Facilities at Stour Estuary

Full facilities information

Visitor centre

There is no visitor centre, but you can find an information point in the car park.

Car park

Locked from 7pm (or dusk, whichever is earlier) until 6am.

  • 30 spaces
  • Signposted off the B1352 Manningtree to Harwich Road.
  • Three cycle racks.
  • Height restriction barrier of 2 m.
  • Alternative parking by roadside May reach capacity during Easter and autumn holidays.
Toilets

Nearest public toilets in Manningtree or Harwich, 4 miles (6 km) in either direction.

Accessible toilets

Nearest public toilets in Manningtree or Harwich, 4 miles (6 km) in either direction.

Refreshments

There is no cafe facility on the reserve.

Shop

Small shop in Wrabness, near the railway station with a larger selection in Manningtree or Harwich.

Picnic area

Two picnic tables, with some space between benches.

Viewing point
  • Two bird hides.
  • The estuary is also viewable from public footpaths and from a vehicle from a number of lay-bys.
Nature trails