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.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2021.