Locations in Thanet – Botany Bay

I don't think there's a part of the Thanet coastline that is as memorable as Botany Bay in Broadstairs. With it's distinct and beautiful chalk stacks, it's been the subject for many international photoshoots, films and, of course, is loved by the locals and all who visit Botany Bay.

Nestled between Kingsgate Bay and Palm Bay, Botany Bay is a beautiful stretch of coastline with tall white chalk cliffs. When the tide is out, Botany bay is an excellent 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, so make sure you know when the tide times are!

Above the cliffs, the grassy paths mix with the sand to make beautiful sand dunes - I have always loved the textures and shapes the dunes and the grass make together. With the weather ever-changing, and usually quite windy by the coast, it's exciting to see what appearances they take every time I visit.

If like me, you love a good stroll along the coastline, there's no better place than Botany Bay. It's right in between Margate and Broadstairs - so all you have to do is to decide which way you would like to go! With about an hours walk to both Margate and Broadstairs from Botany Bay, the coastal trail is a favourite for cyclists and locals in need of some fresh sea air and beautiful views of our sea-lined home.

When you get a bit peckish after your stroll, why not swing by the Botany Bay Hotel for some lush coastal food. Boasting a beautiful array of fresh fish, as well as other British food classics, and with its unrivalled location, and just a minute's stroll from the beach, it's a picture-perfect place to have a bite to eat.

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