Journey to the Kent coast with this seaside transportation only day trip from London.  One of the closest coasts to London and with beautiful sandy beaches to boot, it's no wonder that the Thanet seaside resort towns of Margate, Joss Bay & Broadstairs have always been a popular choice for those looking to escape the city and breathe in the sea air.  Once there, you can enjoy the many restaurants, cafes & shops at the seaside towns of Margate & Broadstairs or visit the family-friendly theme park of Dreamland at Margate (if open).

Suitable for couples, solo travelers and friend & family groups, this seaside day trip is a an excellent opportunity to reconnect with those close to you, explore a new area, or to spend a day relaxing in natural surroundings - without having to manage the transportation yourself. 

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 18-64):
$44.73
Senior Rate
(Ages 65+):
$40.81
Student Rate
(With Valid Student ID):
$40.81
Child Rate
(Ages 5-17):
$38.20
Child - Free
(Ages 4 and Under):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

approximately 12 hours
9:00 am on selected Saturdays or Sundays from June to Mid September (and on Monday, August 29)
Please Note: Tour departure time is approximate; specific pick-up times at five selected locations occur prior to the tour departure time and will need to be pre-arranged by phone or email (details on your E-Ticket).

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour may requires a minimum number of persons to guarantee the tour to operate on any scheduled tour date; if a minimum is set and the minimum number of persons is not met for the date and time of your reservation, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.  No hotel pickup is available for this tour; there are five meeting locations and you will need to contact the guides at least 48 hours before your tour date to select one of them as your meeting location (details on your E-Ticket).  Rates are per person in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

Face masks are required on public transportation throughout England. Individual businesses, shops and stores may individually set their own mask mandates, so it is advised toi bring along your face mask to comply with any such requirements.

 

Please Note

The guides may require a minimum number of bookings to guarantee any scheduled departure to operate. If such a minimum is set and not met, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.

 

Inclusions

  • Round-trip transportation in a deluxe motorcoach or minibus
  • Free time at the stop of your choice

 

Exclusions

  • Guide or Tour Manager
  • Food and beverages
  • Entrances or admissions to any attractions
  • Optional shopping or other personal expenses

 

Itinerary

  • 7:30 am-9:00 am - London Pick-ups at five locations easy to reach by public transport (see list below). When your tour is confirmed, you will need to contact the guides to arrange your boarding location choice from the available options.
  • 9:00 am - Depart London and head south-east towards Margate, Joss Bay & Broadstairs.
  • 11:45 am - Arrive at Margate - Allowing time for summer weekend traffic, this is the approximate time for arrival in Margate, one of the most popular and well-known seaside resort towns in the UK. You are welcome to alight here if this is your beach of choice, otherwise just remain on board if you have chosen to get off at Joss Bay or Viking Bay (Broadstairs).
  • 12:05 pm - Arrive at Joss Bay, Broadstairs - This is the approximate time of drop-off at Joss Bay for everyone who would like to spend the day in or around this beach. Joss Bay is known for its clean, sandy beaches, surfing waves & sea caves once used by smugglers. The bay owes its name to a famous smuggler from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Joss Snelling.
  • 12:15 pm - Arrive at Viking Bay, Broadstairs - The final coastal drop-off is at the most well-known of the Broadstairs beaches, Viking Bay. This is where the driver will leave all who choose this as their seaside base for the day. Enjoy your day at the seaside soaking up the sun, swimming, walking along the coast, or relishing the view & the fresh sea air as you grab a leisurely lunch at one of the many restaurant & pubs close to the beachfront.
  • 4:45 pm - Board Return Trip from Viking Bay, Broadstairs - This is the approximate time that those spending their day in Viking Bay, Broadstairs, will meet the driver & vehicle for a 4:50 pm departure. However. kindly pay attention to the driver on the day of your trip for the correct meeting time, as timings may change subject to traffic.
  • 5:00 pm - Board Return Trip from Joss Bay, Broadstairs - This is the approximate time to meet the coach & driver for a 5:05 pm departure. However. kindly pay attention to the driver on the day of your trip for the correct meeting time, as timings may change subject to traffic.
  • 5:25 pm - Board Return Trip from Margate - Margate is the final pick-up by the coach & driver, so kindly ensure that you are ready at the time & place that the driver will have communicated to you in the morning. 5:30 pm is the approximate departure time, subject to traffic & other considerations on the day. However. kindly pay attention to the driver on the day of your trip for the correct meeting time, as timings may change subject to traffic.
  • 8:15 pm - Drop-off in London - This is the approximate time of drop-off back in central London near London Bridge Station, subject to traffic. Due to timings & where the destination is situated, this is usually the only drop-off point for this day trip. London Bridge Station is a transport hub and well connected to the rest of London and the UK.

 

Pick-Up Locations & Times (subject to change)

  • Earls Court - 7:30 am
  • South Kensington - 7:40 am
  • Victoria - 8:05 am
  • Kings Cross - 8:35 am
  • London Bridge - 9:00 am

 

What to Bring

  • Wear comfortable beach walking shoes.
  • If you intend to swim or sun bathe, wear your swimsuit under your outer clothing and bring a towel.
  • Monitor the weather for the visited area for the day of your tour and dress appropriately.
  • You may bring snacks and bottled water for the trip.
  • Bring money (cash and a major credit card are recommended) for lunch, attractions or souvenirs.
  • Don't forget your camera!

 

Additional Tour Information

Keen surfers heading to Joss Bay are welcome to bring along their surfboards - kindly just specify this during the ordering process so a vehicle with plenty of storage space can be provided. After pick-ups from the available transport hubs in central & west London, the driver transports you to the Thanet coast in Kent.

Three drop-offs at different beaches quite close to each other are provided: Margate, Joss Bay & Viking Bay (the main beach of Broadstairs). You are welcome to get off at whichever beach you choose, or even to walk from one beach to the other, or to other beaches between them like Botany Bay or Kingsgate Bay. Kindly just discuss this with the driver so he/she can give you the right time and place to meet for the return journey back to London.

This weekend day trip is transport-only and the Euro 6 low emissions engines are a better choice for the environment than driving your own car. In a year with limited public transport options, booking a budget-friendly ticket on one of these vehicles is the perfect way to get to the well-loved sandy beaches, independent cafes & restaurants, and quirky shops of Margate & Broadstairs.

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  No hotel pickup is available for this tour; there are five meeting locations and you will need to contact the guides at least 48 hours before your tour date to select one of them as your meeting location (details on your E-Ticket).  Rates are per person in US Dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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