Stone Bay School is located in the seaside town of Broadstairs, on the eastern tip of Kent and is one of the many towns and villages that make up the Isle of Thanet. The 3 main towns in Thanet are Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs with each town having its own distinctive character.
Broadstairs is famous for its seven sand filled beaches which contribute to its nostalgic, seaside charm. Viking Bay is perhaps the most famous beach in the town, with a horse shaped bay, sandy beach and cliff top promenade, it is the perfect place for a day out or walk after school. If you are feeling more active, the Viking Coastal Trail is the perfect activity to blow away the cobwebs; the route covers 32 miles and takes you through the coast of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, but can be broken up into more manageable sections. You can find a copy of the route here.
Charles Dickens’ famously visited Broadstairs regularly, as it was his favourite holiday spot. You can visit Bleak House, where he wrote the famous novel David Copperfield and or explore the Dickens House Museum. The Dickens Festival which is held in June each year brings Dickens to life with costumed characters, talks, plays and beach outings to the town. Broadstairs and the nearby towns also hold other festivals throughout the year, including: Folk Week, Margate Soul Festival, Wheels and Fins Festival, Food Festival, Broadstairs Water Gala and even a Cider Festival.
Broadstairs train station is a short drive from the school, giving the school and the area good transport links. Trains run direct to London St Pancras and via Chatham to London Victoria, so the bright lights of London are never far away. The town is well placed to access other towns and cities in Kent such as Canterbury, which is only a 40-minute drive or 30-minute train journey from Broadstairs.
With an abundance of beautiful, seaside scenery Broadstairs is the place to live and work for good work-life balance.
Find out more about Broadstairs and Thanet on the Visit Kent website.