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About Broadstairs

Broadstairs is a town on the eastern most tip of Kent, boasting seven sandy beaches, a vast amount of history and a thriving events and music scene.

There is lots and lots of information about Broadstairs, where to stay, what to do, etc. on these websites. Click any image to visit the website.

Getting Here

Broadstairs is surprisingly close to London, only a 1-hour drive from the M25. with first class transport links to all over the UK and continental Europe, Broadstairs makes a great stop-over destination if you are travelling further afield. Broadstairs supports eco-friendly transport methods and encourages visitors to think green when travelling.


Broadstairs has excellent motorway access with both the M20 and M2 easily accessible from the A299 Thanet Way.

Broadstairs is very well signposted on all major routes. Please follow Margate and Ramsgate signage from further afield.


Both Heathrow and Gatwick are under 2 hours away by car.


Dover is very close and ferry services from Dover are as follows:

You may also find a useful resource, a price comparison website for the ferry market providing useful information for those looking to travel to England by ferry.

Coach & Bus

The following companies provide coach and bus services in and around Broadstairs:


The following companies provide rail services in and around Broadstairs:

Car Hire

Cars can be hired and more information can be found on or call 0870 264 6111

Other Forms of Transport

Broadstairs is linked to it's sister towns with a regular bus services which offer free travel to local residents over retirement age.

Taxis are in abundance and can be found in the town centre.


There are 8 Car parks in Broadstairs and St. Peter's:

St. Peter's

This is a free car park situated in Hopeville Avenue, adjacent to the Co-Op, and opposite St. Peter's Church Hall.  This is the ideal parking spot if you are visiting St. Peter's Church or St. Peter's Village Tour.  There is a toilet adjacent to the entrance.

St. Peter's Park Road

This car park is adjacent to Broadstairs station, and you are recommended to use this if visiting Crampton Tower.  It is close to shops on the Broadway and in the High Street, and the charges here are less than other car parks in the town.  It is free all day on Saturdays.

Croft's Place

The entrance to this car park is from the High Street, just before you reach the Queen's Road junction, and is ideal if using shops in the lower half of the town.  There are toilets in this car park which are open all year.

Vere Road

This car park is close to the town and it is also a short walk into Albion Street and the seafront, via the footpath through Culmer's. There are toilets at the Culmer's end of the car park which are open during the season.

Albion Street

This car park is ideal if you are visiting the many eateries situated in Albion Street and Harbour Street.  It is also close to the Pavilion and Holy Trinity Church. 

Broadstairs Harbour

There are 69 spaces and this car park fills up very quickly in the summer season when the weather is good.  It is close to the Pavilion.  During very rough and stormy weather it is advisable not to park here as waves can break over the car park. There are toilets adjacent to the car park which are open all year.

Chandos Square

Situated just off Victoria Parade this is very close the seafront and Victoria Gardens.

Joss Bay

If you are visiting Joss Bay this car park overlooks the bay, and has 200 spaces. Seasonal charges apply and in the winter months (1 November - 31 March) it is free.

Disabled Parking Bays

There are disabled bays in all the car parks apart from Chandos Square. For full details and charges follow this link:

On Street Parking

There are parking meters on some roads in Broadstairs close to the town centre and promenade. Follow this link for details and charges:

Coach Parking

The drop off point for coaches visiting the town is on Victoria Parade, opposite Lillyputt Mini-Golf.

Coach Parking in Vere Road Car park is available all year and the parking area is separate from the parking area for cars.

Seasonal coach parking is also available at Joss Bay.

Details of charges can be found by following this link: Coach and HGV Parking


We actively encourage our members to do their bit for the environment.

The Chamber, wherever possible, issues its communications electronically thus reducing paper. We encourage all our members to recycle.

See where you can recycle in Broadstairs and St. Peter's on the Thanet District Council website.

Broadstairs Town Trail

The 2022 edition of the Town Trail is now out and, for the fifth year, has been produced by the Chamber.  This is a fascinating walk that takes you to a number of historic and interesting places, and gives you information on the history of the town.  We are very grateful to our members who have supported this by taking advertising space.

Copies of the Trail are available from outlets around the town, including hotels, guest houses and B & B's, Lillyputt mini-golf, as well as at the Library, the Visitor Information Kiosk, and Visitor Information offices at Droit House, Margate, and Custom House, Ramsgate.

Broadstairs Town Trail side 1
Broadstairs Town Trail side 2