Viking Bay Beach

Viking Bay beach, Broadstairs, Kent

Place Category: Beaches

Weather & Tides
Water Quality
  • 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.

    Viking Bay Beach has dog restrictions. Dogs Allowed except between 1st May and 30th September.

  • 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.
       51%  60%   10 mph
      5:41 am    8:05 pm
    Tuesday, Apr 25th
     Breezy in the morning and light rain starting in the evening.
       51%  27%   15 mph
      5:39 am    8:07 pm

    Wednesday, Apr 26th
     Light rain until evening.
       57%  39%   13 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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