Pegwell Bay Country Park
Pegwell Bay Country Park is a great place to explore, with
wildlife and coastal habitats that are unique to the South East of
England. The park is also the gateway to the National
Address: Sandwich Road, Ramsgate, Kent
Telephone: 01303 266327
Park opening times: 9am to dusk or 9pm
(whichever is earlier)
Closed Christmas day.
Pay and display, Monday - Friday £1.00
Weekends and bank holidays £1.50
For £40 you can enjoy unlimited parking all year with our
Kent Country Parks season
Directions and public transport:
The park is located off the A256 between Sandwich and Ramsgate.
The entrance is just south of Cliffs End.
The nearest train station is Sandwich (5 miles).
View park on the Explore Kent interactive map
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space has well surfaced routes suitable
for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs, and has
no width restricting features, such as stiles or non RADAR
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About the park
Pegwell Bay forms part of the Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National
Nature Reserve. It has stunning views of Sandwich and Deal to the
West and the cliffs of Ramsgate to the East and is a great place
for a bracing walk or cycle ride.
The Nature Reserve is a Ramsar Site of International Importance
and is a wonderful place to explore with lots to see at different
times of the year. In the summer the grass is dotted with wild
flowers such as orchids and broomrapes. In the winter the foreshore
and mudflats attract thousands of wading birds, including dunlin,
sanderling and grey plover. Birds of prey, such as Merlin, can also
be seen at the site. Birdwatchers can use the public bird hide,
which is also accessible for disabled visitors.
With stunning views, a play area, picnic area and mobile
refreshements make this a great day out for all the family.
The surfaced paths and waymarked trails offer visitors the
option of a short stroll or a longer ramble around the park and it
is popular place with dog walkers. There are excellent
opportunities to explore beyond the park using the Public Rights of
Way, especially using the Saxon
Shore Way which passes through the site. A short
walk beyond the Nature Reserve and back towards Ramsgate takes you
to Cliffsend Picnic Site where there is a café (open in the summer
months) and the Viking Ship ‘Hugin’. This ship is a full scale
replica of a Viking ship which sailed from Denmark in 1949 to
celebrate the 1500 anniversary of the invasion of Britain by the