Botany Bay

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If you’ve booked a stay in our seafront hotel or you’re looking for your next getaway, you can’t miss the opportunity to explore Botany Bay. A hidden gem on the Isle of Thanet, Botany Bay offers views of dramatic grassy cliffs, white sands, rock pools, and more. All of this is just a minute’s stroll away from our hotel entrance.

Things to do in Botany Bay

Take a walk on the beach to discover the striking chalk stacks and search for fossils on the beach before heading back to The Botany Bay for a classic pub lunch with a twist. 

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 golfer, 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, which offers an insight into the waterworks and railways of Victorian engineers.

Broadstairs boasts a wealth of independent shops and eateries where you can dust the sand off your feet and relax.

Explore Kent from Botany Bay

With a short half an hour drive you can find yourself in the cathedral city of Canterbury, or the coastal resort of Whitstable. For a great family day out, visit Whitstable Castle and the town’s museum & gallery.

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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More to explore in Thanet

The Visit Thanet website contains up-to-date information on a wide selection of topics including villages to visit, history and heritage, arts and culture and of course the beautiful coast.

You can also find an events and activities calendar for year-round fun.