At the Gazen Salts Nature Reserve in Sandwich you can see a rich variety of wildlife in a very tranquil setting including birds, reptiles, and the most conspicuous residents are the foxes and grey squirrels which breed most years. There are also a range of butterflies, water life, and dragonflies. The Gazen Salts in Roman times would have formed the bottom of the Wantsum Channel, a straight of water which divided Kent from the Isle of Thanet. It is from this history the 'Salts' part of the name is derived. Gazen is a corruption of the name of a lease holder of the saltings, John Gason.

Opening Hours
All times - best from dawn to dusk.

Advisory Notes
No dogs allowed.

Picture Credit: © Gazen Salts Nature Reserve.

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