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About Broadstairs

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Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in East Kent, England, 76 miles east of London with a population of about 22,000. Situated between Margate and Ramsgate, it is one of the seaside resorts on the Isle of Thanet, known as the "Jewel in Thanet's crown". The town crest motto is 'Stella Maris - Star of the Sea'.

As a civil parish, it includes the St. Peter's area and is known as Broadstairs and St. Peters. This was derived from the "broadstairs" carved in the chalk cliff, that led from the sands to the 12th century shrine of St Mary situated above the cliffs. The town spreads from Poorhole Lane in the west (named from the mass graves dating from the Black Death) to Kingsgate in the north (named after the landing of King Charles II in 1683) and to Dumpton in the south.

Current Weather

A current weathercast and forecast for Broadstairs and Kent you can find on the Broadstairs Weather Page.

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Visit Broadstairs 7 beautiful beaches & Look up the local tides

We have 7 beautiful bays and beaches in Broadstairs and another 11 in Thanet. A fantastic coast. Here is a short description of the seven bays in Broadstairs.

Planning a walk along the beaches of Broadstairs and Thanet. Most states of the tide you can walk along the beach to all the bays in Broadstairs and to Ramsgate (45 minutes) or Margate (2 - 2 1/2hours). Check out the tides here.

Whats on in Broadstairs

For details of all Broadstairs events and the things to do in the surrounding area see:

Events throughout the year in Broadstairs

There are events running throughout the year in Broadstairs including music in many pubs every weekend, see Broadstairs Live.

We have a history of successful events, (Broadstairs Water Gala goes back over 120 years). These are regularly added to by new activities being created by local residents, a great sense of community spirit exists in Broadstairs.

Here is a list of some of the regular events that run through the year.

A potted History of Broadstairs

If you would like to know a little bit of the history of Broadstairs visit:

Attractions in East Kent

Stay in Broadstairs and take a trip to one of the many Attractions, places to visit and activities in East Kent

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South Lodge

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South Lodge Guest House, 19 The Vale, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1RB, England.

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Please note for the comfort and safety of ourselves and our guests we are strictly a "No Smoking" Guest House and regret we are not able to take pets.