Take a train to Broadstairs to enjoy the charm of a seaside spot that was a favourite of Charles Dickens. You can learn to surf or just relax
Trains to Broadstairs
Broadstairs is a charming, quintessential seaside town that was a favourite holiday spot for Charles Dickens. You can go traditional with ice cream and bucket and spade, or just drift into an art gallery and linger over lunch.
Getting here: High speed trains to Broadstairs from St Pancras International take 1 hour 21 minutes.
Fun things to do...
Viking Bay, Broadstairs
It is easy to see why this is a favourite - with its horseshoe shaped sandy bay and cliff top promenade. There are beach cafes and shops, as well as the town nearby - you can access the town via a Beach Lift too. The Bay is also dog friendly and has a life guard service in the summer, making it perfect for all the family!
Kent Surf School
Just a 10 minute walk from the station, Kent Surf School has been in operation since 2005 offering lessons and hire of equipment for surfing, stand up paddle boarding, bodyboarding, and kayaking. Open April to October, the school has won many tourism awards so make sure you book your lesson ahead online.
Crampton Tower Museum
This fascinating small museum is partly housed in a flint tower next to the Broadstairs Railway Station. The tower formed part of the first Broadstairs public water supply. There's a wealth of displays marking Thomas Russel Crampton's achievements including his role as a designer of locomotives and of railways.
Use one of these offers and book your tickets in advance for a cheap day out.