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Botany Bay

Marine Drive, Kingsgate CT10 3LG, England
+44 1843 577577
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Stunning coastline

Dramatic coastline, with stalks of rock jutting out into the sea, beautiful beach. Lifeguards on... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
via mobile
My beach of choice

I love Botany Bay. I have been coming here since I was a child. It is a great sandy beach; no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rochester, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“the cliff” (21 reviews)
“rock pools” (22 reviews)
Marine Drive, Kingsgate CT10 3LG, England
+44 1843 577577
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dramatic coastline, with stalks of rock jutting out into the sea, beautiful beach. Lifeguards on duty. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank KT81KAH
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Botany Bay. I have been coming here since I was a child. It is a great sandy beach; no pebbles or shingle.There are great rock pools to enjoy when the tide is out. The main thing I like about it is you are...More

Thank Krisyyy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant staff but badly trained,not paying attention to the customers needs they couldn't remember who had ordered what from the menu, when ordering a glass of wine they came to the table and and simply said pinot!!! .A nice starter of chicken livers followed by...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to agree with FlyingNun100, Botany Bay gets packed very quickly yet Palm Bay and Joss Bay either side are far less busy. Joss Bay has more parking and there's no residential streets. When I went to Joss Bay about 3 or 4 years...More

2  Thank Andy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picturesque bay. Not over large. Nice spot for families. Close to The Botany Bay Hotel, Restaurant and Bar.

Thank ragjag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful bay that gets far too busy during the summer months, while the bays either side stay practically empty. A nightmare for parking at weekends throughout the summer - by the time you find a parking space be prepared for a long walk from...More

4  Thank FlyingNun100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed 1 night at this hotel. Very friendly staff from reception to bar to restaurant. Our room was 102 on the ground floor at the back of the hotel. lovely sized room. We had a kettle and the man from reception asked us...More

1  Thank GoodAunty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely sandy beach in a fairly secluded area. There's free parking at the top although spaces are limited. We went around 11am on a Monday and managed to get parked but it started getting busier after that and I imagine it would...More

1  Thank ash82ash82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely day out. I went wit a few friends we spent a hot summers day on the beach. They little hut was great we were able to buy a beach ball along with ice creams and drinks. At the beach there is...More

Thank neilhen10
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

What a place !!! It is just stunning !! Hidden gem. Beautiful sandy beach with amazing views !! Would recommend to take beach shoes as the sea surface in most places is rocky and its is nice to have a walk around when the tide...More

Thank Adammier83
Nearby Restaurants
Captain Digby
398 reviews
.54 km away
The Botany Bay Hotel Restaurant
395 reviews
.13 km away
Botany Bay Tea Gardens
29 reviews
.23 km away
Taddy's Barn Tea Room
14 reviews
1.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Kingsgate Bay
57 reviews
.70 km away
Joss Bay
201 reviews
1.01 km away
The Captain Digby Bar
17 reviews
.70 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