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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 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain on Wednesday through next Saturday, with temperatures peaking at 20°C on Friday.Mostly cloudy until evening.Today's Forecast
11->190% 43% 6 mph
6:43 am 6:52 pmMostly cloudy starting in the evening.Sunday, Sep 24th
14->190% 47% 13 mph
6:44 am 6:50 pmOvercast throughout the day.Monday, Sep 25th
15->175% 99% 9 mph
6:46 am 6:47 pmMostly cloudy until afternoon.Tuesday, Sep 26th
14->185% 50% 6 mph
6:48 am 6:45 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Wednesday, Sep 27th
14->1934% 55% 11 mph
6:49 am 6:43 pmOvercast throughout the day.Thursday, Sep 28th
14->1836% 97% 10 mph
6:51 am 6:41 pmLight rain overnight.Friday, Sep 29th
13->2023% 88% 12 mph
6:52 am 6:38 pmLight rain in the morning.Saturday, Sep 30th
13->1642% 67% 10 mph
6:54 am 6:36 pm
Botany Bay Beach Tide Times
Botany Bay Beach Bathing Water QualityWater 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