Botany Bay

One of our most photographed bays Botany Bay is infamous, this hidden gem offers stunning views of white cliffs and beautiful chalk stacks.

It is said that Botany Bay found its name when those found in possession of smuggled goods were deported to Botany Bay in Australia; you may not see many smugglers on the sands these days, just holiday makers after quiet relaxation getting away from it all. When the tide is out it is great for fossils and exploring rock pools. Plenty of exposed sand to enjoy when the tide is in but due to its shape at high tide the ends of the beach are cut off.

  • Seasonal lifeguards
  • Cafe/restaurant nearby
  • Public House nearby
  • Toilets (seasonal)
  • First aid point
  • Deckchair hire 

Dog ban in place from 1st May until 30th September, dogs not permitted between 10am to 6pm.


  • Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop