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Welcome to the Sandwich Bay website.
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 30th November 2023 and on such other closure days as advertised.
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.