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
Take a train to Broadstairs to enjoy the charm of a seaside spot that was a favourite of Charles Dickens.
Broadstairs is a charming, quintessential Kent seaside town, it is a relaxed, family-friendly place where you can go traditional with ice cream at Morelli’s and a bucket and spade on the sandy beach.
Getting here: High speed trains to Broadstairs from St Pancras International take 1 hour 21 minutes.
Fun things to do...
Viking Bay, Broadstairs
With its horseshoe shaped sandy bay, tidal pool, children’s rides and beach cafes, it is easy to see why this is a family favourite. Take a long walk across the beautiful beach in winter or when the weather is warmer hire a deckchair and enjoy a picnic on the sand.
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.