Facilities & access


  • Parking - car parks on Northey Island (by appointment only, National Trust members free and non-members £2 (included in entry fee); Maldon High Street (pay & display), 70p per hour; Marine Parade Recreation Ground (pay & display), 70p per hour
  • Dogs – permitted on leads only due to ground nesting birds and overwintering wildfowl
  • Toilets - on the side of Northey House in the centre of the island
  • Picnic areas - benches and a picnic table are located next to the garden at Northey House
  • Pubs - range of pubs in Maldon
  • Groups and schools - ideal location for school groups wishing to learn more about wildlife conservation and the island's important medieval history
  • Shop - beef from Northey Island cattle is available from our National Trust tenant farmer on 01621 851804.
  • Refreshments - fish and chips on the quay or choose from a variety of tea-rooms, cafés and restaurants in Maldon
  • Walks - warden-led walks and talks available by appointment. Please contact us for further information

Family & children

  • There are no specific baby-changing facilities, but the toilet is large
  • Discover more about the wildlife that inhabits the island and see how many different types of birds you can spot from the bird hide
  • Canoeing - water all around the island is suitable for canoeing and kayaking


  • Mobility parking - small car park on level ground. No designated spaces
  • Mobility toilet - at the side of the cottage in the centre of the island
  • Pathways - largely uneven surfaces which can be wet
  • Seating - limited seating, which can be found mainly on the first half of the guided walk route. The bird hide offers the only shelter on the island
  • Designated area for a wheelchair in the hide