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Kent resorts don't get much better than Broadstairs, with its award-winning beaches, a packed list of summer events and festivals, and numerous restaurants and pubs. You'll find all the trappings of a British seaside resort near your Broadstairs bed and breakfast, like rows of colourful beach huts, a handsome promenade, and coastal gardens with a bandstand and sea-facing wooden benches. And you don't have to take our word for it – it was good enough for Charles Dickens, who spent most of his summers here. There's a contemporary side to the quaint town, one with a thriving community theatre, a cinema showing the latest flicks and some of the best independent shops along the Kent coast. Throw in some of the finest weather in the UK and you've got a mighty fine spot for a beach break with the family.
There's just something so right about staying in a B&B when you're on the coast, and Broadstairs bed and breakfasts won't disappoint. Maybe it's their position overlooking the beach and ocean, or perhaps it's the warmth of the greeting from the friendly owners, who welcome guests into their homes. Maybe it's the cost, compared to expensive hotel rooms, or the home-cooked food that many serve up. Whatever the reason, if you're sold on a bed and breakfast in Broadstairs you can find your perfect match on Expedia, which lists every property, along with detailed descriptions and photos. Simply search by price and location, scroll through the properties and book in just a few clicks. Some are housed in the red-brick Victorian terraces that line up along the promenade, others are set closer to the centre of town and have just a handful of guestrooms. In recent years, some have transformed into boutique coastal hideaways that would give even luxury hotels a run for their money. You can always expect a warm welcome when you arrive at your bed and breakfast in Broadstairs.
Checking in is a breeze and while you are settling into the guestroom, you'll find plenty of amenities. Flick on the kettle to make a cup of tea while you hop onto the comfortable double bed and link up to the complimentary WiFi to start planning your adventure. Every guestroom is unique – that's the beauty of a B&B. Some might have views over the ocean, others might have ensuite bathrooms stocked with toiletries. You'll typically find lots of storage for your things, so you can settle right in and make yourself at home. If you pick right, you'll find family-sized and pet-friendly guestrooms on Expedia. Alternatively, look for a B&B that has secure spots to leave your car, a big plus in a town where parking places come at a premium. After waking up to the sound of the ocean lapping on the beach, you can head downstairs for a hearty breakfast, with options like a full English fry-up or toast and marmalade, accompanied by freshly-brewed tea. After your beach break, consider hopping on the train and heading to the bright lights of London for a few days in the capital.
Most families staying in Broadstairs during the summer months make a dash for the beach to spend their days building castles in the sand, splashing around in the ocean or working on their tans. And why not when you've got an award-winning Blue Flag stretch of sand just a stone's throw away? That said, if you get a little restless on the beach there are plenty of other things to keep you entertained. Pick the right time of year and you could immerse yourself in one of the festivals or events, listen to one of the live concerts at the bandstand or go rambling along the coastal footpaths. Alternatively, you can dive into the area's history and culture at the Crampton Tower Museum, or the Dickens House Museum, which celebrates the life of the famous writer.