White cliffs jut out from the sand as beachgoers explore Botany Bay
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Botany Bay

England > Margate

Technically located in Broadstairs, Kent, the spectacular Botany Bay is an easy and worthwhile hour-long walk from Margate Harbour Arm. Stunning white chalk cliffs jut upwards from the sandy beach, topped by lush green pathways and wildflowers overhead. Look out east across the sea and you can see the Thanet Wind Farm on the horizon. With its secluded feel and quintessentially British seaside landscape, Botany Bay is the perfect secret beach destination. Expect to see nature lovers, families and dogs enjoying the sun and sea.

Where is it?

Botany Bay is the northernmost bay in Broadstairs, along the southeast coast of England. To get there, you can take the train from London Victoria or St Pancras to Margate or Ramsgate and then follow the Viking Coastal Trail to the bay. From Margate, start at the Turner Contemporary art gallery and stroll eastward along the seafront pathway for about an hour. From Ramsgate, walk west along the water until you reach the bay.

While you're in the area, why not check out some other nearby attractions like the Dickens House Museum, Viking Bay and Kingsgate Castle. Then treat yourself to lunch with a view at the Botany Bay Hotel.

Opening Times

Throughout the Year

  • Open Daily: 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM

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