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 08:26 (Height 0.46m)
   High Tide at 14:05 (Height 4.25m)
   Low Tide at 20:26 (Height 0.83m)
Fri 10 Feb
   High Tide at 02:15 (Height 4.35m)
   Low Tide at 08:57 (Height 0.50m)
   High Tide at 14:39 (Height 4.17m)
   Low Tide at 20:59 (Height 0.89m)
Sat 11 Feb
   High Tide at 02:46 (Height 4.27m)
   Low Tide at 09:28 (Height 0.58m)
   High Tide at 15:11 (Height 4.07m)
   Low Tide at 21:31 (Height 0.97m)
Sun 12 Feb
   High Tide at 03:16 (Height 4.21m)
   Low Tide at 10:01 (Height 0.68m)
   High Tide at 15:44 (Height 3.98m)
   Low Tide at 22:08 (Height 1.07m)
Mon 13 Feb
   High Tide at 03:54 (Height 4.14m)
   Low Tide at 10:39 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 16:28 (Height 3.89m)
   Low Tide at 22:54 (Height 1.17m)

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