Day trip to Broadstairs with Southeastern

Last week my sons and I headed off to Broadstairs to visit their Nan. Now we take this trip fairly frequently but this time the boys were particularly excited as we were going by train!


Southeastern have a Summer Offer delivering reduced-price return tickets for Londoners looking to escape the city to Kent and East Sussex for as little as £15. Running throughout the summer months, Off-Peak Day Return tickets to 13 of the most popular destinations across the South East are slashed by around 30%. And what is more, the offer can be used alongside Southeastern’s ‘Kids for £1’ – meaning a family day out is really an affordable option!



The trip from London St Pancras to Broadstairs takes around an hour and 20 minutes on the direct, fast train and is once an hour.  We made it in time for the 11.12am train and as we were early we had plenty of time to stop in M&S for some snacks for the journey! We were also able to find seats with a table, but do arrive early as the train appeared to be pretty full by the time it left.



The train was really modern, the seats comfortable and soon we were waving goodbye to the hustle and bustle of London and whizzing through rolling countryside…



In no time at all we were in the beautiful Kent seaside town of Broadstairs. If you haven’t visited before then I urge you to take a look; stunning award-winning Blue Flag sandy beaches, independent shops and boutiques, cliff top walks, seasonal literary, culinary and musical festivals, along with a wide variety of restaurants and bars. Broadstairs has everything you would want from a seaside town at any time of the year.





Viking bay is the main beach which is easily within walking distance of the train station, just head down the high street and within a few moments you will catch your first glimpse of the sea…



My two love nothing more than days on the beach, come rain or shine and Broadstairs has many bays linked by cliff top walks for your to choose from.  Our favourites (and nearest to Nan!) are Stone Bay and the walk between Dumpton Gap and nearby Ramsgate.


This stretch of coastline has so much to offer, but don’t just take my word for it, Southeastern has itinerary ideas to help friends and families make the most of summer days out on its web site. Visit:



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