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The estate remains open to annual passholders and those who purchase a daily ticket for excercise only during the lockdown period.
Please help us to enforce social distancing during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Keep at least 2 metres from the staff and other members of the public at all times.
Please see the Application Form Pages for more details.
Welcome to the Sandwich Bay website.
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Sandwich Bay is a rural beach on the East Coast of Kent between Deal and Ramsgate about 2 miles from the historic Cinque Port town of Sandwich. The land is private and owned by Sandwich Bay Residents Ltd
There is a steep shingle beach towards the south of a long sandy bay adjoing two world famous links golf courses. At low water there are large sand flats. Towards the northern end of the beach Sandwich Bay is separated from the Isle of Thanet by the River Stour estuary, where the Pegwell Bay nature reserve and salt marsh can be found. These coastal habitats are of very high ecological importance.
It is popular amongst Ramblers, Sun Bathers, Dog Walkers, Fishermen, Kite Flyers, Bird Watchers and Sailors amongst others. This is in part due to it's quiet and secluded location.
Sandwich Bay is a European Bathing Water location and is monitored by the Environment Agency from May to September. The bathing water here typically achieves a high water quality standard.
Sandwich Bay is a private estate and is closed to all visitors for one day annually and other closure days as advertised.
The Bay will be closed to non-residents on Thursday 25th November 2021 and on such other closure days as advertised.
It will also be closed for The Open Golf Championship from Saturday 10th July 2021 until Monday 19th July 2021 inclusive (or until released by the R&A).
There is an admission charge payable to access the estate by motor vehicle. The estate has two entry points (either from Sandwich or Deal). There is a manned toll house on both entrances. Please see the Admission Charges section for details.