• Broadstairs
    Situated on the South East Coast
  • Sandy Beaches
    Beautiful beaches in all seasons
  • Broadstairs Main Bay
    Popular throughout the year
  • Restaurants and coffee shops
    A small and lively town with coffee shops and restaurants
  • Central Train Station
    Trains run regularly to London and Canterbury
  • Our Local Cinema
    Regular films and film club every Tuesday
  • Shopping Mall
    Just a 10 minute bus ride to a large shopping mall and multi-screen cinema
  • Close to London
    Just a train Journey!


Broadstairs – A traditional seaside town in Kent

image (6) Broastairs is a small but lively seaside town with a population of about 30,000. Traditionally famous for it's fishing, boat building and smuggling industry, Broadstairs still has a small fleet of fishermen that leave the bay in the early hours to catch local fish.  

Beautiful Sandy Beaches

image (4) Broadstairs is surrounded by some beautiful sandy beaches all within walking distance. The beaches are popular with local people and visitors throughout the year.

Broadstairs Main Bay

image (3) The town overlooks Broadstairs Main Bay also known as Viking Bay. It was recently voted one of the two most popular resorts in the country in a national newspaper. Broadstairs enjoys a reputation unique amongst seaside resorts, maintaining an atmosphere quite different from the rest of seaside England.

The shopping Centre

2861718343_9fe8af4fca_b For those of you who like shopping, there is a large shopping mall just 15 minutes away from the town centre by bus. The shopping mall also offers a multiscreen cinema complex, casino, bingo hall, gym with indoor swimming pool and a selection of well known restaurants.

Restaurants and coffee Bars

470_beaches_cafe_bar__broadstairs In the evening you can sample an excellent and varied choice of restaurants serving great local, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. There is also a wealth of traditional lively pubs and quiet wine bars enjoying sea views and a variety of live music.

Public Transport Links

train station There is a train station in the centre of the town with links to London, Canterbury, Dover and Ashford International.

Our local Cinema

7515980136_1ac81f4306_k The local cinema is located not far from the beach right in the centre of the historical part of town. The cinema regularly shows all the latest films and during the autumn, winter and spring there is a film club every Tuesday evening showing independent and less commercial films from all over the world including the UK.

Close to London

IMG_7533 London is easily accessible for a day trip by train. The fast train to London takes 1 hour and 15 minutes and the slow train takes 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Useful Travel Links (links open in a new browser window)

We work with a great team of drivers from South Eastern Cars so if you need a taxi please ask

A Broadstairs Directory

From browsing for the big name brands to hunting down antiques, Broadstairs and the surrounding area has it all. Boutiques, hairdressers, jeweller’s, markets, charity shops, quality crafts, gifts and so much more. Thanet is packed with vintage shops and retro goodies.

For mall-style shopping head to West Wood Cross, tucked in between Margate and Ramsgate. Stores, restaurants, cinemas, bingo and a casino should satisfy your fashion, food, household, gadgetry and social needs.

Broadstairs has an array of privately owned delis, bakeries, butchers, fish mongers and top restaurants.  Each month Cliftonville Farmers Market surround the bandstand with local bread, cheese, fruit, vegetables and wild game. Margate and Ramsgate the neighbouring towns each have a weekly market perfect for bargain-hunting.



The Present Company 3 High St, Broadstairs CT10 1LP 01843 602000

Arrowsmiths 2 Charlotte St, Broadstairs CT10 1LR 01843 865291

Sweet Yesterdays 33 High St, Broadstairs CT10 1JR 01843 871000



Crusties 39 High St, Broadstairs CT10 1JR 01843 604551 another favourite!

Naughty but Nice 17 The Broadway, Broadstairs CT10 2AD 01843 862042

The Old Bake House 15 High St, Broadstairs CT10 1LP 01843 867398 they sell the best bread!


Cafes and Fish and Chips:

JJ’s Buttery Café 45 York St, Broadstairs very popular with all our staff and students!

Cafe Submarine, 35 Albion St, Broadstairs CT10 1LU 01843 860484

Morellis Cappuccino, 14 Victoria Parade. 01843 862500 the most famous ice cream parlour in the land! Regularly in the Times newspaper.

Star of the Sea, 34 High St. 01843 864823 this is often used especially on a Friday!

Bleak House Tea Rooms Author Charles Dickens spent many summer holidays at Fort House in the 1850s and 1860s. AFTERNOON TEAS served in the Great Expectations Dining Room Includes a complimentary glass of ‘bubbly’.



The Chapel 44 Albion St is one of our frequented real ale houses in Broadstairs (there are a few!) Once the old book shop.

The yard of Ale 61 Church Street, St Peters An 19th Century Stable in the Village of St Peters, Serving Cask Ales, Ciders and wines all locally produced. Handmade Pork Pies and Kent crisps and cheese.

Charles Dickens Victoria Parade. 01843 869865 One of the largest pubs in Broadstairs, with the main bar downstairs serving great pub food, fine wine and ales.

The Dolphin Inn 55 Albion St. 01843 861056 Open late on Friday and Saturday night.

Tatar Frigate Harbour St, Broadstairs The historic Tartar Frigate is one of the only 18th century flint restaurants in Kent. Widely renowned as one of the best seafood restaurants in Kent.

Cramptons 139 High St, Broadstairs frequented often on a Friday for the £5 meal deal starter and a main great value for money.

The Wrotham Arms is the premier live music venue in Broadstairs. With an eclectic rosta of bands and artists we are able to offer something for everybody, from Rock, Folk, Soul, Funk, Reggae and Blues. Ramsgate Road, Broadstairs.



Eat yourself around the world with award winning restaurants, local produce, al fresco dining or seaside fish and chips in Broadstairs. Here are just a few suggestions!

Posillipo Italian 01843 601133, 14 Albion Street, Italian restaurant with a wood-fired pizza oven, seafood dishes and a terrace overlooking the beach.

Wyatt and Jones 23-27 Harbour Street family run independent restaurant situated on Broadstairs seafront. We serve seasonal dishes using local produce.

Cardak Meze & Grill 117 High St Welcome to the authentic taste of traditional Turkey! Combining the very best flavours from across the region including Moroccan, Greek and Lebanese influences.

Broadstairs Tandoori 41 Albion St. Fantastic curries and great value for money.

Seggari’s restaurant 39 Albion St Fantastic homemade burgers a must try!



Boots 14 High Street Broadstairs

Pierremont Pharmacy 73 High St Broadstairs



South Bank 144 High Street Broadstairs





Palace Theatre, Harbour Street. 111-seat, family-run seafront cinema. In the winter months on a Tuesday we have the Thanet Film Society, with a selection of diverse films from all over the world.

Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone Education Centre, St Peter’s Rd.

The Vue Multi complex West Wood Cross


Viking Bay The main bay of Broadstairs is very busy in the summer months. Rides for children, puppet shows and more!

Stone Bay This is where you will find the local people hang out.

Joss Bay If you’re into surfing and paddle boarding this is the beach to be!

We have such incredible beaches there are too many to write about.


Transport Information:

Broadstairs taxi service 01843 888 888/292929 local service.

Please see Student Services if you are wanting to take a taxi on a further journey. We have the best prices with Jez and his team South Eastern Cars who are all DBS enhanced drivers.

We have regular bus services and all buses travelling around Thanet in both directions stop at the top of Queens Road about two minutes’ walk from the school.

Please note that most single/return bus fares are less than £5.00 GBP and that bus drivers may refuse to accept any notes of a higher value.

Most buses do not operate after 23:00, so check the bus timetable to avoid the long walk home.


Sports facilities:

Elite Fitness Studios http://www.elitefitnessstudio.co.uk/

Conveniently located in the heart of Broadstairs, Elite Fitness Studio provides the latest in cardiovascular and weight-training equipment.

Hartsdown Leisure Centre http://yourleisure.uk.com/venues/hartsdown-leisure-centre/ (gym, sports hall, swimming pool)

Ramsgate Sports Centre http://yourleisure.uk.com/venues/ramsgate-leisure-centre/ (gym, sports hall, swimming pool and spa)

Broadstairs also offers a wide range of yoga and Pilates classes and check out http://www.yogawithabbey.com/classes



Ken’s Bikes has a selection of great bikes to hire for great prices with all the equipment. We have a special rate with Ken and he will deliver to the school and pick up. Prices include lights, helmets and locks.



Places of Worship:

Church of England Protestant:

St Peters in Broadstairs

Hopeville Avenue

Tel: 01843 866061


Roman Catholic:

Our Lady Star of the Sea

Broadstairs Road

Tel: 01843 861627



Union Crescent


Tel: 01843 297476


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