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Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory

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Well worth a visit

A great reserve, with fantastic volunteers. Well worth a visit and a donation for all the hard work... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Margate, United Kingdom
Basic, friendly and cheap place for sleep, rest and study

Basic self catering accommodation at a splendid bird observatory. Well equipped kitchen, clean... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Eeklo, Belgium
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17 Apr 2018
“Well worth a visit”
21 Aug 2017
“Basic, friendly and cheap place for sleep, rest and study”
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Guilford Road | Sandwich Bay, Sandwich, Kent, Sandwich CT13 9PF, England
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A great reserve, with fantastic volunteers. Well worth a visit and a donation for all the hard work that has gone into this reserve. Well done!

Thank 1976TP
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Basic self catering accommodation at a splendid bird observatory. Well equipped kitchen, clean rooms and clean shared bathrooms. Free parking, terrace, lots of information about the nature in and around Sandwich. Great region for walking, cycling and bird watch.

Thank Benonie
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Our family of five cycled from Canterbury to Sandwich. Accommodation was basic, but the scenery and amusement for our kids was fantastic! Looking for shells at the see, joining the ringing of birds in the morning and meeting lots of people who know all about...More

1  Thank pfvermolen
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We went to Sandwich Bay Bird to walk with our kids and watch the birds. The people were friendly and we could look at the ringing of 3 birds. That was very nice to see! Thank you.

Thank Teunitha P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Visited this out of the way reserve today. Were met by very welcoming and helpful volunteers who gave us a map and showed us how to get to the hide and wooded areas. A very lovely reserve. It costs £7 to use the toll road...More

Thank shamwo
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Amazing place to visit if your a keen bird watcher. Plenty to see in the wooded area as well as the scrape where you will find a good variety of ducks, geese and the occasional Peregrine Falcon. Superb shop with plenty to look at and...More

Thank kentcoastimages
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A great place to learn about different aspects of nature. From learning how to identify birds, insects and plants to the natural history of the area. I have been a member for quite a while and am still learning. There are lots of activities including...More

Thank RonHCox
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Four of us who are amateur birdwatchers decided to visit the SBBO a site I've never visited before but always meant to visit for years, it is on private land so you go through a toll, if you're visiting the SBBO it only costs a...More

Thank Perek24
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Visited yesterday for the first time with the hope of seeing a short eared owl and I wasn't disappointed....Had a beautiful walk, saw lots of birds and met some lovely volunteers. Would highly recommend it (it's free to go there and don't get put off...More

Thank 368charlottef
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Great place to spend a few hours, even if youre not a dedicated twitcher. Lots to see and do and the area around Sandwich Bay has lots going for it.

Thank Rob H
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