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Accessibility

This is a Summary Access Statement. A full access statement is available to download from this page.

Before you visit

  • Entry to the reserve and the hides is free. Parking charges apply for non-members. Free parking for carer or essential companion with disabled visitor
  • The visitor centre and shop are open daily from 9.30 am to 5 pm (November to February closes at 4 pm) except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The cafe is open daily from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (November to February closes 4 pm) except Christmas Day and Boxing Day
  • Registered Assistance Dogs welcome. Other 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
  • Two pushed wheelchairs for hire free of charge
  • Check accessibility for events and activities.

How to get here

  • King's Lynn Railway Station is 22 miles (35 km away) 
  • Bus stop outside the reserve.

Car parking 

  • Eight Blue Badge spaces 130 metres from visitor centre entrance
  • 120 spaces and a short walk along a gravel path from the visitor centre
  • Surface is bonded gravel
  • No lighting
  • No formal drop off point
  • No height restriction

Visitor centre and shop

Entry by double doors and a shallow slope. There is an entrance at the front and back to the visitor centre - both have shallow slopes. The entrance doors are manual, outward-opening light doors without a threshold.

Level, tiled floor throughout. No seating. Good lighting. Magnifying glasses, pens and paper available. Binoculars hire. Small children’s binoculars free hire. Information displayed in clear print format. Staff available to assist. Shop is in the visitor centre. Level throughout. Some tall or deep displays. Staff available to assist.

Nature trails

Three signposted trails. Mostly flat, boardwalks and rolled sand and gravel surface. A short, steep slope over the sea defence bank near the beach; with a rougher path leading to a boardwalk to the beach viewing platform.

Viewing facilities

Four hides. Ramp or slope access with a mix of large windows or solid wood viewing slots which require opening – can be difficult as they are stiff. The new Parrinder Hides are spacious modern and all level throughout. The beach viewing platform at the end of the West Bank Path is on a raised wooden platform often covered with sand due to erosion of the dunes which can make access difficult. We are currently investigating ways to improve the situation.

Toilets and baby changing facilities

A unisex accessible toilet in the main toilet block near car park 200 metres from the visitor centre.

Catering

Café serving hot and cold food and drinks, snacks and locally-made cakes. Step-free entry. Level throughout. Non-slip flooring. Colour-contrasted crockery. Staff available to assist. Nearest accessible toilet is 200 m from café in the car park.

Picnic area

Two picnic areas, five tables and one bench outside the visitor centre one bench with all tables having wheelchair spaces. 60m from the visitor centre toward the car park is a second picnic area with four benches and three tables with space for wheelchair access. Visitors are welcome to consume their own food and drink here.

Education facilities

No dedicated provision

Help us improve accessibility by sending feedback to the Site Manager.

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