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Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve

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Address: Sandwich Road, Cliffsend, Ramsgate CT12 5JB, England
Phone Number: +44 1622 662012
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Not a huge reserve but very accessible and well maintained

Not many nature reserves can be as accessible as this. The reserve is very flat with gravel paths and a toilet just off the car park. Well maintained and a nice hour out away from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not many nature reserves can be as accessible as this. The reserve is very flat with gravel paths and a toilet just off the car park. Well maintained and a nice hour out away from it all, especially if you are a bird watcher. Do watch out for the number plate reader camera which checks you have paid to park... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for a nice Sunday stroll with the family. Our first (and now last) visit and none of us expected to have to pay for parking or saw the car park charges signage and 3 weeks later we were hit for a £40 fine for a 50 minute stay. Put in a ticketed barrier or make it more obvious to... More 

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Thank Guy S
Birchington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Whether you want to just sit and take in the view, look at the bird life or walk along the cliff top a great place to visit

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Thank Michael E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Bring your binoculars and look for the migrating birds, from now there's loads of activity in the skies and seals in the water

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Thank Lee C
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The nature reserve at pegwell bay utilizes the old Ramsgate town tip to good avail! All manner of birdlife may be seen here.parking charges are inforce

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Thank Richard D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I come here all the time with my camera. I love the peace and quiet, and being interested in photographing insects, I find this place a great place to come. I generally walk here from central ramsgate (along the beach if tide allows), if not I use the cycle route. The car park is decent and the toilets kept in... More 

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thanet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

PAY TO PARK as it's camera-monitored !! A beautiful venue to walk yourself, kids and/or dogs. Peaceful and quiet and lovely all year round. Only ever met nice people there - mainly dog walkers and Twitchers. Popular with Twitchers with a PortaCabin bird hide overlooking the marshes and bay. Sometimes a list of birds spotted is maintained but not recently... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Looked like quite a nice place for wildlife, but just went wrong time of year . Nice walking. Bird hide there was too far away to get a decent shot if we wanted to. Few butterflies.

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Thank Teresa P
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have a disabled son and used to often visit the Reserve to walk the dogs and generally take in the scenery. Unfortunately, I am at the moment fighting a parking ticket that was issued to me (I have a mobility car with wheelchair access) and the people running the car park are not backing down. This has resulted in... More 

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Thank Steve B
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you're looking for a day out by the sea, visit Pegwell Bay Nature Reserve. If it's a walk you're looking for,this reserve will fit the bill. Approx 3.5 klms on excellent pathways. While you're on your walk,look out a variety of wildlife,with many birds,butterflies and dragonflies visiting this reserve throughout the summer months. In the winter this shallow sand/mudflats... More 

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