Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust

For more than sixty years, Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust has been protecting and developing an area of outstanding importance for the conservation of birds and other wildlife here on the Kent coast.

A purpose-built field centre provides a base for guided walks on the nature reserves. There is also a programme of talks, educational and social activities for members and visitors, and a well-stocked shop is open daily for gifts, binoculars, bird seed and snacks.

Self-catering accommodation is available at the Field Centre for long or short breaks. (

Our disabled-friendly hide enables visitors to watch wildlife on our wetland ‘scrape’, and sometimes birds can be seen at very close quarters in the Ringing Room, where migrating birds are monitored.

We welcome visitors and new members of all ages. 


Guilford Road
Sandwich Bay
CT13 9PF

Entry Price

Adults: Free (Sandwich Bay Toll Road: £1 may be payable for access to Bird Observatory only)