Sandwich Bay

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At high tide it's a rough shingle beach which goes to soft sand 2 hours after high tide. The beach runs north/south and is 2km long (north end restricted as it's a bird sanctuary). Low tide unlimited space and no crowds, high tide good space but some spiny plants.

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Getting there

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Nearest airport:
London Gatwick
Nearest big city:
London
Nearest town:
Sandwich
Trip from town:
short
Access:
immediate
Directions:

Head for Dover, then southeast and then pick up signs for Sandwich. The beach is approached through a private estate, cars cost £3-5 but this keeps people down. Car parks are plenty, but beware shingle may trap cars.


Kite beach:

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Level required:
all
Best style:
freestyle
bump & jump
Watersports:
kitesurf
windsurf
Spot type:
beach
Shore:
pebbles
Bottom:
sand with rocks
Crowd:
almost desert
Hazards:
Facilities:
toilets
parking
Beach rules:

The North end is a bird sanctuary, do not enter. Private estate £3-5 per car.

Weather:
The beach open all year, water temp drops in the winter (shallow English Channel). Shorty in summer, 5/3 wetsuit in winter.
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Wind conditions

Dominant winds:
SW
W
Respect to shore:
Best direction:
N
NE
E
SE
S
Wind strenght [Bf]:
Blowing at:
Best season:
[70% >= 4bf]
Medium season:
[45-70% >= 4bf]
Wind details:

Works on N, S ,NE, SE, E wind. Offers a beach when the prevailing SW/W winds are not about. Suffers early morning and evening glass offs.


On the water

Water quality:
clean
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Water details:
The water is generally flat with lots of space. At high tide the water is deep, but 2 hours after high tide it's shallow to the horizon.

When is flat

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