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Sandwich Lakes

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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.


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8.8

Overall rating based on 246 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

 

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The owners where so friendley and helpfull. Brought us mince ... 05/12/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carol K. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The owners where so friendley and helpfull.
    Brought us mince pies and gave us a free coffee.
    Although the site was extremley muddy due to the weather the site owners made things as comfortable as he could and let us park our motorhome right next to the outside decking. Thanks for making our first night back in the uk so nice, The bacon sandwhiches first thing next day were amazing x

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friendly staff, very helpful, will defiantly go back next year 24/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Harry F. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    friendly staff, very helpful, will defiantly go back next year

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    weather

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Very nice stay, relaxing environment. Would recommend 09/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joseph V. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lovely setting, beautiful lakes and countryside, very peaceful walking around fishing lakes. Nice, friendly and helpful staff/owners. Good porta showers and toilets, nice hot shower.

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    Bit muddy. Could do with some gravel on all or some tourer plots. Caravan club should give site new waste disposal points.

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Beautiful lakes, clean toilets and showers, friendly and welcoming staff 27/10/2018

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    Beautiful lakes, clean toilets and showers, friendly and welcoming staff

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Very peaceful good facilities ideal location. 24/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gary B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Very peaceful good facilities ideal location.

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Another great weekend 22/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Erik P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Peacfull cafe pitch made to feel welcome

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great site for those fishing. 16/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    it was very quiet and easy to access.

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    my sat nav took me to another road with the same postcode.

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The quietness and friendly staff 08/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Nathalie L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    The quietness and friendly staff

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Excellent value for money. 02/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Excellent site, very quite, very friendly staff and lovely home cooked food.

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Great three week stay Kevin made us very wellcome fishing ... 01/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Terry M. Confirmed

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    Great three week stay Kevin made us very wellcome fishing the lakes great to
    fish which I enjoyed on several days the pitch was flat and kept clean also
    the meals in the cafe were not bad either three more toilets including a disabled
    were added last week,we hope to return next year .

    Mr T Mccarthy Sept 2018

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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

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Tennis

TV room

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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

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

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Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Bar nearby

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Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Sandwich Ash Road, Sandwich, Kent, England, CT3 2DA
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.2794°N 1.3106°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Deal: South Street Bus Station — 5.7 miles
Ramsgate: Harbour Parade Coach Stop — 6.0 miles
Walmer: Dover Rd Coach Stop — 6.4 miles
Train stations
Sandwich Rail Station — 1.5 miles
Minster Rail Station — 3.5 miles
Deal Rail Station — 5.5 miles
Ferry ports
Ramsgate Ferry Terminal — 5.6 miles
Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal — 10.6 miles
Dover Western Docks Ferry Terminal — 11.2 miles
Airports
Kent International Airport — 5.1 miles
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 27.8 miles

Directions


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 (5.7 miles)
  • Walmer Castle and Gardens (6.7 miles)
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park (7.1 miles)

National Trust

  • South Foreland Lighthouse (10.0 miles)
  • The White Cliffs of Dover (10.3 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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11:30 a.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  8:30 a.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart:  12:30 p.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.

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The remainder is payable on arrival.

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

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