Geo-Trips :: Crossing Kent

Broadstairs

A drive from Warlingham, Sat, 30 Jun 2018 by David Howard

I discovered what looked like a very nice pre-Worboys direction sign in Broadstairs, and with a long warm spring day decided to use it to return there and cover some of the gaps around Thanet. The sign was there but made of plastic, but research implies these were an additional version and was most probably genuine. For the third time I forgot to bring my swimming things, as it was just warm enough to swim, so I sat on the beach and dug holes as I did as a child instead. I only went there once in the 60s and don't think I'd been to Stone Bay, which turned out to be as good as any sand beach in Devon where we went every year, and much quieter. I have since discovered another very valuable pre-Worboys sign a couple of miles from there but one I have already albeit not in such good condition. There was very little traffic and kept to the motorways wherever possible or it takes half the day to get there.

Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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TR3968 : Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Stone Bay, Broadstairs
There aren't too many sand beaches on the south coast so don't tell anyone.

TR3968 : Dog walker on Stone Bay by David Howard
Dog walker on Stone Bay

TR4068 : Dog walker on Stone Bay by David Howard
Dog walker on Stone Bay

TR3968 : Beach huts at Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Beach huts at Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TR3968 : Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TR4068 : Rocks at Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Rocks at Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TR3968 : Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TR3968 : Beach huts at Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Beach huts at Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TR4068 : East Cliff, Broadstairs by David Howard
East Cliff, Broadstairs

TR4068 : Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TR3968 : Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TR3968 : Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Stone Bay, Broadstairs
Looking down from Eastern Esplanade

TR4068 : Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TR3969 : North Foreland Lighthouse by David Howard
North Foreland Lighthouse

TR3970 : Joss Gap Avenue at the corner of Elmwood Road by David Howard
Joss Gap Avenue at the corner of Elmwood Road
The sea is next to the grass on the left

TR3869 : Reading Street by David Howard
Reading Street

TR3069 : The Square, Birchington by David Howard
The Square, Birchington

TR3968 : The photographer blocking the view by David Howard
The photographer blocking the view
Occasionally you just have to join in the fun. I put the camera on the wall and... more

TR4068 : Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TR3968 : Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TR3968 : Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TQ7555 : Robins & Day Peugeot, Maidstone by David Howard
Robins & Day Peugeot, Maidstone
A fine art deco building. Listed grade II.... more

TQ7655 : Tower block refurbishment on Wat Tyler Way by David Howard
Tower block refurbishment on Wat Tyler Way

TR2968 : Shell petrol station on Canterbury Road by David Howard
Shell petrol station on Canterbury Road

TR2968 : Overgrown house on Canterbury Road, Birchington by David Howard
Overgrown house on Canterbury Road, Birchington
A year ago this house had a neatly trimmed hedge and was up for sale. It appears... more

TR2967 : Canterbury Road, Brooksend by David Howard
Canterbury Road, Brooksend

TR3569 : View from Hartsdown Road, Margate by David Howard
View from Hartsdown Road, Margate

TR3569 : Elaborate wall by Hartsdown Road, Margate by David Howard
Elaborate wall by Hartsdown Road, Margate

TR3569 : Houses on Beatrice Road, Margate by David Howard
Houses on Beatrice Road, Margate

TR3768 : Dane Court Road, St Peter's by David Howard
Dane Court Road, St Peter's

TR3969 : Convent entrance on North Foreland Road by David Howard
Convent entrance on North Foreland Road

TR3969 : North Foreland Road, Broadstairs by David Howard
North Foreland Road, Broadstairs

TR3968 : Nelson Place at the corner of Rectory Road by David Howard
Nelson Place at the corner of Rectory Road

TR3968 : House on Nelson Place, Broadstairs by David Howard
House on Nelson Place, Broadstairs

TR3967 : Shops on Albion Street, Broadstairs by David Howard
Shops on Albion Street, Broadstairs

TR3967 : The Fireplace Company, High Street, Broadstairs by David Howard
The Fireplace Company, High Street, Broadstairs

TR3667 : Westwood Gateway Retail Park by David Howard
Westwood Gateway Retail Park

TR3967 : Broadstairs Library by David Howard
Broadstairs Library

TR3967 : The Broadway at the junction of St Peters Road by David Howard
The Broadway at the junction of St Peters Road

TR3868 : Houses on Broadstairs Road, St Peter's by David Howard
Houses on Broadstairs Road, St Peter's

TR3868 : Houses on Broadstairs Road, St Peter's by David Howard
Houses on Broadstairs Road, St Peter's

TR3868 : House on Broadstairs Road, St Peter's by David Howard
House on Broadstairs Road, St Peter's

TR3269 : St Augustine's Church, Westgate-on-Sea by David Howard
St Augustine's Church, Westgate-on-Sea
It's also available as a function centre on www.staugustineskent.com

TR3069 : House on Canterbury Road, Birchington by David Howard
House on Canterbury Road, Birchington

TR3169 : Canterbury Road, Birchington by David Howard
Canterbury Road, Birchington

TR3068 : Cottages on Canterbury Road, Birchington by David Howard
Cottages on Canterbury Road, Birchington

TR3667 : New housing estate in Westwood by David Howard
New housing estate in Westwood
Started around 2016

TR3566 : Flats on Haine Road, Newington by David Howard
Flats on Haine Road, Newington

TR3466 : Houses on Manston Road by David Howard
Houses on Manston Road

TR3167 : Margate Hill, Manston by David Howard
Margate Hill, Manston

TR0460 : Dunster House, Goodnestone by David Howard
Dunster House, Goodnestone
In 2009 this was just fields. It is now a log cabin manufacturer.... more

TR0460 : Thanet Way near Goodnestone by David Howard
Thanet Way near Goodnestone

TQ7555 : Flats on the River Medway, Maidstone by David Howard
Flats on the River Medway, Maidstone

TQ7555 : New flats on Terrace Road, Maidstone by David Howard
New flats on Terrace Road, Maidstone

TQ7555 : Row of houses on Terrace Road, Maidstone by David Howard
Row of houses on Terrace Road, Maidstone

TQ7555 : Block of flats on Terrace Road, Maidstone by David Howard
Block of flats on Terrace Road, Maidstone

TQ2863 : Sainsbury's Local on Stanley Park Road by David Howard
Sainsbury's Local on Stanley Park Road

TQ8158 : Highland Garages, Friningham by David Howard
Highland Garages, Friningham
One on each side of the road

TR1566 : Layby on Thanet Way, Greenhill by David Howard
Layby on Thanet Way, Greenhill

TR2367 : Thanet Way, Grays by David Howard
Thanet Way, Grays

TR3968 : Eastern Esplanade, Broadstairs by David Howard
Eastern Esplanade, Broadstairs

TR4068 : Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TR3968 : Steps down to Stone Bay by David Howard
Steps down to Stone Bay
On Eastern Esplanade

TR3968 : Flowers on the cliff, Stone Bay by David Howard
Flowers on the cliff, Stone Bay

TR3968 : Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TR3968 : Toilets in Stone Bay, Broadstairs by David Howard
Toilets in Stone Bay, Broadstairs

TR3968 : Steps up from Stone Bay by David Howard
Steps up from Stone Bay

TR3968 : Eastern Esplanade, Broadstairs by David Howard
Eastern Esplanade, Broadstairs

TR3968 : Eastern Esplanade, Broadstairs by David Howard
Eastern Esplanade, Broadstairs

TR3167 : Field in Acol by David Howard
Field in Acol

TR3167 : Field in Acol by David Howard
Field in Acol

TR3167 : Field in Acol by David Howard
Field in Acol

TR3067 : Manston Road at the junction of Park Lane by David Howard
Manston Road at the junction of Park Lane

TR3269 : Closed church on Canterbury Road, Westgate-on-Sea by David Howard
Closed church on Canterbury Road, Westgate-on-Sea

TR3569 : House on College Road, Margate by David Howard
House on College Road, Margate

TR3669 : Field by St. Peter's Road, Margate by David Howard
Field by St. Peter's Road, Margate
You can see the land flatten out near the coast

TR3869 : Reading Street, Broadstairs by David Howard
Reading Street, Broadstairs

TR3169 : Lourdes Nursing Home, Westgate-on-Sea by David Howard
Lourdes Nursing Home, Westgate-on-Sea

TR3068 : Bungalows on Park Lane, Birchington by David Howard
Bungalows on Park Lane, Birchington

TR2968 : Shell petrol station on Canterbury Road by David Howard
Shell petrol station on Canterbury Road

TR2867 : Canterbury Road, Brooksend by David Howard
Canterbury Road, Brooksend

TR2667 : Wantsum Way, St Nicholas at Wade by David Howard
Wantsum Way, St Nicholas at Wade

TR2667 : Wantsum Way at the junction of Thanet Way by David Howard
Wantsum Way at the junction of Thanet Way

TR2367 : Layby on Thanet Way, Grays by David Howard
Layby on Thanet Way, Grays

TR2067 : Heart in Hand Road, Broomfield by David Howard
Heart in Hand Road, Broomfield

TR2067 : Lorry on Thanet Way, Broomfield by David Howard
Lorry on Thanet Way, Broomfield
From Heart in Hand Road

TR2067 : Heart in Hand Road at the junction of Thanet Way by David Howard
Heart in Hand Road at the junction of Thanet Way

TR1666 : Thanet Way, Greenhill by David Howard
Thanet Way, Greenhill

TR1164 : Track by Thanet Way near Whitstable by David Howard
Track by Thanet Way near Whitstable

TR1164 : Thanet Way near Whitstable by David Howard
Thanet Way near Whitstable

TQ3558 : Westhall Road, Warlingham by David Howard
Westhall Road, Warlingham

TQ3558 : Warlingham Common by David Howard
Warlingham Common

TQ3558 : Warlingham Common by David Howard
Warlingham Common
The lego blocks have done nothing to improve the view.

TQ3558 : Warlingham Common by David Howard
Warlingham Common

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