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Broadstairs is a small seaside resort town situated at the most easterly end of Kent, in a richly historic area known as the Isle of Thanet, where towering white cliffs embrace the ocean. Broadstairs boasts seemingly endless stretches of fine golden sands, which slope up to an old-fashioned promenade that showcases fresh seafood restaurants, outdoor cafés and niche boutiques. But beneath Broadstairs’ sun-dappled resort exterior lies a diverse and intriguing history, ranging from medieval shrines to Edwardian-era pirate coves.

Things to see

Lovers of literature will be delighted to discover that Broadstairs was a favourite summer holiday spot for Charles Dickens - so much so that a museum is dedicated to him. Visit the Dickens House Museum - set in a Georgian white-washed cottage - and become inspired at the collection of prints and illustrations crafted by Dickens himself, all playfully arranged in an authentically Victorian period setting. After, continue your historic tour of Broadstairs by visiting the Crampton Tower Museum. Set in an imposing brownstone turret and beside mammoth centuries-old stone kilns, this museum tells of the engineering prowess of Kent-born Thomas Crampton. As the afternoon rolls on, head to Broadstairs’ sweeping beaches. Grab a vanilla ice-cream from one of the retro-chic parlours, and amble down to Viking Bay, the town’s central family-friendly beach. If you’re seeking wild waves and soft sands, then Joss Way surfing beach is for you.

Hotels in Broadstairs

Central Broadstairs hotels offer affordable 3-star accommodation, with large rooms suited for families seeking a sun-soaked beach holiday. These hotels provide in-house dining, enormous en-suite rooms and helpful hosts who can direct you to Broadstairs’ endless family-themed activities and sights. Several sublime 4-star lodges and guesthouses - located centrally - provide elegant, refined rooms with king-size beds, complimentary breakfasts complete aromatic home-brewed coffee, and top-class butler-like service. For an entirely inexpensive stay, but with the modern amenities of free WiFi and television, nearby Margate provides a wide range of comfortable 2-star hotels.

Where to stay

Broadstairs’ small size means that staying centrally puts you within walking distance of Viking Bay beach, the flower-studded Victoria Park, and the curious independent stores that align the promenade. With a chilled-out, quintessentially English resort-vibe, central Broadstairs makes for a relaxed and refreshing family holiday. For easier access to the wild surfers’ waves, bright-white cliffs and coastal hiking trails, stay south of central Broadstairs, in the adjacent town of St Lawrence. For a romantic stay set in an old-world canal-side village full of manor houses and thatched cottages, stay in nearby Worth.

How to get to Broadstairs

Broadstairs’ quaint railway station - located at a short 10 minute walk from the beach - provides regular and speedy services to and from London, as well as Canterbury, Ashford and Ebbsfleet. Trains from London take approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, meaning that you can dig your toes into Broadstairs’ fine sands in no time. If arriving by car, take either the M2 or M20 motorways east, and follow the A299 or A28 into central Broadstairs. From London, this pleasant countryside drive is a mere 60 miles. Once in Broadstairs, it's best to stroll around the quiet streets on foot, or by bike.