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Visitors won’t want to miss the opportunity to explore Botany Bay, a hidden gem on the Isle of Thanet. The Blue Flag quality beach, offering more than 200 metres of golden sands, stunning cliffs and rock pools, has been made famous by a whole host of TV and film productions. And it is just a minute’s stroll away from the entrance to the Botany Bay Hotel.

The hotel is also ideal for a golfing break in Kent as it sits next to the famous North Foreland Golf Club, and is within a few miles of the Open Championship links courses of Prince’s Golf Club and The Royal St. George’s in Sandwich.

If you’re not a fan of golf, you might prefer to explore the unique heritage of nearby Broadstairs. Stroll around the seaside town’s cobbled streets to discover visitor attractions including Bleak House, once the summer home of Victorian author Charles Dickens; the Dickens House Museum; and the Crampton Tower Museum, offering an insight into the waterworks and railways of Victorian engineers.

Broadstairs boasts a wealth of independent shops, or for some serious retail therapy head to Westwood Cross, on the outskirts of the town. The shopping centre has more than 50 stores, cafes and restaurants, and customers can enjoy free parking.

Also within half an hour drive are the cathedral city of Canterbury or the coastal resort of Whitstable. Art lovers are in for a treat with the Turner Contemporary gallery just three miles away in Margate. And in addition to the year-round attractions, there is always something going on in Broadstairs, from the week-long Dickens Festival each June, to Broadstairs Folk Week in mid-August and the three-day Broadstairs Food Festival in October.

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