Our Area

We are very proud of our locally owned independent practice. Our team all come from the area surrounding Eastry and Beacon View is within easy reach of Sandwich, Deal and Dover.

A Local Vet

The Beacon View Veterinary Surgery is located just a few minutes drive from the centre of Sandwich, in Eastry High Street. We are very proud to call Sandwich and the surrounding villages of Ash and Eastry our home.

If you are looking for a vet in Sandwich please do come and see our newly refurbished, modern surgery. We would welcome the opportunity to give you a guided tour of our facilities; including the spacious reception with separate cat and dog zones, large comfortable consulting spaces, and our new surgery suite filled with the latest equipment. You can read more about our facilities here.

What we do

We are all actively involved in the local community, and enjoy getting to know you and your pets. At Beacon View Vets you will always get to see a vet or nurse who knows you and understands your animal’s history.

Out of hours advice is a service that isn’t readily accessible to pet owners in Sandwich, and we understand how important this service can be for pet owners. That's why we have launched Beacon View Live, using this service allows you to video chat with a vet, even after our doors have closed for the day.

We are always happy to chat about all thing’s pets, so if you have any questions please contact us.


Dog walks in Sandwich

Sandwich Bay

Sandwich, Eastry and Ash are all located in the midst of some fantastic countryside and coastline. One of our favourite dog walks in Sandwich is to start on the lively river banks in Sandwich before making our way out towards the beaches at Sandwich Bay.

Sandwich, one of the historic Cinque Ports and principle British seaport in the 16th Century, is a fantastic town offering an abundance of history and quaint streets to explore. The Quayside has plenty of parking, toilets and ice cream van. If you fancy a hot drink before your walk, The Salutation has a coffee shop located in its gardens. If you follow the public footpath that runs along the river banks you will soon head off across the famous Royal St George golf course, venue of The Open Championship, and into Sandwich Bay. The beach at Sandwich Bay is dog friendly and mainly shingle, although there are some stretches of sand at low tide.

Dog enjoying canicross with vet along the banks in Sandwich

Once you have enjoyed the views out to sea and the stunning quiet beach you can head back towards Sandwich, across the sand dunes and salt marshes. Any wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the many species of migrating birds that can be seen. The Sandwich Bird Observatory Trust Field Centre is open daily and a great place to find more information about rarer sightings. Continuing from the observatory the route meanders through the Sandwich Site of Special Scientific Interest and through arable fields. You will then leave the fields and head back into town along the historic streets and back to the car park at the Quay.

The Ash countryside

A favourite walk of Claire’s, especially when we have friends visiting is to enjoy the beautiful countryside around Ash and finish for lunch at The Chequer Inn. This pub was recently purchased by the community and reopened to great excitement. The Chequers is very dog friendly, and they have some fantastic food and drink on offer. If you are looking for a lighter bite then Juliet’s Cafe offers delicious breakfasts with incredible ‘Zero Mile Eggs’ from the high welfare chickens that you can see in the field.

There are many miles of footpaths to explore to the South of Ash. A great place to start is by heading down Pudding Lane towards Jack Foat's Land, from there you can enjoy a walk in the several interconnecting grassy fields, and then head off down one of the many footpaths.

An enjoyable route is to walk further South towards Staple where you can also visit Barnsole Vineyard, who make some amazing wine (they do some particularly good reds!). The Black Pig pub is also located in Staple and you can sip on a warming drink in front of the fire in the winter to refuel before heading back to Ash.

Enjoying the views on a dog walk in Ash near Sandwich
The beautiful country side around Ash and Sandwich

Dog walks in Eastry

Eastry is home to the Beacon View Vets and there are many miles of footpaths criss-crossing the surrounding countryside for you to explore should you wish to, before or after an appointment.

For a quick walk Eastry Picnic site is a great place to head to. It has ample parking and is dog friendly. You can either stop off on the way to the Surgery or walk there from village centre. It is also a short distance from the White Cliffs Country Trail, which links the towns of Dover, Deal and Sandwich, this also includes a loop from Sandwich to Northbourne via Eastry. By adding on a section of the White Cliffs Country Trail you can create an extended walk, perhaps enjoying the Eastry picnic site for a spot of lunch.

Speaking of lunch there is the fantastic Infinitea in the town which you can visit for a slice of cake and a hot drink, or the Five Bells Public House for something a little stronger.

A different route to try is the “Eastry Loop”, this is around a 3 hour loop that heads from the centre of Eastry out towards Heronden and Tickenhurst, before continuing to Chillenden and then looping back to Eastry. It’s all dog friendly and reasonably easy going through the beautiful fields and countryside around Eastry. If you need a break on route you can stop at the highly regarded Griffins Head pub for refreshments.

Walking dogs near Beacon View Vets in Eastry

Pet events in Sandwich & Eastry

An event to keep an eye out for in the Sandwich calendar is the Futures For Dog’s dog show. The show raises valuable funds for the charity so it can continue its good work finding loving homes for rescue dogs.

You can find the show on the Sandwich Quay at the end of August or early September. It’s a fun and friendly dog show open to everyone, with some great categories to enter. There are also a range of stalls to browse. Claire had the honour of judging some classes at the last show.

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