Naturstrand Hilgenriedersiel

Lower Saxony  >  Germany

Natural salt marsh coastline along the Wadden Sea that is very accessible.

Added* by Thiemo Karwinkel
Most recent update 18 February 2022
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Naturstrand Hilgenriedersiel is part of the National Park Wadden Sea. The natural beach of Hilgenriedersiel is the unique possibility to visit the edge of the salt marsh going into the sea. Even swimming is allowed. At most other places, entering that far into the national park is prohibited. Therefore you can also experience the typical Wadden Sea birds much closer. Especially in winter you can see Twite, Lapland Longspur or Rock Pipit closer than usual. During the summertime you can see Common Redshank and Meadow Pipit up close. A Wadden Sea experience worth a visit. You can also check the whole salt marsh around this place, to the east extending to Neßmersiel and to the West towards Norddeich.



There is a parking spot on the other side of the dike. Click on the P in the map to get directions to the parking spot. With a bike, you can make a tour along the North sea coast, covering a big area of salt marsh, e.g. from Norddeich (train station) via Neßmersiel, Dornumersiel, Bensersiel to Esens (train station). The Naturstrand Hilgenriedersiel is only accessible on foot. Be aware, that it can be very muddy!

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Sea , Grassland


High water possible

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

Consider the tides (see the link to the tides table below)! Please stick to the rules of the National Park.


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