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Steart Marshes is open all year round and it's free to visit. We have car parks and paths for walkers, wheelchair users, pushchairs, cyclists and horseriders. Find all the information you need to plan your visit here.
Open: all year round: car parks and paths for walkers, mobility scooters, wheelchair users, pushchairs, cyclists and horse riders, subject to a few local restrictions. Parking: The main car park is open all the time, but there is a 2.1m height restriction barrier daily after 4.30pm and before 9am and on Christmas Day. Steart Gate car park has a 2.1m height restriction at all times.
It takes about an hour to walk from the main car park to the breach point. Follow way-marking to new fine-surfaced paths allowing access on foot, some by wheelchair and most by bike. There is also a new circular bridleway. It now forms part of the England Coast Path from Brean Down to Minehead.
Dogs and their owners are very welcome at Steart Marshes. It's a great place for you to enjoy together. However, dogs can pose a risk to wildlife, and occasionally wildlife can pose a risk to your dog. So, we ask that everyone follows a few simple guidelines to help keep visitors, dogs and wildlife, happy and safe. To find out more please read our leaflet.
When visiting with your dog, please:
Look out for and obey the yellow signs, indicating a wildlife sensitive area
Be mindful of other visitors who may not be keen on dogs
Protect the natural environment by taking litter and dog mess away with you - we do not have bins around the reserve
Keep your dog on a lead near livestock and let go if chased
Keep your dog under effective control and out of all water and undergrowth
Thank you. We hope you and your dog enjoy your visit to Steart Marshes.
Hides and toilets: Open 9am – 4.30pm every day except Christmas Day, with a few seasonal extensions to these times. They are accessible for wheelchair users. The screened viewing points are open all year round.
Refreshments: Fancy a cuppa? There is no cafe on site, but it’s an ideal picnic spot so feel free to bring your own refreshments. To purchase provisions nearby, there are shops in the larger local villages and towns. There are no litter bins on site so please take your rubbish home.
The rising tide along the Severn Estuary rapidly covers great distances. Watch this amazing natural process from safe vantage points across the site. The tide washes over the developing areas of saltmarsh an average of 120 times a year, tide levels highlighted in yellow in this table will help you plan your visit. Please note, tides may appear smaller than expected within the Severn. The figures in the table are Above Ordance Datum (AOD) figures rather than Chart Datum (CD) which is a difference of 5.90m.
Download the map and information leaflet here (or pick one up from the main WWT car park)