Broadstairs has seven sand-filled beaches and bays for you to explore. Many of which proudly show that they are Blue Flag Beaches. There are children's rides, beach huts, harbour and a cliff-top promenade.
Broadstairs has a delightful high street featuring independent shops, cafes and restaurants. You will find two Italian ice-cream parlours, mini golf (as well as a full golf course nearby), a theatre, and a cinema.
In the summer there are often amazing firework displays over the bay. The details vary from year to year, so it might be best to check our blog for updates.
A great source of local information during the summer months is the Broadstairs Information Kiosk. Open 10am to 4pm, the kiosk staff can answer your questions with a friendly smile.
Broadstairs is home to numerous festivals throughout the year. The Bay Tree Hotel is well positioned to be accessible and close to the festival action. We strongly suggest booking well in advance to avoid disappointment.
This year, the Broadstairs Blues Bash runs from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th February.
The festival of blues music takes place throughout Broadstairs at a number of venues.
The Broadstairs Dickens Festival takes place each year, usually in June, often with free events at different locations.
There are often taster pre-festival events taking place in Broadstairs so it is often worth checking to see what is happening so that you don't miss out.
Ths year Broadstairs Folk Week takes place from Friday 11th to Friday 18th August. Tickets include all events at Broadstairs Folk Week. This includes the main concerts in the concert marquee which takes place in Broadstairs' main park - Pierremont Park.
Taking place twice-yearly Broadstairs food festival celebrates local produce and is a true treat for food lovers.
This year, Broadstairs food festival takes place from the 15th to 17th April and again 29th September to 1st October.
Taking place, Wednesday 23rd August 2017, Broadstairs Water Gala celebrates the best of the traditional English seaside.
The tower formed part of the first Broadstairs public water supply but it now has an entirely different role. The Crampton Tower Museum is partly housed in the flint tower adjacent to the Broadstairs Railway Station.
The museum is open part of the year at the weekends and for some of the year during the afternoons. You can check opening times on the website.
During this famous walking tour, you will encounter a cast of costumed characters from bygone years.
For this and other tours offered by the village, booking is essential. You should aim to complete your booking no later than 48 hours before the tour's start and check that you have received a confirmatory email as a guarantee of your successful reservation.
Broadstairs was home to Charles Dickens Broadstairs features a number of venues and attractions with links to the author.
Dickens House Museum, Broadstairs celebrates Charles Dickens' strong connection to Broadstairs which he visited repeatedly from 1837 to 1851.
Dickens House Museum is located in the cottage that was Charles Dickens' inspiration for the home of Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield.
Bleak House was originally called Fort House. Charles Dickens spent many summer holidays at Fort House in the 1850s and 1860s and it was here in that he wrote perhaps his most famous work, David Copperfield.
They run daily tours of Bleak house and after you can take afternoon tea served in the Great Expectations Dining Room most days to round out your Broadstairs Dickens experience.
You can read more about the local attractions here in Broadstairs on our blog.
You can find additional information about Broadstairs at Visit Broadstairs.
Take a tour of our rooms that you can book for your festival stay in Broadstairs.