Viking Bay is the main bay in the picturesque and quintessential British seaside town of Broadstairs. It is a great alternative to the nearby beach of Joss Bay, which can be overcrowded. It has a cleaner more sheltered and mellower wave at low tide from the end of the harbour jetty and is ideally suited to longboarders, the inside of the bay is excellent for beginners. It works on all stages of tide, but best a couple hours either side of low, tends to have a closing out beach break at high tide.North sea swell from NW through to E is best, but can have a wave on a strong S-SW channel swell. East winds are on shore. There are lifeguards on beach in summer, and there is a surf school and hire centre.