Botany Bay Beach

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
Botany Bay Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Botany Bay Beach has dog restrictions.
Botany Bay beach has dog restrictions between 1st May and 30th September where dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10am to 6pm.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 46 beaches in Kent, or check our list of Kent Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Botany Bay Beach Water Quality

Water 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.

Botany Bay Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Jun 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 11.6℃ to 12.1℃ with wind speed 10.3 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Jun 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 11.3℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Jun 03clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 12.1℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Jun 04clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, Jun 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Jun 06clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 12.1℃ with wind speed 8.5 m/sec (NE)

Broadstairs weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Botany Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Botany Bay Beach is at Broadstairs 2.76 km (1.72 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 31 May
   Low Tide at 03:01 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 08:51 (Height 3.86m)
   Low Tide at 15:27 (Height 1.19m)
   High Tide at 21:06 (Height 3.96m)
Thu 01 Jun
   Low Tide at 03:51 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 09:37 (Height 4.02m)
   Low Tide at 16:14 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 21:51 (Height 4.12m)
Fri 02 Jun
   Low Tide at 04:34 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 10:19 (Height 4.14m)
   Low Tide at 16:59 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 22:34 (Height 4.25m)
Sat 03 Jun
   Low Tide at 05:16 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 11:00 (Height 4.24m)
   Low Tide at 17:44 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 23:15 (Height 4.37m)
Sun 04 Jun
   Low Tide at 05:57 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 11:40 (Height 4.30m)
   Low Tide at 18:27 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 23:58 (Height 4.46m)
Mon 05 Jun
   Low Tide at 06:38 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 12:20 (Height 4.35m)
   Low Tide at 19:12 (Height 0.58m)
Tue 06 Jun
   High Tide at 00:44 (Height 4.51m)
   Low Tide at 07:20 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 13:05 (Height 4.36m)
   Low Tide at 19:58 (Height 0.51m)

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