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RSPB Marshside

Features Animals
Marine Drive, Southport, England
+44 1704 226190
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Huge RSPB site

A main road passes through the site as does a side road. Parking is OK near the traffic lights on... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Luton, United Kingdom
On a main road

A scope is preferable here as birds some distance away. The screens are noisy as on a main road but... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Ian S
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“free car park” (6 reviews)
“bird watchers” (7 reviews)
“wading birds” (3 reviews)
Marine Drive, Southport, England
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

A main road passes through the site as does a side road. Parking is OK near the traffic lights on the main road. The car park side leads down to the beach and an area I didn't have time to visit. One crosses the road...More

Thank shark939
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A scope is preferable here as birds some distance away. The screens are noisy as on a main road but there are 2 hides

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Small but good R.S.P. B hide and reserve. Only small but some good photo opportunities can be had. Practically guaranteed to see a good selection of wildfowl including Little Egrets and Avocets.

Thank Gerri H
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Well covered so rarities are readily found. See Facebook groups Southport birders and Ribble Estuary Nature for current sightings

Thank DBC_the_birder
Reviewed 23 August 2017

2 very helpful ladies made our day. Walked around the reserve and saw a whole lot of redshank. Then made for the beach to see the ringed plover. Thank you ladies

Thank barbaravinger
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

It a lovely space to walk around and look at the wildlife. Cycling and running in the area is stunning and the diversity of birds is incredible at the right time of year.

Thank Gareth S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A nice area providing extensive views and a wealth of wildlife, shame about the dogs running off leads.

Thank Seasonedtravellers99
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great time, we spent a good ten minutes reading the board regarding the different types of birds that we could potentially see in the park, then off we went looking for them! I spotted a long tailed song thrush, a common chiffchaff and...More

Thank nick-kim-jackfawcett
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Visited here last week for the first time, free car park, hide across the road and one further along the road. Didn't want to leave, the RSPB guys and ladies were very helpful, pointing out different species and telling us what had been seen. The...More

Thank Cameron431
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Marshside RSPB reserve, along with the huge expanse of salt marsh across the coast road and nearby Hesketh Out Marsh is one of the most important places for wild birds in the country. Vast numbers of wildfowl, geese, ducks, swans and wading birds both reside...More

Thank Chris A H H
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