Sandbanks in the Kromme River Estuary

(Walk on Shore Road towards The Cove)

Sandbanks are the place to see waders and terns. Some can be seen all year round but most of them are summer visitors.


Waders are seen feeding whilst walking around on the muddy flats at low tide. The lengths of their bills differ according to the type of food they eat. This allows them to feed close together without competing.


Terns fish for their food and are often seen in large, active, fast-turning flocks.

Groups of them regularly rest on the sandy banks amongst the waders.

Look out for the other bird species that frequent this area.