"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Broadstairs

Broadstairs is a coastal town on the Isle of Thanet in the Thanet district of east Kent, England, about 80 miles (130 km) east of London. It is part of the civil parish of Broadstairs and St Peter's, which includes St Peter's and had a population in 2001 of about 24,000. Situated between Margate and Ramsgate, Broadstairs is one of Thanet's seaside resorts, known as the "Jewel in Thanet's crown". The town's crest motto is Stella Maris ("Star of the Sea"). The name derives from a former flight of steps in the chalk cliff, which led from the sands up to the 11th-century shrine of St Mary on the cliff's summit.

The town spreads from Haine Road in the west to Kingsgate (named after the landing of King Charles II in 1683) a hamlet in St Peter parish in the north and to Dumpton in the south (named after the yeoman Dudeman who farmed there in the 13th century). The hamlet of Reading (formerly Reden or Redyng) Street was established by Flemish refugees in the 17th century.

Local authority: Kent County Council

OS Grid Reference: TR395678

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Things to see and do in and around Broadstairs

  • Dickens House Museum
  • Lillyputt Mini Golf
  • Crampton Tower Museum
  • Revolution Skatepark
  • Bumble Beez
  • Ramsgate Tunnels
  • Ramsgate Motor Museum
  • Sea Searcher Boat Trips
  • Maritime Museum, Ramsgate
  • Drapers Mill
  • The Shell Grotto
  • Pick n Paint a Pot
  • Junk Deluxe
  • Bugsys
  • Walley World Indoor Adventure Playground
  • Old Town Hall Local History Museum
  • Ollies Childrens Indoor Play Centre
  • Strokes Adventure Golf
  • The Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum

Tourist Information

Margate
Thanet Visitor Information Service
The Droit House
Stone Pier
Kent
England
CT9 1JD

Phone 01843 577 577
Email visitorinformation@thanet.gov.uk
http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/

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Weather

Forecast for Saturday 19 January

06:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SSE
Pressure 1011
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SSE
Pressure 1011
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 15%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
SSE
Pressure 1010
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSE
Pressure 1009
Humidity 86%
UV Index
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18:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SE
Pressure 1009
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
SE
Pressure 1010
Humidity 89%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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