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Botany Bay

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51°23'23"01°26'07" show decimal

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Botany Bay
Kingsgate, Kent

Botany Bay is the name of the northernmost range of cliffs at Broadstairs, Margate, along the north-easterly tip of Kent. The sandy beaches lie at the foot of tall chalk cliffs that are steadily being eroded by the sea, creating many inlets and caves. The beaches have been the recipient of the Blue Flag Award for their quality.

How to get here:

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Road: A28 - Follow the A28 towards Margate; turn right onto the B2052 (Westbrook) and then follow it east as it cross the A254 and A255. Turn right when it meets the B2051 at Northdown, and then continue onto the left turn onto Botany Road (signposted Botany Bay). Head down to the end of this road for the bay. Parking: car park. +

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredCliffs

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Photograph taken: 24th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

"Generic shot of the cliffs here, as with the erosion over forty years I couldn't find the exact part of the beach filmed."

Fury from the Deep (5)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 6 Feb 1968
Harris meets Robson on the beach.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredBeach

Photo

Photograph taken: 24th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

"Generic shot of the beach - one part looks like another!"

Fury from the Deep (6)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 6 Feb 1968
Victoria watches Jamie and the Doctor walking off to the TARDIS.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredPrinces Walk

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Photograph taken: 24th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

"Not 100% on this, but the road layout is very similar, accounting for cliff erosion which has caused some of the road to be re-routed."

Fury from the Deep (5)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 4-6 Feb 1968
Robson kidnaps Victoria and drives her to where his helicopter is waiting.

 

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredHeath

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Photograph taken: 24th September 2006 by Chuck Foster

"This seems the logical place for the helicopter landing here, being a large open area above the cliffs."

Fury from the Deep (5)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 4-6 Feb 1968
Robson's helicopter.

 

Other nearby locations:

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Sky Charter UK Limited (The Mind of Evil). Road (7.3 miles, 20m) : Head up Botany Road, and then turn right onto the B2052; then take the next left onto the B2053 and continue along here until you cross the railway at St. Peter's. Continue straight on along Church Street, which then becomes Vicarage Street. When you reach the roundabout go straight across onto the A256, and then continue along here until you reach Manston. Turn right onto the B2050, and this runs alongside the Kent International Airport. Turn left at the crossroads and then continue alongside the airport before turning right into the Manston Park business park.

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Red Sands Sea Fort (Fury from the Deep). Road (19.3 miles, 40m) : Head up Botany Road and then turn right onto the B2051. Turn left onto the B2052 and then continue along here as it crosses the A255 and A254 and eventually joins the A28. Turn left and head towards London, but then when you reach the junction with the A299, head right and follow it towards Herne Bay/Whitstable. At the turn-off to Whitstable, head down into town to the seafront - the fort can (just) be seen in the Thames. Parking: roadside.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Pineham Road (The Mind of Evil): 16.52 miles.

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Archer's Court Road (The Mind of Evil): 16.71 miles.

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RAF Swingate (The Mind of Evil): 17.54 miles.

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Dover Castle (The Mind of Evil): 18.77 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Botany Bay Facilities - Details about the bay and it's facilities.

Related Stories

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Fury from the Deep [4-6 Feb 1968]

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