Facilities at Bowers Marsh

Full facilities information

No visitor centre.

Open daily, 9am-5pm (or dusk if earlier). 

  • 119 spaces
  • 2 Blue Badge spaces
  • There's a height barrier at 2.2 m.
  • 6 bike racks.
  • No lighting.

The nearest public toilets can be found at Benfleet train station.

The nearest public toilets can be found at Benfleet train station.

Refreshments

No cafe facilities on-site.

No shop facilities on-site.

  • Two picnic areas, one near the car park and one on the Wetland trail near to the saline lagoon.
  • All benches have a 50 cm gap of (20 inches) to allow space for a wheelchair.
  • Visitors are welcome to consume their own food and drink here.

We don't offer this service here, but you can view our exciting range of optics on our online shop. 

We don't offer this service here

Three viewing points.

  • Three suggested nature trails - 1 km Hedgerow Stroll, 2 km Lapwing Trail and the 5 km Wetland Trail.
  • Not all paths are pushchair and wheelchair friendly at present.
  • The Thames Estuary Path runs through this reserve.