Marshside RSPB Bird Watching
FREE, but donations to help us continue the work.
There's something for everyone all year round at this delightful coastal reserve.
In the spring you can see brown hares boxing in the fields, while in the early summer you'll spot nesting birds like avocets and lapwings. During the winter months, the skies fill with visiting waterfowl such as pink-footed geese and wigeons, not to mention birds of prey that can set flocks wheeling over the marshes.
We have two hides, a viewing platform and three viewing screens. If you're new to birdwatching, why not come on one of our special event days.
If you are new to birdwatching...Extensive events programme and ABB events take place - all aimed at beginners. Birds all-year and plenty of them.
Information for dog owners: Some access for dogs - please contact reserve for details
The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. Nature is amazing - help us keep it that way.
- Groups accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- On site parking - Free car park (local authority). Bicycle rack at Sandgrounders Hide.
Map & Directions
From Southport, follow coast road north (1.5 miles or 2.5 km from Southport Pier) to small car park by sand works.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest railway stationSouthport Station - follow London Street till it joins Lord Street and then go straight across Lord Street and on down Nevill Street to the Promenade; turn right to follow Marine Lake to its northern end; turn left onto Fairway and then right on to Marine Drive. Reserve begins at Hesketh Road after 0.6 mile (1 km; first turning on right). Total distance 1.8 miles (3 km).Nearest bus stopSouthport (War Memorial, Lord Street) to Crossens via Marshside Road. No.44 every 15 minutes. Get off at Elswick Road junction. Walk north 200 m along Marshside Road to start of reserve.
|Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
|Monday - Sunday||08:30||- 17:00*|