The view from the cliffs
Broadstairs is a lovely little town on the Isle of Thanet, it is sandwiched between Ramsgate and Margate, and is the prettiest of the the three towns. It spreads around Viking Bay which is a lovely sandy bay as you can see from the photos.
Bleak House in the background.
Walking down to the harbour.It was a lovely day in July when we visited the town, we parked the car and walked into the town along the top of the cliffs, with the whole bay opening up before us. It is a lovely beach and is very popular with families because it has a lovely sandy beach which is enjoyed by children, including big children like me!!
The Bay from the harbour.Bleak House is probably the most famous building in the town, Charles Dickens spent long summer holidays here from 1837 - 1859. He wrote a lot of David Copperfield in the house, and the house was the inspiration for Bleak House. The house used to be open to the public but sadly it no longer is. I have never been round it, which is a shame, looks like I missed my chance!
Figureheads on the buildings.
The Tartar Frigate, visited a few times in my youth!!We strolled round the bay, enjoying the sun, stopped and had a coffee and a piece of cake, just like holiday makers do, but it is a lovely place to visit at any time of the year. We only had a short time there but really enjoyed our visit.
Bleak House showing above the rooftops.
Have a good weekend everyone