Pegwell Bay is located in Ramsgate in the East Kent. The Bay is a shallow inlet, surrounded by a large stretch of sea cliffs & is considered a nature reserve of international importance. Pegwell Bay has a variety of seashore habitats including estuaries, mudflats & salt marshes with migrating waders and wildfowl. The water in the Bay can be very muddy, but is lovely and warm in the summer as it is very shallow.
How to get there:
On the main road from Sandwich to Ramsgate in the village of Cliffsend.
Petrol station where you park up, and a pub opposite.
Be very wary around low tide as the bay is very shallow, and there is sinking mud in the mouth of the river. Be cautious of speedbouts in the mouth of the river, they sometimes use it to turn when pulling wake boarders.
Ins and Outs:
Park up next to the petrol station opposite The Spotsman pub in Cliffsend. From there you will be able to carry or drag your kayak across the mud flats. Head right towards the nature reserve you will soon see the mouth of the river.
As long as you don’t mind getting a bit muddy it is well worth the trip.
Head out across the bay and into the estuary of the River Stour, about 200 yards up on the right hab=nd bank you will see plenty of seals. They are quite friendly and will come quite close if you stay still.