There's something uniquely British about the town of Broadstairs, on Kent's coast. The stately white cliffs tower over the town's sandy beaches, while the retro beach huts at Viking Bay add a pop of colour to the skyline. The town itself is beautifully nostalgic, renowned for its connections to Charles Dickens, who penned the famous novel David Copperfield while in residence here. Visit the setting for Bleak House or the Charles Dickens' museum for a spot of literary history.
It's never too late to get a last-minute break here in the UK, and Broadstairs should be high on the list. If you need a seaside fix, take a look at our holiday homes with sea views, many of which are just a few minutes walk from the nearest beach. We also have city centre apartments that put you right in the heart of the town, with shops, restaurants and cafes within walking distance. And our best price guarantee means you don't have to spend time shopping around for the best deals.
It's impossible to be bored in Broadstairs, as the surroundings have so much to explore. Rural Botany Bay in the north is a bleak, windswept beach, great for dog walking and fossil hunting. The glittering golden sands at Joss Bay, on the other hand, are ideal for surfing and beach lounging below the white cliffs. And the coastal towns of Margate and Ramsgate are just a short drive away, and well worth a visit for more of that traditional Georgian and Victorian seaside glamour.
More locations around Broadstairs
Kent has long been a gathering spot for Victorian ladies and gentlemen to take to the water in fashionable style. Around Broadstairs, there are some fabulous classic British resorts to enjoy, from the oyster-haven of Whitstable to pretty Deal.