Our Lady’s Island is a place of pilgrimage dating from the Third Crusade, over 800 years ago. Visit the remains of the Augustinian Church of St. Mary or the parish Church (1867) that showcases the work of Pugin and Ashlin.
The area is also a haven for birds. On this renowned sedimentary lagoon, you can spot breeding terns and black-headed gulls. Winter visitors include Whooper Swans, light-bellied Brent Geese, wigeons, gadwall, and more. Rare plants include Cottonweed, Lesser Centaury, Foxtail Stonewort and ‘lagoon specialists’ invertebrates.