About Us - About Broadstairs

Welcome to Broadstairs

Broadstairs town is a beautiful, traditional seaside town on the south-east coast of England. Situated 80 mins from London, 35 mins from Dover ferry port and 45 mins from Ashford Internationl Eurostar terminal, our location is very accessible from the continent and an ideal place to learn English in England (see our travel page).

Recently voted the second best coastal town in Britain, Broadstairs is famous for its fantastic beaches and has a lot of great activities to offer, allowing you to experience local life and culture.

Local points of interest


Broadstairs is also only 35 mins from the historical city of Canterbury. With its impressive cathedral, lovely architecture and great shopping , a visit to this city is a must!


Dover is also only 35 mins from Broadstairs. Popular with tourists for its famous castle, secret wartime tunnels and famous White Cliffs , students enjoy visiting Dover Castle for its views and history (see our social activities page).

Famous residents and plenty of character…

Broadstairs offers something for everyone. Not only are there beautiful, sandy beaches surrounding the town, but also glorious Georgian houses, traditional pubs and fantastic cuisine. Come and study English in Broadstairs and spend your evenings chatting with new friends, going for a walk, or relaxing over a drink.

The town is famous for its culture and festivities. The Dickens Festival celebrates Charles Dickens’ literature and connection with the town. Folk Week in August attracts thousands of visitors who want to enjoy great folk music and the many attractions during the week (see our events page).

It is for these reasons as well as the area’s picturesque coastline that Broadstairs is becoming more and more popular with students who want to study English in a friendly seaside town.

Great shopping

Throughout the town, there are quaint gift shops and boutiques where you can pick up souvenirs for friends and family. Just 10 minutes from Broadstairs is Westwood Cross. This shopping centre provides great shops and department stores for those shopaholics who want to learn English in England!

Key information

Blue flag beaches

Broadstairs has 3 blue flag beaches: Botany Bay, Joss Bay and Stone Bay.

Famous authors

Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield while staying at Bleak House in Broadstairs.

Folk music festival

Each year in August, Broadstairs holds the Broadstairs Folk Week music festival which attracts music lovers from all over the UK.