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By train

Bowers Marsh is between Pitsea station and Benfleet station where there are regular services from Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street. From the stations, you can reach the reserve by foot, bike or taxi. Pitsea station is 4 km (2.3 miles) away. From the station exit, turn right at the end of Station Approach and then right down Brackendale Avenue, following the public footpath alongside the railway line until you reach Church Road which you can turn right and walk down to reach the main entrance or follow the footpath to reach the north east public footpath entrance to the reserve.

Alternatively, using the cycle paths, cycle from Pitsea station towards Pitsea and then along the B1464 and follow the brown signs, turn right at Church Road and left at the T junction, follow the road down and you will reach the car park with bicycle racks.

Benfleet station is around 2.3 km (1.7 miles) away.

By bus

The nearest bus stop is on the B1464 on the number 22 Basildon to Canvey bus route. Walk underneath the A13 via the subway and it brings you out on Church Road, go left and walk down the road to the reserve entrance.

By road

From Southend, travel along the A13 towards the M25. Take the A130 Canvey Island exit and at the roundabout follow signs for Pitsea B1464. Drive for less than one mile and then turn left at the mini-roundabout with brown sign. This is Church Road - go left at the next T-junction and follow the road until you reach the reserve entrance and just beyond the car park.

If you're coming from the M25, travel along the A13 and leave at the Pitsea junction. Follow signs for Pitsea, taking the second exit on the first roundabout. Then take the second exit on the second roundabout, straight over the third and turn right at the mini-roundabout with a brown sign. This is Church Road - go left at the next T-junction and follow the road until you reach the reserve entrance and just beyond the car park.

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Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 51.552324,0.530690
  • Grid reference: TQ755867
  • Nearest town: Basildon, Essex
  • County: Essex
  • Country: England

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