Facilities at Freiston Shore

Full facilities information

Although we have no visitor centre here, information is provided on arrival via  interpretation boards.

  • 20 spaces
  • 1 Blue Badge space

Please be respectful of other visitor access, our team and our neighbours by not parking on the road, verges or in gateways, as it causes an obstruction for residents and emergency services.

• No lighting in car park
• No height restriction barrier
• Bicycle racks available
• Dogs can die in hot cars, please do not leave your dog in the car when visiting us.

We don't have any toilets here.

We don't have any toilets here.

Refreshments

We don’t have any refreshments available to purchase here.

You are welcome to bring a picnic with you to enjoy on your visit.

For our up to date Covid-19 safety information and requirements on RSPB reserves, click here.

Help keep this place safe and special for wildlife and people by taking your litter home with you. BBQs are a fire risk, endangering other people and the precious wildlife and habitats here. They are not permitted on the reserve at any time. 

 

We don’t have a shop here.


However, all our great RSPB products including our premium bird food and feeders, nestboxes and wildlife homes, our range of binoculars and telescopes and a variety of nature-inspired gifts, can be purchased from our online shop.

 

We don't have any baby changing facilities here.

You are welcome to bring a picnic with you to enjoy on your visit.

For our up to date Covid-19 safety information and requirements on RSPB reserves, click here.

• Our picnic area is located at the car park and we have a number of other benches around the reserve with some lovely views
• 1 picnic table and 1 bench in the picnic area.

Help keep this place safe and special for wildlife and people by taking your litter home with you.

BBQs are a fire risk, endangering other people and the precious wildlife and habitats here. They are not permitted on the reserve at any time.

Pushchair friendly

The level, surfaced paths up to the sea bank, and alongside the grassland, makes Freiston Shore the perfect place for a stroll in nature with a pushchair. You and the little ones can spot waders on the lagoon, or ducks and geese on the fields in winter, whilst enjoying the fresh air and big open Lincolnshire skies.

This service is not available here.

You are welcome to bring your own binoculars or telescope with you if you have them, but please do not share them with those outside your household or bubble.

Looking for a new pair of binoculars or telescope? We’ve got a fantastic range suitable for all needs and budgets. Whether it’s a pair of binoculars for the family to spot nature in your own garden, a telescope to use out birding, or compacts that make seeing wildlife on your summer hikes that little bit extra special, we’ve got something for everyone. Prices start from just £25 with our own popular RSPB series along with another premium brand Viking. Check out our online shop here.

This service is on pause at the moment due to government restrictions during Covid-19. We look forward to starting up our walks again as soon as we can.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, our hides are closed at the moment. Our wildlife and scenery is still able to be viewed from our trails and car park.

Our hides and viewpoints are a great place to spot the special wildlife here and offer outstanding views over Freiston Shore.

We have 2 hides and 2 viewpoints in total. Choose from the hide, seawatching shelter, wetland viewing platform and a reservoir viewing screen.

Our car park and benches overlook saline lagoon.

Our reserve boasts 8 km of trails to help you explore this amazing landscape and the wildlife that calls it home.

We are thrilled to have opened our trails - you’ll notice we’ve made some changes to help keep everyone safe. For our up to date Covid-19 safety information and requirements on RSPB reserves, click here.

• The Lagoon Trail is 1.8 km/1.1 miles long. Allow around 0.75 hours to complete this trail. The route takes you past the brackish lagoon, wet grassland, saltmarsh and managed realignment and includes 1 hides overlooking the lagoon, and a viewpoint overlooking the wet grassland.
• The Grassland Trail is 4.8 km/ 3 miles long. Allow around 2 hours to complete this trail. The route takes you through wet grassland, brackish lagoon and saltmarsh and includes 1 hides overlooking the lagoon and 2 viewpoints overlooking the wet grassland.
• The Realignment Trail is 4.6 km/ 2.9 miles long. Allow around 2 hours to complete this trail. The route takes you past brackish lagoon and saltmarsh.
• We have a Public Rights of Way across the site, running along the top of the inner sea bank.

We have no formal educational facilities here.


To help you go wild at school, check out our fantastic range of resources for teachers here, or take on the Schools’ Wild Challenge here.

We don’t have a play area here, but families are welcome to explore the trails, discovering the variety of wonderful wildlife here.