Nutborne Marshes LNR
Designated site name: Nutborne Marshes LNR   View map
LNR Type: Rural Type:  Biological
County: WEST SUSSEX Natural England Area Team: Sussex and Kent (LNR)
Other overlapping designations: Chichester and Langstone Harbours Ramsar Chichester and Langstone Harbours SPA Chichester Harbour SSSI Solent Maritime SAC
Date of Declaration: 01/01/1976 Declaring Authority: Chichester District Council
Area (Ha): 386.87 Grid Reference: SU 776 031
Owned By:  Chichester Harbour Conservancy Managed By:  Chichester Harbour Conservancy
Location: Chichester Harbour. PO18
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

The reserve is entirely intertidal or subtidal. It can be overlooked from the shoreline footpath.
Access is from Prinsted ,Nutborne and Chidham.
All three points are in walking distance of the A259.
Bus route 700 between Brighton and Portsmouth.
Trains stop at Southbourne station, 1 km from Prinsted, and Nutbourne station which involves a 2 km walk to the shore.
There is a small amount of roadside car parking at all points.
Wheelchair badge holders only can use a properly surfaced section of path starting from a car park at Cobnor.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: The main habitats are saltmarsh and mudflats
Plants include sea lavender, sea aster, glassworts, cord grass.
Mudflats have an abundance of invertebrates such as ragworm and mud snails and the channels contain fish such as bass, flounders and gobies.
It is a good site for migrating birds such as curlew, grey plover, dunlin. Breeding birds include terns, gulls and waders. Just off the reserve the farmland inside the sea wall supports hundreds of Brent geese in winter. The sea bank supports unusual plants such as sea wormwood. Other wildlife include butterflies and dragonflies.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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