Brading Marshes Nature Reserve
Brading Marshes is the RSPB's first reserve on the Isle of Wight.
Brading Marshes stretches from Brading to the Bembridge Harbour embankment. It's a haven for a wide array of wildlife, ranging from buzzards, little egrets, green woodpeckers and marsh harriers to butterflies, hobbies and red squirrels.
Currently (May 2021) Sea Eagles are in residence.
There are few (no?) facilities on the reserve, however it is crossed by a number of footpaths offering expansive views and opportunities to see wildlife. Footpaths from Brading include B2 and the bridleway along Laundry Lane (the old railway track) to St Helens, and footpaths across the marshes to Bembridge Windmill/Airport.