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Sandwich Lakes

9.2
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General

  • Quiet site in the grounds of a coarse fishery a mile from Sandwich
  • 10 miles from Canterbury and Howletts Wild Animal Park
  • Great fishing on site, with six well-stocked lakes

Sandwich Lakes is a small quiet site in the grounds of a coarse fishery a mile from the centre of Sandwich.

As you might imagine, this is a top spot to settle in if you're into fishing, as the fishery has six lakes stocked with perch, tench, bream, roach and rudd. You can also fish for common and mirror carp: whoppers of up to 35lb have been recorded here (not to mention all the ones that got away...). A tackle and bait shop along with rod hire takes care of the practical side.

The on-site café serves hot meals and snacks all day from early morning to early evening. Supermarkets for stocking up are a 15-minute drive away in Sandwich, along with a brimming catch of pubs, cafés and restaurants for when you fancy something more substantial.

While you're in Sandwich, the Secret Gardens a well worth snooping round too... three and a half acres of lush greenery around a Georgian manor house created in 1911, they're just the ticket for cool walks on hot days, especially when topped off with cream teas.

Please note

There are currently no shower blocks available due to ongoing works but toilets are available by the café and main lodge.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 320 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  73% described as Peaceful ?

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Liked everything about this place. Friendly and helpful staff couldn’t …10/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlee d.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Liked everything about this place. Friendly and helpful staff couldn’t do enough for you , Great Lakes and good location. We’re just upgrading shower facilities when we were there so we’re out of use but looks like they’re always trying to add and improve to the site , will definitely return.

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showers being done up. Didn’t effect us. Only there one night03/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDonna L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Every thing

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Not a site we will be returning to unfortunately.28/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location - plenty of attractions in the local area. We visited Dover castle, the Horby museum and the Spitfire & Hurricane museum. All highly recommended.

    Disliked: 

    This site was completely waterlogged. There weren't many people staying which was lucky as all the units had to park on the road. Obviously the owner cannot be accountable for the weather but perhaps this site should be closed until later in the year when the land has had a chance to dry out.
    The owner was in the process of constructing new facilities but the old facilities had been taken out of service first, which meant there were no facilities on site at all. The elsan point is little more than a hole in the ground, so not particularly hygenic.
    Other than the fishing lakes there was little else on this site.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review. Due to the recent weather our grass pitches are not in use. However we are using hardstandings for bookings.
Our facilities are currently being upgraded and will be complete for the season ahead. We have toilets with wash basins at our waterside cafe onsite. We do advise this on booking.

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No problems at all23/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJamie G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice place nice fishing nice people

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Decent price for minimal service21/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Decent price for minimal service

    Disliked: 

    Shower block was still unfinished. Cafe wasn’t open that we noticed. Poor weather meant pitches were too soft, so everyone was on the road. This meant our water hose would not reach.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review. Our toilet and shower facilities are currently being upgraded. Everyone is advised this on booking. We expect these to be completed in the next couple of weeks ready for the season ahead.
Our waterside cafe is open everyday from 7am TIL 6pm serving breakfast and lunch.
With the current weather conditions we are using hardstanding for bookings.

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Beautiful site and really lovely staff.20/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Friendliness of the staff

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Friendly and informal atmosphere- even though they weren't really set …14/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDamian M.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Friendly and informal atmosphere- even though they weren't really set up for the amount of caravans there, they made room for us.
    Nice and quiet with no real ''amenities'', just a nice view.
    Really easy to get to, hope it stays as laid back, as I would definitely go back.

    Disliked: 

    There weren't any showers available as they were in the process of upgrading the shower block but it didn't matter that much in the end!

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Easy access to site and pitches.10/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomYvonne P.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very nice owner Kevin.. we had trouble with the weather and he has been very helpful. Been before and will be going again.

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The peace and quiet at this time of the year.25/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIAN P.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The peace and quiet at this time of the year.

    Disliked: 

    Th ey are rebuilding the toilet/shower block which was unavailable to us. I did have an email from them informing us that this would be happening so I could have cancelled if it was a problem.

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The location, close enough to cycle to the town and …30/12/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAshleigh R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The location, close enough to cycle to the town and to drive to Canterbury.
    Friendly, welcoming staff

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Sandwich Ash Road, Sandwich, Kent, England, CT3 2DA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.2792°N 1.3219°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Deal: South Street Bus Station — 5.3 miles
Ramsgate: Harbour Parade Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
Walmer: Dover Rd Coach Stop — 6.2 miles
Train stations
Sandwich Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Minster Rail Station — 3.5 miles
Deal Rail Station — 5.1 miles
Ferry ports
Ramsgate Ferry Terminal — 5.2 miles
Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 10.6 miles
Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 11.2 miles
Airports
Kent International Airport — 4.9 miles
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 28.1 miles

Directions


The entrance is directly off the A257 – look for the brown tourism signs marking the entrance to Sandwich Lakes. Do not follow your sat nav to east street as this is a no through road.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

You're never too far from the coast in Kent, and a 10-minute trip takes you to the Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve for walking trails and wildlife spotting. Ramsgate (15 minutes' drive) has a rich amount to offer, with a sandy beach, seal spotting and fishing trips from the harbour, and a maritime museum.

If you're hankering after some more history, Richborough (five minutes) has a well-preserved Roman fort and amphitheatre. A minute from the site, meanwhile, the White Mill Rural Heritage Centre is far more than a striking building to photograph; the exhibits and outhouses of this preserved 19th-century smock mill record a whole vanished way of Kentish country life. For cobbled lanes and cathedral tours, Canterbury is 20 minutes away.

After that, connect with your wild side at Howletts Wild Animal Park (20 minutes), a conservation project rather than a zoo which houses and protects the future of 400 species, many of them endangered. After hanging with the elephant herds and greeting the baby rhinos, Dreamland Margate (also 20 minutes) makes you feel like you've stepped into another universe, with traditional fairground rides and amusements bringing the former days of seaside entertainment back to life with a whoop.

Must see

  • Deal Castle (5.4 miles)
  • Walmer Castle and Gardens (6.4 miles)
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park (7.6 miles)

National Trust

  • South Foreland Lighthouse (9.8 miles)
  • The White Cliffs of Dover (10.2 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Sandwich Lakes cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Sandwich Lakes have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Sandwich Lakes dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Sandwich Lakes? You're never too far from the coast in Kent, and a 10-minute trip takes you to the Sandwich and Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve for walking trails and wildlife spotting. Ramsgate (15 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Sandwich Lakes?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Sandwich Lakes? From £16 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Additional terms

There are currently no shower blocks available due to ongoing works but toilets are available by the café and main lodge.

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