Why is Broadstairs famous?
Sitting pretty on the ‘Kent Riviera’, Broadstairs is perhaps most famous for having inspired works by Charles Dickens, who visited regularly in the mid-19th century and is said to have spent time writing in its pubs and hotels.
Is Broadstairs a good place to live?
Broadstairs is an all-round fantastic place to live, with excellent road and rail links to neighbouring towns and to London.
Is Broadstairs a sandy beach?
Broadstairs boasts an impressive seven sand-filled beaches and bays. Head to Joss Bay to learn to surf, or rural Botany Bay to saunter amid towering chalk stacks. At the town’s main beach, Viking Bay, discover children’s rides, beach huts, surfing, a harbour and cliff-top promenade.
What is there to do in St Mary’s Bay?
St Marys Bay. Beaches, Outdoor.
Why is it called Viking Bay?
In AD449 the Viking Hengist actually landed near Ramsgate at Pegwell Bay. Today there is a replica Viking long ship on display at Pegwell Bay. This replica was actually rowed across the North Sea in 1949 and landed at was then called Main Bay in Broadstairs – now renamed Viking Bay in honour of this event.
Can you swim in Viking Bay?
Stay safe on the beach When on a lifeguarded beach, find the red and yellow flags and always swim or bodyboard between them – this area is patrolled by lifeguards.
Are dogs allowed on Viking Bay Broadstairs?
Parking: If you can, please travel on foot, by bike, or by public transport. If you do use one of our public car parks, you will be advised to make payment over the phone/internet using RingGo. Car park locations can be found here. No Dogs allowed at any time from 1st May until 30th September, any time.
Is Viking Bay Nice?
Viking bay is a very nice beach. It was less than 5min walk from where we stayed, and surrounded by many top quality restaurants and gastropubs. Weather was 19/20 degrees but with no clouds, it really was suitable weather for the beach. One of the nicest sandy beaches I have been too in the UK.
What is Broadstairs in Kent like?
Broadstairs is a quintessentially English seaside town – that’s why we love it. From it’s sprawling white beaches to its bustling traditional fish and chip shops the little town has a lot to admire. However, it’s often overshadowed by its more illustrious Thanet neighbours Ramsgate and Margate.
Is Broadstairs up and coming?
Broadstairs – 42 per cent Third on the list is the popular town of Broadstairs in Thanet. With an average price increase of £111,262, it’s proven to be a good choice for buyers who invested in a home five years ago. Broadstairs has seen 42 per cent rise in value.
Which is better Margate or Broadstairs?
Margate is very big and “touristy”. It does have the Turner Centre, if you’re into that sort of thing. I would personally go to Broadstairs, which is smaller, but still a good size. Parking may be a bit easier in Margate.