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“Great place to walk with excellent views of the bay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve

Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve
Ranked #6 of 52 things to do in Ramsgate
Certificate of Excellence
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Dover, United Kingdom
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486 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“Great place to walk with excellent views of the bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

I love how close you can get to the sea from a safe path. The efforts being made to keep the place as a reserve are admirable which is why it's fenced in I guess. I never have much luck bird watching here and it's definitely worth getting a tide check and going at low tide when there are more waders. The countryside is very bleak and the whole area really seems unloved and rather abused. It makes the walks more fun as thesis nature at its rawest. When its wet and windy this is a challenge but sill worth a punt.

Visited August 2013
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English first
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“All fenced in”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

This used to be a place where you could take the children and dogs and have an adventure roaming freely around. It is now all fenced in and you are herded about on pathways - very disappointed how this has evolved over the years. Yes you may see some ponies and yes it is a good place to see some estuary birds but the wildness has gone - remember this used to be the local rubbish tip 40 years ago!

Visited June 2013
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“A nature-lover's delight.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

This nature reserve is a lovely place to visit if you wish to observe the many species of wild fowl who regularly visit. There are also many other examples of flora and fauna to be studied, too. It's a lovely place to walk your dogs, too. There are a variety of different walks, and also a small café and picnic area, too. If you are going to attempt a walk, make sure you wear comfortable shoes, and in winter, it gets VERY cold, so wrap up warm.

Visited October 2012
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Nice peaceful ideal for all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Would recommend beautiful interesting a lovely family day out! Take a picnic and some binoculars see the insects and birds whilst enjoying the beauty of nature!

Visited September 2012
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“wildlife in plenty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Nature Reserve has a variety of walks and the wild fowl that can be seen is rather splendid.
Picnic area & just along the road is a small cafe .

Visited July 2013
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