An alternate access to Rathtrevor Park, in case they ever start charging for parking again. Park at the intersection of Plummer Road and Shorewood Drive and follow the trail along Englishman River. The old boardwalk has been removed but there is a sketchy trail along the bank of the river. Alternatively follow Shorewood Drive to Mariner Way to get to beach access. At high tide it may be necessary to use other beach accesses to get around breakwaters people have built out into the intertidal zone.
This short trail through the Englishman River Estuary Nature Reserve is a favourite amongst bird watchers.
Directions: From the intersection of the Old Island Highway and Shelley Road, drive north 0.4 Kilometers and park at the end of Shelley Road.
Turn right just before the gate and head east to the bank of the Englishman River. Turn left along the river taking care to avoid any of the cut banks that are barricaded off in order to prevent further erosion of the riverbank. Make your way to the dike that borders the estuary and proceed west to the bird watching platform. Continue a short way along the dike that leads to Surfside Resort, most of the old dyke has now been removed. Return back along the dike, turn right at the platform and follow the trail back to the foot of Mill Street. Turn left and follow the trail along the edge of the Nature Reserve back to Shelly Road.