East Coast Nature Reserve
The Sat Nav Co-ordinates are 53.070501, -6.043157
East Coast Nature Reserve is a protected area managed by Bird Watch Ireland.
The reserve is located near the village of Newcastle in County Wicklow. In Newcastle you take the turn for the beach and this leads you to the reserve. You can usually park on the road outside and access is through two gates with slide locks. Please close the gates after you!
There are two bird hides in the reserve and several tracks and trails.
If you keep on going past the entrance to the bird reserve you come to the railway line. You can cross the line (carefully) onto a track along the beach which is always good for Little Terns in Summer.
The path goes in both directions along the stone beach where Ringed Plovers nest in Summer. The wetlands inland from the beach are good in winter for ducks, geese and waders.