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Place Category: Beaches
Joss Bay is the Home of Kent Surfing and one of the most popular South East England surf spots.
Joss Bay beach in Kent is a 200m sandy beach sheltered by large white chalk cliffs below the North Foreland Lighthouse. 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.
Kitesurfing is a struggle due to the cliffs behind the beach and the number of visitors.
Signposted coastal walks or cycle rides from the beach.
Facilities include Surf School and Surf/Kayak Hire Facilities; Toilets, Cafe/Restaurant, Shops, Deck Chair/ Windbreak Hire, Pay and display parking, Lifeguard in summer months, disabled access, seasonal children play area.
Joss Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.
Dogs allowed except from 15th May to 15th September 10.a.m to 6.00 p.m
Joss Bay Beach Weather Forecast
Drizzle on Sunday and Monday, with temperatures falling to 17°C on Friday.Clear throughout the day.Today's Forecast
12->220% 0% 14 mph
4:50 am 8:55 pmPartly cloudy starting in the evening.Saturday, May 27th
15->244% 13% 10 mph
4:49 am 8:56 pmDrizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Sunday, May 28th
12->2023% 44% 1 mph
4:48 am 8:57 pmDrizzle until afternoon.Monday, May 29th
14->2243% 58% 4 mph
4:47 am 8:58 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, May 30th
13->210% 37% 10 mph
4:46 am 9:00 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Wednesday, May 31st
12->170% 6% 1 mph
4:45 am 9:01 pmClear throughout the day.Thursday, Jun 1st
11->170% 0% 9 mph
4:44 am 9:02 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Jun 2nd
13->170% 28% 9 mph
4:43 am 9:03 pm
Joss Bay Beach Tide Times
Joss Bay Beach Water quality
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.
Photos from around the surrounding area