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Oare Marshes

An important wetland reserve with a range of bird species.

Of international importance for migratory, overwintering and breeding wetland birds, the reserve consists of grazing marsh (one of a few left in Kent) with freshwater dykes, open water scrapes, reedbed, saltmarsh and seawall.

Nearby nature reserves

Oare Meadow
1 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
South Swale
3 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust
South Blean
7 miles - Kent Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Church Road, Oare
ME13 0QA
Map reference
TR 013 647
Great for...
overwintering birds
spring migrant birds
stunning views
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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Opening Times
Open at all times
81.00 hectares
Environmentally Sensitive Area
Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Protection Areas (SPA)

Located on the south bank of the Swale Sea Channel, 2km (1 1/4 mile) north of Oare Village, near Faversham. Bus 333 operates from Faversham, Sittingbourne and Maidstone to Oare Village 2km. The nearest railway station is Faversham.
Walking information
Stay on circular footpaths, please enjoy visiting the viewing hides.
Car parking is provided opposite the Watch House, near the sea wall at the end of the Harty Ferry Road. For those confined to a car or wheelchair, there is a disabled-only car park 300m from the hide overlooking the East Flood.
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Highlands and other cattle as well as Konik horses.
Reserve manager
Kevin Duvall
Tel: 01622 662012