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Steep climb to a pretty bay.

Joss bay is a pretty and secluded bay with cliffs surroundings it. Parking is available at the top... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Golden sands for the day

Joss Bay offers a broad spread of golden sand, sea in which to swim safely at most times, a shop... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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“surf school” (27 reviews)
“car park” (30 reviews)
“sandy beach” (23 reviews)
Joss Gap Road, Broadstairs, England
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Joss bay is a pretty and secluded bay with cliffs surroundings it. Parking is available at the top of the cliff with a steep climb down to the beach. There is a small shop and cafe on the beach. There is a scenic walk along...More

Thank Fussyvege
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Joss Bay offers a broad spread of golden sand, sea in which to swim safely at most times, a shop and toilet block, so families can enjoy the whole day there. There are walks into Broadstairs via the lighthouse by road or along the beach...More

1  Thank jillyb559
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

What a lovely beach. Well worth the visit. Yes the parking does cost a lot, but it wasn't busy, it was clean, there a little shop to buy hot drinks, hot food and cold drinks and snack. There's free toilets unlike some places. There lifeguards...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Traditional seaside with large car park and adequate facilities for all the family. Surf school, cafe shop toilets and no amusement arcade. A place where children and adults can enjoy themselves using their imagination like the old days

2  Thank PetenNeet
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Fab beach, not overcrowded, lovely clean sand, life guard on jury, nothing commercial there just a beautiful beach, just 1 word of caution parking is mega expensive £4 for an hour, find alternative parking

Thank mrsbake1
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Parking is so expensive starting at £4 a hour ....park at present at on opposite nearby lane ..free .shame on you Thanet council you are taking plenty of revenue from cafe ...shop ..deckchairs etc concessions. Car park on Monday approx 6 cars lane had 40...More

3  Thank G8773ALJanet
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Beautiful clean sandy beach. Not as crowded as the main beach at Broadstairs. Excellent facilities: VERY clean toilets, large car park, shop/ cafe, life guards and a children's area containing bouncy castles. You could purchase a days pass for the children's area for £5 and...More

2  Thank HelenaJ1980
Reviewed 6 August 2017

A good old fashioned unspoilt beach that has not been overdeveloped. It's not as crowded as it's popular neighbour Viking Bay. It has good sand, a cafe and shop, toilets, bouncy castle, lifeguard station and a surf school. What more do you need for a...More

1  Thank elwick11
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I cannot believe we haven't visited sooner! given it is only 45mins from us. Great sandy beach, clean with toilets nearby, life guards and a small cafe. Plenty of parking but not cheap at £4 for 1 hour and £6 for 2 hours. We arrived...More

1  Thank MHanco
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My kids had great fun playing in the sand and in the sea. However, there was lots of litter around and no surf. I wouldn't recommend it as a surfing beach. There were lots of seagulls. The lifeguards are on duty until 6pm. Ideal for...More

1  Thank queenbunnyluv
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12 August 2017|
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Response from queenbunnyluv | Reviewed this property |
Camping is strictly forbidden.
16 June 2017|
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Response from anniey100 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes bbq's are allowed, they are permitted on the right side of the beach as you walk down the slope with good signage. They do request that you take the coals home with you and not bury them in the sand so disposable... More
25 May 2017|
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Response from ghearsey | Reviewed this property |
You will need to get the bus from opposite the station or a taxi