Margate Harbour to Broadstairs The Seaside Ride

Margate Harbour to Broadstairs – The Seaside Ride

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An 8 mile cycle route which takes you from the harbour side at Margate to the seaside town of Broadstairs. Cycling along the sea front and coastal roads. A flat route along a mixture of traffic free paths, ‘B’ roads and local side roads.

Starting at The Parade in Margate next to the harbour side you cycle away from the harbour along either The Rendezvous or Fort Hill. If you choose to cycle along the traffic free Rendezvous you cycle along the lower sea front for about three quarters of a mile until you come to the small pool marina lake by the the small peninsula near the end of the path. At this point you have to walk up to the higher level where you meet with the Prince’s Walk and continue along Prince’s Walk.

If you choose to cycle up Fort Hill you cycle up Fort Hill along Fort Terrace and after about 500 yards you TURN LEFT along Newgate Promenade and follow the road as it runs on to Queen’s Promenade and then on to Prince’s Walk.

Cycle along prince’s Walk with the large grassed areas on your right and after about a mile you come to the end of Prince’s Walk. At this point the beach below is known as Botany Bay one of the loveliest beaches in the area. At Botany Bay you TURN OFF the road and follow the path along the coast.

Follow the path for about 500 yards where you TURN LEFT on to Whiteness Road which after about 50 yards runs on to Kingsgate Bay Road. About 200 yards along the road you pass Joss bay Café on your left. An ideal place to stop if you need refreshments along the way. At this point the road changes its name to Joss Gap Road and runs on to Foreland Hill. After 200 yards along Foreland Hill TURN LEFT along Crescent Road which takes you on a short detour around by the coast again and after half a mile it brings you back to a junction with Foreland Hill. At the junction TURN LEFT along Foreland Hill and after 200 yards TURN LEFT on to Park Road.
Cycle along Park Road and follow the road around to the right as it joins Eastern Esplanade and cycle to the end of Eastern Esplanade and TURN RIGHT along Rectory Road. After about 50 yards you come to a ‘T’ junction. At the junction TURN LEFT along Stone Road and after about 200 yards you reach the centre of Broadstairs . The end of your cycle ride.

Broadstairs is a busy seaside town and was a favorite place for Charles Dickens in the Victorian times. Charles Dickens visited Broadstairs regularly from 1837 until 1859. You will find plenty of suitable places to get refreshments in Broadstairs before your return cycle ride.

 

 

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