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Nature Reserve, free entry

RSPB Wallasea Island

RSPB Wallasea Island

Contact

Rachel Fancy - Warden, Wallasea Island &

01268 498620

Address

Grapnells Farm,
Creeksea Ferry Road,
Rochford,
Essex,
SS4 2HD

Details

The aim of this project is to combat the threats from climate change and coastal flooding by recreating the ancient wetland landscape of mudflats and saltmarsh, lagoons and pasture. It will also help to compensate for the loss of such tidal habitats elsewhere in England.

Once completed, this will provide a haven for a wonderful array of nationally and internationally important wildlife and an amazing place for the local community, and those from further afield, to come and enjoy.

Although the reserve is planned to be in development until around 2025, you're welcome to come along and view the progress as each phase comes to life and the marshland naturally regenerates. The current sea wall access along the Allfleets Marsh Trail sea wall is a wonderful place to come to relax and enjoy, whether for walking, cycling, birdwatching, painting, photography or simply taking in the sea air.

Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for groups

Currently we have a bike shelter which also displays posters and information on upcoming events and about RSPB Wallasea Island. Benches are present at several points about the site along. At this time we do not have any amenities or visitor facilities at the site.

Opening details

Car park is open daily, 8:00 – 21:00 (or dusk if earlier)
Access to the sea wall is available at all times

Prices

Free entry

There are charges for events, but entry onto the reserves is free.

Also at this Venue

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 941946  Lat: 51.61675 Long: 0.80228

By train
Rochford, 6.6 miles (10.5 km) away

By bus
Canewdon, about three miles (4.8 km) from reserve - Stephensons Bus Route 60 runs from Southend on Sea. From the village Head east on High St toward Gays Lane. Continue onto Lambourne Hall Road. Continue onto Creeksea Ferry Road. Turn right to stay on Creeksea Ferry Road. Turn left.

By road
From Rochford, Essex, take the Ashingdon road until you see the brown tourism signs at Bray's Lane and follow these to the RSPB Wallasea Island Wild Coast. There are some designated disabled parking bays

Sat nav POI file
If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Other ways to get to the reserve
By Ferry from Burnham on Crouch: The scheduled ferry service between Wallasea and Burnham runs six days a week (not Wednesday) between 10.00 and 17.00. It is operated as an 'on demand' service by phoning 07704 060482. Please see www.burnhamferry.co.uk for full details.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups

Currently we have a bike shelter which also displays posters and information on upcoming events and about RSPB Wallasea Island. Benches are present at several points about the site along. At this time we do not have any amenities or visitor facilities at the site.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis grass