Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve, Blackpool

#6 of 8 in Parks in Blackpool
Marton Mere is a mere (lake) and Local Nature Reserve in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It is located near to the Blackpool districts of Marton and Mereside and the village of Staining. It is recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It supports various habitats such as open water, reed beds, grassland as well as pockets of woodland and scrub.The mere is a glacial freshwater lake. Originally approximately long and wide, the lake was gradually drained throughout the 18th century to allow land to be reclaimed for agriculture. It was drained further when Main Dyke was cut around 1850.The reserve is adjacent to Marton Mere Holiday Village.
Plan your Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve visit and explore what else you can see and do in Blackpool using our Blackpool route planner .
Create an itinerary including Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve
Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
60 reviews
  • I love this place this time of year, all the birds are wintering here, and I live so close, can get to it easily.  more »
  • This wetlands reserve is brilliant for people in a wheelchair. If you want to spend time peacefully watching birds the hides are accessible for those in a wheelchair. The paths are solid and there are...  more »
  • Doesn't take long to look around Birds in captivity and some free roaming local birds Some endangered Over priced cafe Best suited for people keen about birds or toddlers Probably won't visit again  more »
  • So peaceful. I love to walk hear most days, beautiful in summer.
  • We love this place x
  • A tranquil oasis only minutes from the centre of Blackpool. I love this place and so do my dogs 😀🐶
Places to stay near Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve

Plan your trip to Blackpool

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.