Broadstairs has a quiet charm, yet offers a host of festivals, attractions and entertainment throughout the year.
The main streets of Broadstairs feature a range of exclusive and independent retail shops ranging from the latest women's fashions to retro clothes.
A visit to Harrington, a wonderfully traditional hardware store is a must - as is time spent in the Albion Bookshop, crammed floor to ceiling with book bargain and perfect for tracking down that elusive out of print book.
There are gift and craft shops, post ofice and stationer's, butchers, bakers and greengrocer's - even a doll's house shop! All this and more make Broadstairs the town that it is - charmingly unspoiled.
The nearby towns of Margate - with its family amusement arcades,
thriving art scene, Turner Contemporary Gallery, wide sweeping beach and atmospheric Old Town - and Ramsgate, with its lively yachting and harbour side cafe culture and weekly market, are both within a ten minute drive by car - or why not take the Loop Bus?
The castles of Dover, Deal and Walmer are just 30 minutes away
as is the medieval cathedral city of Canterbury.
Nearby Westwood Cross Retail and Leisure Complex offers
shopping, fitness centre, restaurants, cinema complex and a casino.
There are so many things to do in Kent . . .
so why not book a holiday today?
Places to visit:
Dickens Museum, Broadstairs
Crampton Tower, Broadstairs
Winter Gardens, Margate
Shell Grotto, Margate
Turner Contemporary, Margate