In the olden days, Broadstairs was called Bradstow.
It was originally a fishing village of note and has a close association with St Peters, a picturesque village further inland.
It's current name comes from the 'broad stairs' that are seemingly carved out of the chalk cliff there.
A lovely town, with character and charm!
Sand is brown but at least it IS sand, not pebbles. As a South African, this makes a lot of difference!
Weather was cold and drizzly, but the mood was good!
We went on a miserable day and so there werent any bathers about, but I would imagine that this beach would be choc-a-bloc in good weather!
The people were friendly and welcoming :)
How do you get to know a place?
I look forward to walking it again, and more thoroughly!
Broadstairs is a little like Fish Hoek, my home town in South Africa. Although vastly different in many ways, they both are not heavily commercialised, and hold some tradition... are maybe a little backwards in going forwards perhaps?? ;) I love it!
They are also both easily walkable and you get to see and experience a lot mroe by doing this.