Facilities at Bowers Marsh

Full facilities information

No visitor centre.

Car park open daily from 9 am to 5 pm (or dusk if earlier) except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

  • 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.

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.