Viking Bay | Day Out With The Kids

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Viking Bay

Broadstairs, Kent, England

Attraction Information

  • Beaches icon Beaches

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Viking Bay is a curved, sandy bay ideal for family trips, with tidal pool, deckchair hire, a range of summertime children's rides and a cool surf school beachside offering ski and belly boards! Lovely to have the choice of tucking away at one end for a peaceful and traditional beach day with swimming and sand castling, or a great spot for a bit of wet-stuff based adrenalin - and just as importantly, you can do both! Ideal for when you've got a group of kids of varying ages who will all have different beach needs.

The surf school is open from March to October and there are seasonal lifeguards available throughout the warmer months too, so you're all good for a summertime splash about. You can also rely on decent quality water as it's a 2015 Seaside Award winner too!

Immediate vicinity amenities include toilets and first aid station, then the cliff top promenade and boardwalk which are pleasant to explore with great views, but it can catch the wind so take ear muffs for small kids. Unusually there are actually beach suitable wheelchairs available to borrow, if you call the number given in advance.

Worth noting for literature fans that the area was fondly chronicled in Our English Watering Place by Charles Dickens.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Harbour Street, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1EU, England


Click here to visit Viking Bay's website
01843 296111

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Year round daylight access. Lifeguarded May through September. Dog ban in place from 1st May until 30th September, dogs not permitted any time.


No entry fees, but rides and amenities will charge.

More Information

Eating information

There's a restaurant, a cafe and a tea room all within sight of the beach. Morelli's Ice Cream can be bought at nearby Victoria Parade - it charmingly started here being sold from the back of a bicycle but these days has reached the dizzy heights of the Harrods food hall! Yum!


Loos including disabled facilities signposted from beachside, within a few hundred yards.


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Broadstairs, Kent, England

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