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Exploring: Broadstairs

December 3, 2016

The sun has been shining this weekend so as part of my quest to start exploring more of Britain's coastlines I thought I'd pay a visit to the seaside town of Broadstairs. This pretty little town was like a smaller version of Margate down the road with it's sandy beach and mix of old and new architecture. Charles Dickens once lived here for a little while, and the Dickens references are not hard to miss!

Brightly coloured doors are something I always like to look out for and most seaside towns do not disappoint!

These two house look like they should be in a Georgian Miami with the castle colours and palm tree.

Now it's out of season this is the perfect sandy beach to let your dog stretch his legs on.

 

 

This Art Deco building certainly stood out from the smaller Georgian and Victorian shops surrounding it.

I was hoping to try out Tamworth & Mee's tasty sounding Crab sandwich as I've heard all their food is locally sourced but unfortunately they were preparing for a private booking, so maybe next time...

One of the many references to Charles Dickens

Pretty little Tea Parlour

 

 

Many of the older buildings had this beautiful flint on the facades giving them heaps of character.

Wyatt & Jones looked like another good restaurant with quite a 'foodie' menu with version and freshly caught shell fish on the menu.

 

 

 

 

 

Pretty old courtyard with flint houses.

 

 

 

 

The tiniest cottage ever!

I loved this house AND it was for sale.....a margin if you are comparing it to London prices!

 

A little lane of the high street.

Such a lovely flint cottage built in 1607

 

 Posing with a jolly fisherman!

 

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