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Botany Bay

Marine Drive, Kingsgate CT10 3LG, England
+44 1843 577577
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Lovely beach

This is a sandy beach without a lot of commercial intrusion. There is a small shop where hot and... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
If you are out that way.....

If you are out that way then it's worth parking the car and going for a walk along the beach. When... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Sydney, Australia
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the cliff” (22 reviews)
“rock pools” (22 reviews)
“lovely beach” (22 reviews)
Marine Drive, Kingsgate CT10 3LG, England
+44 1843 577577
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a sandy beach without a lot of commercial intrusion. There is a small shop where hot and cold food and drinks can be purchased plus beach toys, while we were there in August lifeguards were on duty during the day. The car park...More

1  Thank Daisy22008
Reviewed 20 September 2017

If you are out that way then it's worth parking the car and going for a walk along the beach. When down on the beach you can't see any of the buildings on the top of the cliffs so it feels remote and isolated.

Thank CAW666
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The only downfall was that dogs aren't allowed on this beach between certain hours so we had to take it in turns to run down and check out the cool rock formations.

Thank lacm2016
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Botany Bay is a pretty, relatively small beach that never used to be over-crowded but, thanks to advertising, is now very popular in the summer months, with visitors from far afield. It boasts golden sand as far as the shore-line and fascinating rock pools when...More

1  Thank jillyb559
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I love this beach. There is only one small cafe on the beach and to get to the beach you have to walk a flight of concrete steps. There are some toilets on the steps but they are not very nice. The beach is set...More

3  Thank juliaelizabethann
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We popped by here after reading tripadvisor reviews nd weren't disappointed. We managed to find parking on a local road within a short walk. This beautiful sandy beach is interesting to explore the rock formations, cliffs and caves.

Thank NatalieAnderson
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Many beaches in the area are average and run down, this one is beautiful and not too busy even at peak times. Lovely walks along the cliff tops and a lush stretch of sand. Free parking so definitely worth the trip.

2  Thank cjl1993
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I visited the bay twice as the Saturday we were caught in a thunderstorm so had our picnic hiding in 'the cave' on the beach. It's amazing how to see such beautiful nature but it saddens one to see how people need to deface it...More

2  Thank Helenkie
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Can't believe I spent hours getting here, it's terrible! Don't believe any of the reviews- go to a nearby beach such as Joss Bay or Margate Beach (much nicer!) There were horrible toilets, nearly no parking- people resorted to parking up the residential roads in...More

4  Thank CharlottePeschen
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Perfect for swiming and sunbathing. Sandy beach. Calm and peaceful even in sunny day in August. Interesting during tide. With seeshels and and amazing seashore when low water.

Thank Anna Olga C
Nearby Restaurants
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.51 km away
North Foreland Golf Club Restaurant
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1.16 km away
The Botany Bay Hotel Restaurant
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.07 km away
The Nineteenth Hole
25 reviews
.98 km away
Nearby Attractions
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.65 km away
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23 reviews
.51 km away
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Terence H
10 January 2017|
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Response from Matthew P | Reviewed this property |
The botany hotel or a short walk to the captain digby.
Jane S
15 August 2016|
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Response from Enoch_James | Reviewed this property |
we parked in the free parking bays at the end of palm bay avenue and enjoyed one of the best walks over the cliff downs infant of the ridings down to botany bay
Hermione A
22 June 2016|
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Response from Ideas4u | Reviewed this property |
We actually drove so I am sure on a sunny day I reckon it can take up an hour n half or little more . Thx