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Place Category: Beaches
Viking Bay beach is Broadstairs main bay. Sandy beach with clifftop promenade, harbour pier, sea water tidal swimming pool and boardwalk.
The beach has a slope on the northern end by 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 include toilets, cafes, pubs, kiosks, restaurants, boast slipway, lift to beach (open Easter to October), deck chairs, amusements, chalets for hire, seasonal lifeguards.
As this is the main beach you have various parking options, a small harbour car park or street parking at the top of the cliffs.
Dogs Allowed except between 1st May and 30th September.
Viking Bay Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Saturday, with temperatures falling to 17°C on Sunday.Light rain in the evening and overnight.Today's Forecast
12->2137% 23% 0 mph
4:48 am 8:57 pmLight rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.Monday, May 29th
14->2454% 50% 3 mph
4:47 am 8:58 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, May 30th
13->2123% 48% 12 mph
4:46 am 8:59 pmClear throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
12->190% 0% 4 mph
4:45 am 9:01 pmPartly cloudy overnight.Thursday, Jun 1st
11->180% 1% 9 mph
4:44 am 9:02 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Jun 2nd
13->190% 70% 5 mph
4:44 am 9:03 pmLight rain until evening.Saturday, Jun 3rd
14->1960% 91% 1 mph
4:43 am 9:04 pmOvercast throughout the day.Sunday, Jun 4th
13->172% 97% 5 mph
4:42 am 9:05 pm
Viking Bay Beach Tide Times
Viking 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