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This popular reserve on the north Norfolk coast has something for everyone. A walk from the visitor centre down to the sandy beach takes you past reedbeds and shallow lagoons, which are often full of birds. You can sit on benches or watch from spacious, wheelchair-accessible hides. In summer, marsh harriers float over the reeds, where bearded tits nest. On the lagoons are avocets, gulls and terns. In autumn and winter you can see up to 20 species of wading birds and lots of ducks and geese. A well-stocked shop has a wide range of RSPB gifts and books and a large selection of telescopes and binoculars. We have a servery and inside eating area selling a selection of hot and cold food and drinks, as well as snacks and locally-made cakes.
The reserve is open every day of the year. The visitor centre and shop are open daily from 9.30 am to 5 pm (closing at 4 pm from November to February). They're closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The cafe is open daily from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (closing at 4 pm from November to February). It's also closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
There is a charge of £5 per car for non members.
Pond dipping is available for children during the summer holidays. Booking is essential.
Dogs are only permitted on the west bank path, which is a public right of way. They must be kept on a lead and under close control.
Personalise a gift donation to Tichwell Marsh. All of the donation will go to protect this mosaic habitat and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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