Take a train to Broadstairs to enjoy the charm of a seaside spot that was a favourite of Charles Dickens.
Trains to Broadstairs
Broadstairs is a charming seaside town on the stunning Kent coastline, boasting seven sandy beaches and bays.
Once a favourite of Charles Dickens, the town has plenty of links to the famous writer. Admire colourful beach huts, venture out on cliff-top walks, indulge in delicious ice cream and explore an array of independent shops and eateries.
Getting here: High speed trains to Broadstairs from St Pancras International take 1 hour 21 minutes.
Fun things to do...
Seven beach and bays
Beautiful Broadstairs has not just one, but seven stunning beaches and bays – one for each day of the week if you wanted to stay – three have Blue Flags and one has a Seaside Award. Crescent-shaped Viking Bay is the town’s main bay, with a pretty harbour. Joss Bay is known as a surfer’s paradise, whilst the chalk stacks at Botany Bay and the arch at Kingsgate Bay are always in demand with keen photographers. They’re worth the walk if you’re feeling energetic.
What the Dickens
The Victorian writer Charles Dickens was extremely fond of Broadstairs and there are many spots around town with links to the Victorian writer, including Bleak House where he stayed regularly. Literary fans will also enjoy the Dickens House Museum and meeting costumed characters at the annual Broadstairs Dickens Festival.
Use one of these offers and book your tickets in advance for a cheap day out.