Joss Bay

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly Lifeguard cover May 26 to September 2 Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

Located in a rural setting, just north of Broadstairs on the Thanet coast, Joss Bay is secluded, with steep chalk cliffs behind and with North Foreland golf course as its backdrop.  The beach is popular with surfers and watersports enthusiasts. Swimming is safe here, with clean bathing water and a seasonal lifeguard service.  Its name reputedly derives from Joss Snelling, a long-lived local 18th Century smuggler.  Nowadays leisure is the name of the game and there are few more pleasant places to enjoy it in Kent.

Autumn season photo gallery


Preparing for a big weekend.


Joss Bay in the autumn.