Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve

Sandwich Road, Pegwell Bay, Ramsgate, CT12 5JB

Pegwell Bay

Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve can be found on Sanwich Road about 500 yards south of the Village of Pegwell Bay or about a mile North of the roundabout off Richborough Way.

The entrance has its own centre lane if you're coming from the South, look out for the wooden entrance signs and turn in here.


Parking is a bit tight at Pegwell Bay so there are three options.

1) Onsite - This is Pay & Display. (Currently £2.00 for an all day ticket) which is payable at a machine in either car park. However please don't park in the Red area, this is reserved for race vehicles and other visitors to the park, please park in the Green area, there is space for about 40 cars here. There is an ANPR camera at the location so please don't forget to pay for the parking if you park on site!

2) Off site - there are two free parking options - opposite the Sportsman's Pub and by a garage is a layby with space for about 20 cars or so, this has the advantage also of being a few feet off the route so you'll pass your car twice each lap.

3) The final option is street parking, which is free and essentially unlimited just off Sandwich Road in Pegwell Bay village. It's about a 500 yard walk from the lay by/street parking to the base camp area.


There are toilets on site which are about 25 yards off the route by the base camp area.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Sandwich and that's 4.0 miles away, Minster which is 3.2 miles away (but a pretty small station) or Ramsgate which is 3.6 miles away.

Local Hotels

Premier Inn - Margate (7.0 miles away) - Manston (4.8 miles away)

Travelodge - Ramsgate Seafront (7 miles away) - Margate Westwood (3.3 miles away)

Holiday Inn Express - Ramsgate - Minster (4.8 miles away)

Other hotels in Sanwich area can be found on Trip Advisor here.

Bed and Breakfasts in the Sanwich area can be found on Trip Advisor here.

Camping sites in the area can be found here. (There is no camping or overnight parking allowed at Pegwell Bay)

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