⚠ Disruptions likely at car park due to cockle fishing. Please take car when entering and exiting the car park. Southport Cockle beds opened on 30 December. Fishermen access the cockle beds on ATVs via Redshank Road accross the saltmarsh from our car park ⚠
This fantastic wetland site is located north of Southport town centre and has some of the best wildlife in the region, with amazing year round viewing opportunities. We have three fantastic trails to follow here, which take you past saltmarsh, pools and right into the estuary itself.
In the summer, you'll spot nesting birds like Avocets and Lapwings, which nest on the islands. Look out for feisty Lapwings chasing predators that come too close to their nests in the spring.
In winter, the skies fill with Pink-footed Geese and Wigeons. On the arrival of a Kestrel or a Peregrine, huge flocks of Golden Plovers, Wigeons and Lapwings rise up, panicking at the predator's arrival.