Wedged between Kingsford Smith airport and the boat ramp, Botany Foreshore Beach is one of the few dog friendly beaches in the city, and a great place to grab a few photos of the bay, provided you don’t mind the noise.

The airport runway extends beyond the beach and with jumbos coming in every ten minutes or so, the sound can be deafening. Watching planes land in your boardshorts is a bit of a novelty, but unless you’re really into get engines, it’s not something you need to see more then a handful of times.

It doesn’t help that the water was recently rated most polluted in Sydney. That’s not to say you can’t swim here, but there are better options nearby.


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Access to Botany Foreshore Beach

Access via Foreshore Road and take the turn to the boat ramp. There is limited parking, so get in early or on a weekday. A walk / bike path runs behind the foreshore and extends to a bridge that crosses foreshore road.


Dog Friendly

Dogs are allowed on the beach, but should remain on their leash.



Photographers will find compelling views of the airport and docks. The port in particular can look magestic at dusk. Boat ramp access means potential watersports. Make sure you observe safety and hazard warnings.



The boat ramp is a popular fishing spot. Make sur you observe all the rules and regulations and use the fish cleaning facility.



While the beach is rather sparse, there are amenties in the small building between the ramp and beach, including toilets and a bike lockup.

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