Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, C3, C4 (2007)
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Area: 2,601 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2007 medium favourable low
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Site description (baseline)
The IBA covers Sandwich Bay and the estuary of the River Stour at Pegwell Bay, incorporating a wide range of habitats including rocky coastline, mudflats and shingle-beaches. The site is important for wintering and passage waders and waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.