British Beaches

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Botany Bay Beach

Broadstairs, Kent

A sandy and rocky bay with rock pools to explore and what is considered safe bathing.

Beach Type



The beach has a fully stocked kiosk and a lost child centre
There are toilets including facilities for disabled visitors
Disabled access to the beach and deckchair hire


Sea kayaking and surfing

Nature and Wildlife

Cycle tracks and paths go both ways along the coast with other sandy bays and beaches to explore.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned regularly.


Dogs banned from 1st May to 31st Sept from 10am to 6pm.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Broadstairs Tourist Information Centre; 68 High Street; Broadstairs Kent. CT10 1LH


Nearest town: Broadstairs
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3889, 1.43705
Postcode: CT10 3LG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Broadstairs and St Peters, Kent at Explore Britain.


Take the B2051 east from Margate until it turns 90 degrees to the south. At this point keep going straight and botany bay is on your left.

Nearest Railway Stations

Broadstairs (Approx. 2 miles away)
Dumpton Park (Approx. 3 miles away)
Margate (Approx. 3 miles away)
Ramsgate (Approx. 4 miles away)
Westgate-on-Sea (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking including disabled spaces available.

Nearby Car Parks

Joss Bay, Broadstairs (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Northdown Park, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Harold Road, Margate (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
St Peters Park Road, Broadstairs (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Dalby Square, Margate (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Vere Road, Broadstairs (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Broadstairs Station, Broadstairs (Long stay).
About 2 miles away
Albion Street, Broadstairs (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Crofts Place, Broadstairs (Short stay).
About 2 miles away
Broadstairs Harbour, Broadstairs (Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Broadstairs