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“Traditional seaside without the tat.”
Review of Viking Bay

Viking Bay
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Broadstairs
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We love this beach. It is easy to walk to the town ( great for the restless granddad who likes to explore the interesting shops), lovely sand for sandcastle building, a quaint funfair which is ideal for younger children, fab beach huts, and the cove setting makes it great for sea swimming. We also love it for walking on in the winter. A variety of good pubs and restaurants with sea views along the promenade make it worth a day long trip. Don't try and swim in the sea swimming pool though ( it's man made and catches sea water) as it is full of sharp stones that you can't see and the water is cold and dirty. stick to the sea itself.

1  Thank Souldover
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

We went in February - it helped that the sun was shining! Beautiful beach with really nice sand and lots of dog walkers. I can't wait to go back in the summer!

2  Thank Lara S
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

The most beautiful bay in England - stunning, enchanting, historical, Victorian, classic - not enough verbs to describe how much I absolutely love this place - makes Sunday walks the best - yesterday was a surge day - so the beach was very busy - and very small as the tide was in so high. The view from the cliffs is just as stunning and you can walk your dog on the beach without any attitude. Everyone always seems so happy at this bay - bars and restaurants are plenty including traditional fish and chips place and ice cream parlours. Even the kiosk by the boats is nice and friendly and good value for money. If you go anywhere in England it should be here -

2  Thank stockyhouse
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

This beach is quite near to my home and is always bustling in the summer months. It is clean and tidy and very picturesque. The beach is excellent for families as there is a play area. There is also wheelchair/pram access for those that need it.
Overall a lovely beach that is extremely busy during the summer months.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Viking Bay is worth a visit in the Summer, when it is inevitably busy, but also all year round when the skies and sea can look spectacular, and the pubs and restaurants are less busy, but still welcoming and most serve excellent value food, try the tarter frigate for a bar lunch or the restaurant upstairs fro something a little more upmarket. Dont forget to have a wander around the town, full of interesting little shops.

Thank Michael J
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