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Escape to Broadstairs

Broadstairs succeeds in more than satisfying the needs of today’s generations of short break, weekend visitors and day trippers who flock to its beaches. Yet the coastal honeypot retains all the charms and features of an authentic seaside destination.

Morelli’s, the quintessential 1950s ice cream parlour, stands at the top of the chalk cliffs overlooking floral displays along the promenade and the gently sloping sands and lower tide rock pools of Viking Bay

Charles Dickens, one of the town’s most famous former visitors and residents, would easily recognise the narrow streets winding down to the small fishing harbour and the distinctive flint walls of the older parts of the town.

Throughout the summer, demand is high for the town’s many guesthouses, B&Bs, self-catering houses and apartments.

As a resort, and a long-standing favourite destination for people of all ages and interests, Broadstairs is thriving in the 21st century. 

• Seven spectacular sandy, family-friendly beaches and bays, with two Blue Flag Awards and five Seaside Award (2024 awards)

• Stunning chalk cliffs including caves and the much-photographed stacks at Botany Bay

• Closest surfing beaches to London and best in the south east

• Timeless seaside charm

• Traditional fishing harbour, cobbled narrow streets and squares

• Vibrant nightlife economy and exciting eateries

• Classic ice cream parlours and coffee shops

• Clifftop gardens and bandstand

• Clifftop and foreshore strolls, cycling and golf

• Attractions include Dickens House Museum and Crampton Tower Museum 

• Two Escape Room venues including one set within original bank vaults

St. Peter’s Village Tour, guided costumed walk, plus Churchyard and War Graves tours

• Full diary of festivals and events including Blues Bash (February), POW! Thanet (March), Dickens Festival (June), Summer entertainment at the Bandstand (July and August), Folk Week (August), Food Festival (Easter and September/October)

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