Normandy Marsh is the first lagoon you come to if you walk from Lymington’s Haven Boat Yard towards Keyhaven on the Keyhaven-Lymington Nature Reserve. This is a large lagoon and attracts a large number of overwintering birds, and is worth a visit for the photographer during good winter days. Even if not going around the whole reserve. Additionally the yacht marina provides opportunities for landscape and abstract boat photography. Views also are available of the distant Hurst Castle and Wight Link crossing to the Ilse of Wight on the Solent.
The area in the past was used for salt mining, but now the area is now a nature reserve. The salt mud flats providing a rich source of food for birds all year round. If you want a reasonable walk the whole length is 5 miles in length down to Keyhaven – see our page on this for photography by following this link. Though round walks can be shorter following the paths. Maps and info are available at the site, and additionally a downloadable leaflet is available with a map on the Hampshire County Councils page for the reserve.
OS Grid Reference : SZ 33463 94122