"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 Wednesday 22 November

06:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
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09:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 83%
UV Index
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12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.
SSW
Pressure 1002
Humidity 67%
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15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
S
Pressure 1000
Humidity 71%
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18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.
S
Pressure 997
Humidity 69%
UV Index n/a
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21:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
SSW
Pressure 995
Humidity 67%
UV Index n/a
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