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RSPB Marshside

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A tranquil space to see wildlife

September is the best time to see an abundance of wildfowl. Well kept hides on a modest site give... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A good welcome

I dropped in there on a Sunday morning. The warden, recognising me as a non regular visitor, was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“free car park”(6 reviews)
“bird watching”(4 reviews)
“wading birds”(3 reviews)
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Marine Drive, Southport, England
+44 1704 226190
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

September is the best time to see an abundance of wildfowl. Well kept hides on a modest site give great views of avocet, godwits and wigeon. Enjoyed my visit immensely.

Thank T J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dropped in there on a Sunday morning. The warden, recognising me as a non regular visitor, was very helpful and also told me about other reserves of interest in the area, including when to visit / what to see. As I was leaving town...More

Thank Andrew2782017
Reviewed 1 August 2018

A lovely spot to visit on the coastline of Southport. Good parking and easy access to this site provide an opportunity to see the varied birdlife. Curlews ,waders,Greylag geese,Red Shank, Dunling, Blacktailed Godwit,Gadwall and Widgeon to name but a few. There is usually a very...More

Thank valerie b
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Binoculars a necessity as the birds were quite a distance from the parking lot. Limited parking but peaceful.

Thank sandra s
Reviewed 15 July 2018

There are two hides that offer great views of the inner marsh to see plenty of geese, wading and plenty other visiting birds. I am only a very interested onlooker but this does attract plenty of 'twitchers' as there is a lot to see here...More

Thank 09april52
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I went for a walk round the the sea wall and had a look at the birds I saw little egrets geese moor hens ducks and also some hares it's a great place

Thank Maud L
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Come here and enjoy the view and birds. It's a really great area for a stroll even if you're not interested in birds.

Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Always love to go to Marshside in the Spring because the avocets come to nest and you can take photographs from the hide successfully. Gulls, avocets and godwits are mainly seen but I have photographed herons and egrets there. Varieties of duck are seen and...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great reserve to see water birds including Avocets, Lapwings and Godwits. There are two hides and a few viewing points along the roadway. The road is busy but the hides are peaceful and provide a great vista. There is a small car...More

Thank Kath M
Reviewed 12 April 2018

An excellent place to view many different ducks, geese, waders and other birds. Parking, toilets, information.

Thank TarkanFan
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Gemma M
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Response from Carol T | Reviewed this property |
The car park is down the road a bit but you can park right opposite if you have a disabled parking badge. If you haven’t it would still be ok I think, there’s space there for 3 cars. Anyway you can still park in the car park... More