If there is one site in Thanet that gets exceptional sunsets, Pegwell Bay is that spot! With its chalk cliffs, salt-water marsh-lands and salt-flats, it certainly is one of Thanet's most unique pieces of coastline.

Part of the bay is a nature reserve, with seashore habitats including mudflats and salt marsh with migrating waders and wildfowl - it is considered to be a nature reserve of international importance. Pegwell Bay is also home to a range of seashore birds and wildlife found nowhere else in East Kent, so if you plan to go, make sure to take a pair of binoculars, or a long lensed camera with you - you may spot something incredible!

And incredible is something I certainly did spot on my last trip to Pegwell Bay. At dusk, hundreds of Lapwings soared across the sky, creating such a beautiful murmuration. Familiar birds of farmlands and wetlands, Lapwings can often be seen wheeling through winter skies in large, black and white flocks. As spring approaches, these flocks get smaller; some birds head back to their continental breeding grounds, and others disperse to breed in the UK.

The salt marshes at Pegwell Bay are of national importance for a reason. It brings in so many different species of birds, feasting off the creatures within the wetlands and salt flats that link to the nearby River Stour. It's a little corner of geological and natural beauty, and I'm so glad to live so close to a beautiful piece of coast.

If there is one site in Thanet that gets exceptional sunsets, Pegwell Bay is that spot! With its chalk cliffs, salt-water marsh-lands and salt-flats, it certainly is one of Thanet's most unique pieces of coastline.

Part of the bay is a nature reserve, with seashore habitats including mudflats and salt marsh with migrating waders and wildfowl - it is considered to be a nature reserve of international importance. Pegwell Bay is also home to a range of seashore birds and wildlife found nowhere else in East Kent, so if you plan to go, make sure to take a pair of binoculars, or a long lensed camera with you - you may spot something incredible!

And incredible is something I certainly did spot on my last trip to Pegwell Bay. At dusk, hundreds of Lapwings soared across the sky, creating such a beautiful murmuration. Familiar birds of farmlands and wetlands, Lapwings can often be seen wheeling through winter skies in large, black and white flocks. As spring approaches, these flocks get smaller; some birds head back to their continental breeding grounds, and others disperse to breed in the UK.

The salt marshes at Pegwell Bay are of national importance for a reason. It brings in so many different species of birds, feasting off the creatures within the wetlands and salt flats that link to the nearby River Stour. It's a little corner of geological and natural beauty, and I'm so glad to live so close to a beautiful piece of coast.

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