Plan your visit
Open at all times.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Car park cost
How to get here
The nearest railway station is Chichester, 7 miles away. Buses run from there.
If walking/cycling, turn south over the level crossing down Stockbridge Road for approximately 100m then turn left into Canal Basin. Immediately to the right is the canal path which is the start of Route 88 and ends at Pagham Harbour Visitor Centre. You can walk from there by public footpath to Medmerry reserve (1.8 miles).
The bus station is 2 minutes' walk from the train station. The 51 service from Chichester Bus Station to Selsey stops outside Pagham Harbour Visitor Centre. From here you can access Medmerry by public footpath (1.8miles). The 52 Witterings service stops at the end of Clappers Lane, from there walk along Clappers Lane to Earnley Church where the reserve is signposted (0.7miles).
Route 88 from Chichester ends at Pagham Harbour visitor centre (8 miles). From there the Medmerry Cycle Link connects the Pagham Harbour and Medmerry reserves (1.8 miles).
From the A27 at Chichester, take the A286 south towards The Witterings for 3.9miles and then the B2198 to Bracklesham. After 1.8miles turn left into Clappers Lane – the reserve is signposted at the end of the lane.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Group booking information
Groups are very welcome to visit the nature reserve. However there is no coach parking available and car parking is very limited. With this in mind we ask that groups liaise with us in advance by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 01243 641508 so we can help ensure that you get the most out of your visit. We may also be able to offer guided walks.
Schools booking information
School visits to Medmerry are curriculum-linked, hands-on and fun. We provide all equipment – children only need to bring suitable clothing, drinks and packed lunches.
Our secondary programmes are customisable to suit your requirements and are designed to take all day:
- KS3 Geography - Fieldwork
- KS4 Geography - Coastal Landscapes and Management
- KS5 Geography - Coasts
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- RSPB Medmerry, Selsey Road, Sidlesham, West Sussex, PO20 7NE
- 01243 641508