Plan your visit
Nature reserve: open daily, 8am-8pm (or dusk if earlier).
- Free entrance to RSPB members
How to get here
The nearest station is Rochford, 6.6 miles (10.5 km) away from the reserve.
Loftman's Corner, Canewdon, about 2.5 km from reserve entrance - Stephensons Bus Route 60 runs from Southend on Sea. From Loftman's Corner head east away from Canewdon onto Creeksea Ferry Road. Continue along this road onto Island and to reserve entrance.
From Rochford, Essex, take the Ashingdon road until you see the brown tourism signs at Bray's Lane and follow these to RSPB Wallasea Island.
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.
Information for dog owners
Sorry, dogs are not permitted on most of the nature trails, except assistance dogs, due to the sensitive wildlife and habitats here.
We know that the countryside is a dog walking paradise. It’s important to remember the special surroundings here are wonderful havens for rare wildlife. Even if dogs are very well behaved, wildlife can easily become startled by a dog they perceive as a predator.
Disturbing wildlife does more than simply causing it to move away; it uses up their energy, decreasing their chance of survival regardless of season. Thank you for protecting the special wildlife by not exercising your dog on most of the trails here.
Dogs are welcome on the Allfleets Marsh trail as this is a public footpath along the North edge of the site. Please keep to this designated right of way only and keep your dog under close, effective control at all times.
- Dogs die in hot cars, please do not leave your dog in the car when visiting us.
- There are no dog waste bins on the nature reserve, we ask that you please take their waste home with you to dispose of.
Group booking information
Group bookings are accepted. Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more.
Contact Wallasea Island
- RSPB Wallasea Island, Creeksea Ferry Rd, Rochford SS4 2HD
- 01268 498620