Saltholme Pools are well worth a look at any time of the year. They straddle the
busy A178 Seaton Carew Road and are an excellent place to see waders and wildfowl.
The pools frequently attract rare and uncommon species, which, in the recent past,
have included White-rumped, Pectoral, Baird’s and Buff-breasted Sandpipers, Great
White Egret, White-headed Duck and Red-crested Pochard. The pool on the east side
of the A178 is reed-fringed and tends to attract more duck species, while the west
pool is better for waders. Late summer and early autumn are good for large numbers
of Swifts and hirundines, which hawk insects over the water.
The Pools are best viewed from the lay-bys on both sides of the A178.
Saltholme Pools looking North
Saltholme West Pool