Broadstairs town is perched above a crescent shaped sandy bay, the perfect place to build sandcastles or laze on a deckchair with a tasty treat from a traditional ice cream parlour. Charles Dickens particularly enjoyed this charming seaside town and visited Broadstairs regularly from 1837 to 1859, staying in a house renamed Bleak House in his honour. Broadstairs hosts festivals of Folk Music and Food and Drink so there is much to keep visitors amused at all times of the year. There are seven glorious bays to choose from including beautiful Joss Bay and Viking Bay where you can take up surfing. There are lovely cliff top walks to both Margate and Ramsgate. Margate is the new cultural capital of the South with the Turner Contemporary Gallery hosting many wonderful exhibitions. Ramsgate has a very attractive harbour with an array of cafes and restaurants to choose from so both are well worth a visit. As well as all the superb outdoor activities available at Broadstairs, there is also a charming little cinema, a theatre and some amazing individual shops and galleries. It really is a perfect little town for year round amusement
Old School Mews is a real find - furnished with an exceptional level of presentation - yards from the sea in popular Broadstairs. A delightful and welcoming, family-friendly house, great for a fun filled holiday by the sea. A lovely, central location close to all the amenities of this traditional seaside resort. It has an open plan light and airy feel with two bedrooms; one kingsize bedroom and a twin, the cottage sleeps four.
The Beach Roamer
Ramsgate to Margate Walk
Botany, Bays and Beaches
You may have seen the recent programme – Top 100 Walks in Britain. Heading right around the corner of England, starting in Ramsgate Harbour and ending in Margate, taking the views of Broadstairs. You can download the map here to follow the Beach Roamer Walk route.
A beautiful beach ramble from Active Ramsgate, taking in the best of the Isle of Thanet’s coastline from the Royal Harbour of Ramsgate, right around the corner of the English coastline to the vibrant seaside town of Margate, home of Turner Contemporary. This route takes in some spectacular views across no less than nine bays, and stunning cliffs interspersed with wild flowers and vegetation – truly one of the most stunning walks in Kent. The cottage is just minutes from the beautiful beaches of Broadstairs. The walk is accessible, please do enquire about tide times, when best to take this lovely walk.