OS Map ReferenceSH535374
Know before you go
Grazing animalsYes, cattle in autumn and winter.
There is a public footpath that crosses the reserve and dunes, ending on the beach. Other well-trodden permissive paths exist but can be often submerged at times of high rainfall, especially in winter.
Generally flat and sandy, but often submerged at times of high rainfall.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitSpring / Summer
About the reserve
Whilst protected specifically for rare plant species such as variegated horsetail and sharp rush, the reserve is also home to dune specialist invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles. Scrub and willow provide nesting opportunities for spring migrant birds such as chiffchaff, willow warbler, and whitethroat, while ground-nesting species such as oystercatcher and reed bunting find cover in the long grass.