Cafe with a view - Kent

Cafes and bars with a view. Mostly beach cafes, but a few inland places as well.

Pride of place has to go to the Clifftop Cafe in Cap-le-ferne overlooking the Channel. For pubs, its the Royal Victoria Pavilion (a Wetherspoons) in Ramsgate.

Whistable to Herne Bay

Old Neptune
Whitstable, CT5 1EJ

Victorian pub right on the beach

Hampton Inn
Herne Bay, CT6 8DL

Seafront pub on a point, at the far west end of Herne Bay's seafront

Windshack Cafe
Birchington, CT7 9PS

seafront cafe

Minis Bay Bar
Birchington, CT7 9QP

seafront bar

West Bay Cafe
Westgate-on-Sea, CT8 8QA

Cafe with outside tables on the promenande of a curved bay overlooking the beach

Margate to Broadstairs

Margate Harbour Arm Bars
Margate, CT9 1AP

Several bars on Margate's pedestrian Harbour Arm, with a nice view over the bay

Palm Bay Cafe
Cliftoville, CT9 3DH

On Palm Bay, a beach popular with jetskis below the cliffs. Large car park (use the steep road down under a footbridge). Can walk to Botany Bay except at high tide

Botany Bay Hotel
Kingsgate, near Broadstairs, CT10 3LG

Cliff top hotel-pub in a residential area by the very picturesque Botany Bay

Captain Digby
Kingsgate, near Broadstairs, CT10 3QH

restaurant-pub with some outside tables overlooking Kingsgate Bay

Broadstairs to Ramsgate

Louisa Bay Beach Cafe
Broadstairs, CT10 1QF

Small kiosk at the bottom of a walkway from the cliffs down to a sandy beach in a residential area

Dumpton Gap Beach Cafe (Sams)
Ramsgate, CT10 1TD

Cafe at Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs

kiosk with outside tables on a sandy beach at the bottom of on a slipway down from the cliffs in a residential area

Royal Victoria Pavilion (Wetherspoons)
Ramsgate, CT11 8LS

The Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate

Large Wetherspoons right on the beach in a beautiful heritage pavillion. Large roof terrace.

Royal Harbour Brasserie
Ramsgate, CT11 8LS

At the end of the harbour arm. Mixed reviews, so best for a drink, but awesome location, esp at sunset (CT11 8LS, same postcode as wethies)

Sir Stanley Gray and Belle Vue Tavern
Ramsgate, CT11 0NJ

2 adjacent pubs with cliff top terraces with a view

Deal coast

Deal Pier Cafe
Pier, Beach St, Deal CT14 6HY

A cafe at the end of Deal Pier. Closed at time of writing but will reopen under new management. Free entry to the pier

Stunning views both out to sea, and of the Deal seafront, especially at dusk. Very highly recommended

Dover Coast

NT White Cliffs of Dover Cafe
Dover, CT16 1HJ

Large NT cafe with large pay car park. Cliff top views of the channel

Clifftop Cafe
Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone, CT18 7HD

Small cafe (think breakfasts, tea and coffee) on the cliff edge high above the Folkestone under-cliff overlooking the English Channel. Its terrace has a 180° view of the channel and ferries heading to Dover. Ample free parking.

Absolutely stunning view! Very highly recommended.

Folkestone Coast

Folkestone Harbour arm pubs
Folkestone, CT20 1QQ

small pubs with a great location - boat trains to France used to leave from here


Spotted Dog
Near Tonbridge, TN11 8EP

Old pub with a terrace overlooking a valley