Parkgate Tidewatch - CANCELLED

Wednesday 8 April to Friday 10 April


Price: Free


A trip to Parkgate makes a great day out at any time of year, but this Easter there's a chance of seeing the awe-inspiring spectacle of a high tide flooding the vast saltmarsh, potentially reaching the old sea wall.

Find us at the Donkey Stand on the promenade where we can show you what's happening on one of the best wetland habitats in the northwest. Although most of the winter visitors will have left the estuary to return to their breeding grounds by now, there will still be some resident birds of prey trying to take advantage of mice and voles flushed from the grasses along with a variety of resident wetland birds seeking shelter from the rising tide, although just witnessing the rare occurrence of the marsh being flooded is impressive in itself.

Award-winning ice cream shops, excellent fish and chips plus a range of other eateries are located nearby for refreshments. Please note the tide height is heavily affected by the weather conditions on the day; low pressure and a westerly wind will help push the tide and wildlife in closer.

There is free public parking at the Old Baths car park (CH64 6RN) at the north end of The Parade, and the Ropewalk car park on Station Road (CH64 6QJ). There are public toilets at Mostyn Square in the middle of The Parade, and a number of pubs and cafes for refreshments and amenities.

Tide times: Wednesday 8 April 10.0m @ 11.09am, Thursday 9 April 10.2m @ 11.52am, Friday 10 April 10.1m @ 12.36pm


Donkey Stand, The Parade (B5135), Parkgate, Neston, Cheshire

Full list of dates

  • Wednesday 8 April 2020
  • Thursday 9 April 2020
  • Friday 10 April 2020

Where is it?

  • Postcode: CH64 6SA
  • County: Cheshire

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