With a thriving community feel, this quiet sandy beach is one of Broadstairs’ less frequented bays. It is 85 minutes from London St Pancras to Broadstairs by High Speed Train and a fast quarter-of-an-hour from the town’s railway station to Dumpton Gap.
Popular for walkers, Dumpton Gap’s clean stretch of around 150 metres of sand and rocks is a dog-friendly beach all year round, without the time restrictions put into place during the summer months at some of Broadstairs’ main bays.
Protected from the elements with its towering chalk cliffs, despite its semi-remote location marking the halfway point between Broadstairs and the its neighbouring harbour town of Ramsgate, Dumpton Gap still boasts a great selection of amenities and facilities.
Public toilets are easily reached at the top of the entrance slope, and Sam’s café, which the owners describe as ‘The perfect place to watch the sea with a cup of tea and a bacon sarnie’, also serves coffee and ice cream.
This bay is accessible via a slope sloping path located along the esplanade leading away from Broadstairs towards Ramsgate, and close to the entrance of King George VI Memorial Park.
You can also reach this picturesque spot via the seawall from Viking Bay, passing Louisa Bay and reaching Dumpton Gap at the furthest end.
The bay is a great place for a coastal walk, and a low tide will enable visitors to ramble over sand and rocks to reach Ramsgate’s main beach. Please be aware the tide comes in quickly and it’s very easy to become cut-off, so it’s important to check your timings.