Part of the RSPB South Essex Reserves, it's a network of wet and dry grassland, reed beds, lagoons, saltmarsh, and scrub... so there’s always something different to see.

We manage the wetlands and grasslands so that waders and wildfowl can make a good home here. The ditch networks and meadows are full of buzzing insects, colourful flowers and many important protected species, like Water Voles and reptiles.

With 6.5 km of visitor access, full of hedgerows and grassland, and wildlife viewpoints for nature spotting, you can watch over the various waters to spot all sorts of waders and waterfowl, from Egrets to Redshanks.

**Please note: Between September and end of December, livestock grazing will be present restricting access to the sea wall and Pantiles viewpoint**

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