This is a charming, archetypally English coastal resort 90...
This is a charming, archetypally English coastal resort 90 minutes from London, and largely untouched by the last half-century. The town is half-baisin-shaped, looking out at the English Channel over a crescent-shaped bay with white chalk cliffs and a sandy beach (great for scenic sunbathing etc, but no swimming is allowed). The steep slopes create interesting streetscapes of buildings jumbled one above the other along narrow twisty roads.
Broadstairs was Charles Dickens' favoured holiday destination, and there are two small museums relating to him. There are lots of little tea shops and pubs etc, and one can walk along the cliff-tops for miles in either direction. There are bus and train connections to Margate and Whitstable one way, and the other way to Ramsgate (from where there are connections to Dover and Canterbury).