Botany Bay, Broadstairs

* Car parking is limited with no free parking available in Kingsgate Avenue and Fitzroy Avenue, where 24hr patrols are in force. Permit Holders only. Please be aware this is a residential area, so please park sensibly in designated car parks or parking areas, being aware of local residents and emergency vehicles. Parking is advised at Palm Bay Avenue, where there are over 200 free parking spaces, (CT9 3PP) for Palm Bay beach and a short cliff top walk to Botany Bay * 

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

When the tide is out, Botany bay is a great location for fossil hunting and exploring rock pools. There is plenty of exposed sand to enjoy when the tide is in, but due to the bay's shape the ends are cut off at high tide.

  • Seaside Award 2021
  • Seasonal Toilets: Closed for Winter. Check Spring 2022 for Summer opening date
  • Seasonal Lifeguards: RNLI daily Lifeguard cover from Saturday 29th May - Sunday 5th September 10am-6pm. During September Weekends only
  • Cafe/restaurant nearby
  • Public House nearby
  • First aid point
  • To find out about accessibility at this beach, please click here

There is a dog ban in place from 1st May until 30th September, when dogs are not permitted between 10am to 6pm.

Be Beach Safe. This means checking the weather and the tides, keeping an eye on your family, and not using inflatables.  In an emergency, call 999 for the Coastguard. 

Please remember, if you are visiting our beaches and bays, that some COVID-19 restrictions are still in place. Please 'Respect, Protect and Enjoy' and leave only your footprints. 

Please note there is no coach parking at Botany Bay, Broadstairs only drop off at the top of Botany Road, Percy Avenue and Kingsgate Avenue. Coaches can park at Joss Bay or Vere Road Broadstairs

Car parking is limited with no free parking available in Kingsgate Avenue and Fitzroy Avenue, where 24hr patrols are in force. Permit Holders only. Please be aware this is a residential area. Parking is advised at Palm Bay Avenue, where there are over 200 free parking spaces, (CT9 3PP) for Palm Bay beach and a short cliff top walk to Botany Bay. 

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Address

Marine Drive
Broadstairs
CT10 3LG