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Marshside RSPB Lancashire

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Lapwings over the fields beside the Sandgrounders Hide, with the iconic gasometer in the distance.
Mike Pennington
Lapwings over the fields beside the Sandgrounders Hide, with the iconic gasometer in the distance.

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Site Details

An area of coastal grassland with freshwater pools on the south side of the Ribble Estuary.

Contact Details

Telephone: 01704 233003

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Additional Site Details


2km north of Southport on Marine Drive. Follow Marine Drive north from Southport seafront. From Preston, take third exit from The Plough roundabout.


Access open. Hides open 08:30-17:00. No charges. Trail and hides wheelchair-friendly.


Free at junction of Marine Drive and Marshide Road by Sand-works.


Two hides, two viewing screens and one viewing platform.

Key Areas / Routes

Hides. Hesketh Road junction for high tide waders. Crossens end for spring-tide waders and owl and harriers. Public footpaths and reserve trails encircle the site.

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