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Place Category: Beaches
Botany Bay is an old fashioned sandy beach ideal to keep the family entertained. The beach is almost 200m long with chalk cliffs and stacks, rock pools to explore and gentle swimming conditions. This part of the Kent coast boasts the longest stretch of chalk cliffs in Britain with Botany Bay being the northern most of seven bays in Broadstairs.
When the tide goes out you have a chalk reef which is thought to be one of the best in Britain. You can also navigate around chalk stacks to Kingsgate Bay but be aware that as the tide comes in the ends of the beaches get cut-off and so you may have to walk back along the cliff path.
Facilities include toilets, seasonal kiosk (hot and cold food), disabled access, deck chairs, windbreak hire, lifeguards in summer months and parking.
Botany Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.
Between 1st May and 30th September dogs are not allowed on Botany Bay beach between 10am to 6pm.
Botany Bay Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain on Monday, with temperatures peaking at 23°C on Saturday.Clear throughout the day.Today's Forecast
12->200% 0% 8 mph
4:51 am 8:54 pmClear throughout the day.Friday, May 26th
13->210% 0% 13 mph
4:50 am 8:55 pmPartly cloudy starting in the evening.Saturday, May 27th
16->239% 9% 10 mph
4:49 am 8:56 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, May 28th
14->216% 57% 1 mph
4:48 am 8:57 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Monday, May 29th
13->1964% 68% 4 mph
4:47 am 8:59 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, May 30th
12->1812% 56% 4 mph
4:46 am 9:00 pmOvercast throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
12->1612% 94% 11 mph
4:45 am 9:01 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Jun 1st
12->1614% 95% 16 mph
4:44 am 9:02 pm
Botany Bay Beach Tide Times
Botany Bay Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area