Revel in lively walks on the beach with your favourite pet when you stay at Botany Bay in Broadstairs, which welcomes dogs in several of its rooms. The bay, from which the hotel takes its name, is often described as a hidden gem. It’s easy to see why; with imposing white chalk cliffs and stacks, plus caves that appear at low tide, this is a beautiful place to explore. Golden stretches of sand at Joss Bay and Kingsgate Bay are also within easy reach.
You’ll find rooms here decorated in calming neutral tones with classic wooden furniture, featuring award-winning Simba Hybrid Mattresses engineered to keep you cool and comfortable all night. Let the artistic coastal photography hanging on the walls inspire you to get out on the sands with your furry companion in tow. Before or after you head out, be sure to visit the restaurant to sample dishes from the modern menu, which uses locally sourced, seasonal produce. Dishes like crispy salt-and-pepper-dusted whitebait and potted crab pâté give a nod to the hotel’s seaside location.
If golf is your game, practice putting with a coastal view at the North Foreland Golf Club, just five minutes’ drive away. Alternatively, discover literary history at Bleak House, Charles Dickens’ summer home and the place where he wrote many of his novels. Located just along the coast in Broadstairs, Bleak House also contains the fascinating Smuggler’s Museum in its basement.