A stroll around Broadstairs is a journey of discovery with a lovely surprise around nearly every corner. There are plenty of things to do in Broadstairs – for all the family.
You’ll wander along the main thoroughfares and be enticed into quirky little lanes where tiny flint houses and fishermen’s cottages nestle together comfortably, as they have done for years, and where unusual small shops draw you in to browse their wares – quirky jewellery, unusual clothes and edible delicacies from around the world.
A promenade amble reveals charming gardens, great for relaxing in with a delicious homemade ice cream, whilst a clifftop stroll uncovers seven beautiful beaches and bays, each a little different. The resorts main beach, Viking Bay, has a small harbour, children’s amusements and garden on the sands! Joss Bay is more rural and offers great surfing opportunities, whilst Botany Bay is quieter and more secluded and can feel a million miles from anywhere – absolute bliss when you want to laze around and recharge your batteries.
The quiet charm of Broadstairs belies the entertainment opportunities there are. The resort has a full calendar of events from the annual Blues Bash, Dickens Festival, Folk week and Food Festival to a great free summer entertainment programme and there are a mouth-watering number of restaurants, bistros, cafes and pubs to choose from – you could eat your way around the world in this town!
Margate is only a few minutes’ drive, also with its golden sandy beaches. The Turner Contemporary Gallery is well worth a visit and entrance is free. Dreamland Margate, the original seaside amusement park, is also now open once again, providing thrills a plenty to a new generation and nostalgia seekers alike.
Ramsgate has its Royal Harbour which has developed into a fantastic area to eat and drink with some traditional arcades for the children.
BROADSTAIRS, MARGATE AND RAMSGATE HAVE A WEALTH OF TREASURES, FESTIVALS AND EVENTS TO OFFER VISITORS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
The houses are ideally placed for exploring the seaside towns of Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate and all the other attractions of the region.
In August a whole range of world music is on offer in Broadstairs during Folk Week and music lovers will also enjoy the Summer Soul Festival in Margate.
Visit the mysterious Shell Grotto in Margate where you can discover 4.6 millions shells in an underground cave.
Surfers will be able to hit the waves all year round at Joss Bay.
Why not try sailing with Broadstairs Sailing Club?
Every last Sunday of the month you can go down to Cliftonville Farmers’ Market at Oval Lawns from 10-12pm to pick up fresh local produce. And the second Sunday of the month is Thanet Farmers Market which is now at Dane Court School in Broadstairs.
If you are interested in aviation an ideal place to visit would be The Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum at Manston where you can see some of the planes used in the Second World War with free admission.
At The Winter Gardens in Margate there are always a wide range of shows available for any age from comedy, bands and children’s entertainment.
The Powell-Cotton Museum House & Gardens at Birchington is an attractive regency house and museum with exhibits including African and Asia artefacts, weaponry, rare china and archaeology from around the local area. There are also a wide variety of shops, gardens and an indoor children’s play area.
Other events include Water Ski-ing and Quad Bike Championships; Summer and Winter Carnivals; Kite and Inflatables Festival, the award-winning St Peters Village Tour, and museums including Crampton Tower in Broadstairs.
You can always access What’s On for comprehensive, month by month events listings for the area and do check out the articles on our Beeches Holiday Lets blog for our very latest information and inspirational ideas about Broadstairs and the surrounding areas – to help make your holiday with us extra special.
There are always plenty of activities available throughout the year for you and your family to enjoy during your stay in Broadstairs.
We’ve included a selection so you can plan ahead prior to your stay with us.Read More
Our local area attracts a lot of visitors, it comes with a vast amount of history and there are many local attractions you may be interested in.
We’ve included a selection on our website so you can plan anything that takes your fancy prior to arriving.Read More
Thanet boasts 26 miles of coastline with beautiful sandy beaches, all easily accessible from our holiday properties. Find out more about the beaches – some are secluded, some host beach activities – there’s truly a beach with your name on it whatever you’re looking for as long as you like soft golden sand and sparkling seas!Read More
There are a great many exciting events that attract visitors from all over the UK to Broadstairs and around.
We’ve listed some of the most popular local events here. To find out more about what’s on during your stay with us check out the Visit Thanet website or local press. Social Media is also a great way to gen up on what’s happening while you’re here. Search with hashtags: #Thanet #Broadstairs, #Ramsgate #Margate.