Broadstairs Harbour, Kent

Broadstairs Harbour, Kent
Photograph taken 1890-1910 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: op00508

This picture shows a strange mixture of the commercial and recreational aspects of this Kent town. Several fishing vessels are moored in the harbour ready to set sail, while two men appear to be loading carts with sand. In the background are changing booths from which bathers could emerge straight into the seawater.

Location

Kent Broadstairs

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

people beach boat ship sailing sea cliff bathing machine horse water seaside Victorian (1837 - 1901)