Joss Bay

Visit Joss Bay

Award winning Joss Bay is a popular sandy beach backed by cliffs in Broadstairs on the Kent Coast.

Did you Know? The Bay is named after Joss Snelling, the notorious smuggler and head of the Callis Court Gang.

Great for surfing

The beach is home to the Joss Bay Surf School offering professional surf lessons for people of all ages and abilities. There are RNLI lifeguards on duty throughout the summer season.

For a more relaxing afternoon there is a Cafe on the beachfront and deckchairs for hire.

Joss Bay is dog friendly from October through to the end of April and restricted from 1 May to 30 September from 10am – 6pm.

Golfers can play the seaside golf course at the North Foreland Golf Club.

This beach is …

  • A Surfing Spot
  • Seaside Award 2021
  • Great for families

Have a great day out along the coast.

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Header Image by UKBeachDays

Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

LOCATION: Joss Gap Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 3PG
NEAREST TRAIN : Broadstairs (Southeastern Railway)
Map of Joss Bay

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