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A sand dune "spit" that lies on the western side of the estuary right at the mouth of the river. Regularly attracts around 180 to 190 species per year with August to mid March the best time. There is a bird hide but this requires an approx 20min walk across soft sand. Visit close to high tide for the best views. Species – Winter for Divers, Slavonian grebes, Grey plover, Dunlin, Bar-tailed godwit, Brent Geese, Scoter and Wigeon. Summer – Terns, Skua, warblers & wild flowers.  

The Warren is a roosting site so restrictions apply to access to parts of the beach at certain times. Contact the Rangers for details. Boat landing is restricted on the Soft Sand Bay area from 1st April – 4th September. Contact the Rangers for details




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