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The Southend conurbation extends almost unbroken along the north bank of the Thames estuary but, south of the housing, Two Tree Island and Southend's foreshore are both great places for wildlife and especially for birds.

Castle Point to the west still has a fringe of coastal marshland and at its heart a superb group of ancient woods, while Hockley Woods to the north is certainly the largest unbroken expanse of ancient woods in Essex, and among the best.

To the north, extending up to the Crouch Estuary, is the Roach Valley and the farmland of Rochford, with just a few nature reserves, the largest of which is Lion Creek.

Belton Hills
Canvey Heights country park
Canvey Lake
Canvey Wick
Cherry Orchard Country Park
Coombe Wood
Daws Heath woods
   Belfairs Park
   Little Haven
   Pound Wood
   Tile Wood
   Valerie Wells Wood
   West Wood
Edwards Hall Park
Great Wakering Common
Grove Woods
Gunners Park
Hadleigh Country Park
Hockley Woods
Kendall Park
Kingley Wood
Lion Creek
Lower Wyburns
Magnolia Nature Reserve
Paddock Copse
Shipwrights Wood
Southend-on-Sea Foreshore
Thundersley Common
Thundersley Glen
Two Tree Island
Wallasea Island
West Canvey Marshes
Wheatley Wood