Joss Bay Beach

Joss Bay beach, Broadstairs, Kent

Place Category: Beaches

Weather & Tides
Water Quality
  • 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 has dog restrictions. Dogs allowed except from 15th May to 15th September 10.a.m to 6.00 p.m

  • Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 11°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain starting in the afternoon and breezy overnight.
       52%  61%   10 mph
      5:40 am    8:05 pm
    Tuesday, Apr 25th
     Breezy in the morning and light rain starting in the evening.
       51%  27%   15 mph
      5:38 am    8:07 pm

    Wednesday, Apr 26th
     Light rain until evening.
       58%  39%   14 mph
      5:37 am    8:09 pm
    Thursday, Apr 27th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       50%  39%   10 mph
      5:35 am    8:10 pm

    Friday, Apr 28th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       3%  38%   9 mph
      5:33 am    8:12 pm
    Saturday, Apr 29th
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening and breezy overnight.
       3%  8%   8 mph
      5:31 am    8:14 pm

    Sunday, Apr 30th
     Breezy in the morning and light rain starting in the evening.
       67%  60%   14 mph
      5:29 am    8:15 pm
    Monday, May 1st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       64%  62%   12 mph
      5:27 am    8:17 pm

    Tide Times

    Tide Times & Heights for Broadstairs on 24th April 2017

    05:23 - Low Tide (0.53m)
    11:10 - High Tide (4.28m)
    17:42 - Low Tide (0.72m)
    23:22 - High Tide (4.36m)

  • 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.
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