Botany Bay

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly Lifeguard cover May 26 to September 2 Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

Impressive chalk sea stacks greet you on arrival at Botany Bay in Kent.  The beach here is the most northerly of a cluster around well-to-do Broadstairs.  The strand is mostly sand, with some shingle.  Swimming is safe, with clean bathing water and a seasonal lifeguard service.  At low tide, you can enjoy rock pooling.  Just to the west is the artists’ enclave of Margate, so this area has a wide variety of visitor attractions.

Autumn season photo gallery


The joy of the beach, with Jessica,


A bright start to the day at Botany Bay.