This page is all about one of our favourite places to relax. We have lived in the area for over 40 years and have now lived here in Broadstairs since 1998. It is a quiet town on the Kent coast between Margate and Ramsgate on the Isle of Thanet. It is sometimes referred to as the Jewel in Thanet's Crown. It is also known by the translation of the Town crest motto Stella Maris - Star of the Sea. There is quite a lot of history associated with the area, smuggling was prevalent for many years and of course Charles Dickens lived and wrote here.
I have added a Local History page to the site, I am no historian but hope it will encourage anyone interested to do some more research.
This picture (click on it to enlarge) was taken around 10am on 31st May 2001 showing Viking Bay in Broadstairs at its best in the sun, it got somewhat busier later in the day! On the left you can see the tower of the new Beach Lift (opened in 2000) which now gives easy access to Viking Bay for anyone who find stairs difficult for any reason. There is no charge to use the Lift and you get a good view of the bay on the way down! There are a number of bays in and around Broadstairs, all of which are sandy and reasonably safe for children, although only Botany, Joss and Viking Bays have lifeguards. Viking Bay is also dog free from May until September!
There are a number of panoramic images of Broadstairs now available to be seen here.
Click on the Broadstairs Weather image below to see the main weather page.
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You can see the local 5 day forecast here
High Tide: 2:44 4.6 Low Tide: 9:40 1.0 High Tide: 15:04 4.3 Low Tide: 21:58 1.3
You can also see the local tidal information and sun/moon rise/set times
You can now select the period displayed as any date for the next 12 months.