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Viking Bay

Harbour Street, Broadstairs CT10 1EU, England
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Beautiful Beach, but expensive parking/food/drink and filthy toilets/showers

Visited this beach today for the first time ever and I must admit I was somewhat surprised at how... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vikki R
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England, United Kingdom
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Filthy toilets

It’s such a shame that a decent beach with otherwise good facilities is overshadowed by filthy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amanda I
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lovely beach” (61 reviews)
“ice cream” (49 reviews)
“sandy beach” (53 reviews)
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Harbour Street, Broadstairs CT10 1EU, England
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"lovely beach"
in 61 reviews
"ice cream"
in 49 reviews
"sandy beach"
in 53 reviews
"seaside resort"
in 12 reviews
"cafes and restaurants"
in 8 reviews
"typical english seaside"
in 8 reviews
"small harbour"
in 7 reviews
"lovely soft sand"
in 7 reviews
"summer months"
in 20 reviews
"paddling pool"
in 9 reviews
"ideal for families"
in 8 reviews
"life guards"
in 21 reviews
"traditional beach"
in 7 reviews
"busy beach"
in 8 reviews
"deck chairs"
in 14 reviews
"high season"
in 10 reviews
"plenty of places to eat"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited this beach today for the first time ever and I must admit I was somewhat surprised at how pretty it was for a beach in England. It did get quite busy, but that's expected on a hot day of a weekend. We pre-planned our...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s such a shame that a decent beach with otherwise good facilities is overshadowed by filthy dirty toilets! For the second year running I took a small group to Viking Bay at Broadstairs today, putting a fair bit of money into the local economy. However...More

2  Thank Amanda I
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely beach and lovely seaside. The shops and the restaurants are really amazing and the beach was well managed. I've been in other beach around the area but this definitely deserve a stop. Is small but not chaotic... Well it was Wednesday so i am...More

Thank Flavio P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love Viking bay i always stay at Bleak House and love to go down to the bay and watch the boats and people on the beach its always so busy and the weather was wondeful-such a beautiful little part of Kent history held in...More

Thank jan t
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Broadstairs every year for the last 38 years and never tire of it. With our girls as children and sometimes now as adults. Viking Bay is lovely. It is kept clean. You can hire beds, buy buckets n spades, there are...More

Thank Diane A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun beach in Broadstairs. Easy to access round the side. Nice views. Has a rock pool area when the tide is out. The sea is easy to swim in. The Pavilion is next to it for drinks and food by the sea. Does get very...More

Thank rebeccabutterwick
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for one day 6 July it's a lovely beach the sand is clean you clean get sun beds and even have a beer

1  Thank EssexJason
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it, great bay, classic beachside feel, very British South Coast , but not too crowded, plenty to do, good promenade to walk on, safe for kids.

Thank Kabwe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I usually go to Margate once a year for a day trip, but have been put off in recent times by the number of yobs and other undesirables that the place now attracts. We tried Broadstairs as an alternative, and were not...More

2  Thank John H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is beautiful, the sand is gorgeous and the sea is clean. It can be overcrowded in summer with many saving large spaces with their wind breaks. Plus be careful eating on the beach as the seagulls do steal food. You need to remember...More

1  Thank Gizmocrystal
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Dave S
4 July 2018|
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Response from Gizmocrystal | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, but be aware of the seagulls as they may try to steal food. Also please clear up your rubbish so it’s left nice for everyone. Have a lovely time.
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Kirstie T
29 June 2018|
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Response from Skipper6060 | Reviewed this property |
Cheeprt at the top of the high street only a short walk down but a steep hill
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bijshah
25 June 2018|
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Response from glamama | Reviewed this property |
Speak to beach inspector by side of steps in the middle
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