Viking Bay, Broadstairs CT10 1EU
Broadstairs Main Beach, bucket and spades, fish and chips, fresh-water pool with good crabbing at low tide. Morelli's for delicious (and not cheap) ice cream.
Botany Bay, Broadstairs CT10 3LG
Beautiful big bay with interesting rock formations, good low tide crabbing.
Joss Bay, Broadstairs CT10 3PG
Popular horseshoe shape bay, Surf Shack, kids play area. Can get packed in high season.
Minnis Bay, Birchington CT7 9QR
Long bay popular with dog walkers/cyclists on the cliff top. Loads of space at low tide. The Minnis Restaurant does a great Sunday Breakfast, free parking on the prom.
West Bay, Westgate CT8 8QG
Popular beach with locals, loads of sandy space, good crabbing at low tide. Grassed area on cliff good for playing at high tide. Only 1 Cafe. Great for watching sunsets, having a coffee.
St Mildred's Bay, Westgate CT8 8AU
Another locals beach, slightly busier than West Bay. 2 cafes (Pav's Cafe great sun trap).
Tankerton Slopes CT5 2LQ
Great long prom and pastel coloured beach huts. Fish and Chips from Ossies or a snack at JoJos Cafe. Great for kite-flying.
Whitstable CT5 1AB
More popular for the harbour, shellfish and shopping, packed at weekends. Still lovely place to sit on the beach and watch the tourists stroll on the boardwalk.
Herne Bay CT6 6BA
Definitely ice cream, arcades and fish and chips atmosphere. Great kids playground on the prom and a helter skelter on the pier.