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About Broadstairs

During the 19th century, Broadstairs was a grand seaside town, with Charles Dickens a frequent visitor. Today, with a population of 24,000, it remains a picturesque place to get away from it all. In 2007, the Guardian newspaper voted Broadstairs runner-up 'best seaside town in Britain'. The historic streets are a joy to wander around. Full of old fashioned charm, Broadstairs still has a hardware store, butcher, baker, greengrocer, fishmonger and sweetshop. It feels as if time has stopped in this magical place.

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The promenade overlooks sandy Viking Bay, which was awarded a clean beach blue flag in 2006 and boasts traditional children’s entertainment - Punch and Judy shows, donkey rides and trampolines. In the summer, the bandstand has a full programme of entertainment.