Situated in Kent, the Garden of England, Broadstairs is a beautiful seaside town full of old-fashioned charm and well deserving of its title as Thanet’s “jewel in the crown”. It’s so tranquil that visitors easily wind down and relax and many return time and again.
Broadstairs is lucky to have seven family-friendly sandy bays that have gained Blue Flag and Seaside Awards recognising their high quality. The stunning beaches with colourful beach huts provide a sanctuary for guests to spend their holiday enjoying the sea, rockpools, coastal walks, surfing, beach cafes or even with a nap on the beach! There are children’s activities on the main beach, Viking Bay.
Away from the beautiful bays, there are plenty of other activities to keep you amused including mini golf, a quaint 111 seat independent cinema showing current and historical films, small amusement arcade, boutique shops and ice cream parlours. For those who like eating out, the town has many restaurants, tea rooms, gastropubs and microbreweries with new ones opening regularly, a special treat is a visit to Morelli’s the town’s historic ice cream parlour.
Broadstairs is renowned for holding lots of events throughout the year with many of these taking place at Victoria Gardens which is just a short stroll away from Sea Glimpses. These include stunning firework displays across Viking Bay and bandstand concerts during the summer, Dickens Week in June which celebrates Charles Dickens love of Broadstairs, Folk Week and the Water Gala in August, Food Festival in autumn, the Blues Weekend in February or just take a trip to Ramsgate on the Open Top Bus during the summer.
For our guests with dogs, we are perfectly located to Louisa Bay and Dumpton Gap which are wonderful dog-friendly beaches all year round. When the tide is out it’s lovely to take a stroll along the beach to Ramsgate. Many of Broadstairs café’s, restaurants, shops and pubs welcome dogs too. From 1 October to 30 April all the beaches are unrestricted making them popular with dog owners – the winter beach walks are truly invigorating.