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Access Point Address: Gibraltar Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 4SU
From the edge of Skegness to the mouth of The Wash this reserve is noted for the sheer scale and diversity of its wildlife. Started in 1949, ‘Gib’ as it is affectionately known, was one of the earliest of Britain’s official Bird Observatories.
About Gibraltar Point
Visitor centre, great café and bird hides, some accessible to wheelchairs. Visit Gibraltar Point across the seasons to fully appreciate the sheer scale and diversity of the wildlife. Walkways, cycle tracks and fully accessible paths through the reserve.
What you will see
Mudflats, salt and fresh water marshes and man-made fresh and salt water meres on its 429 ha from the edge of Skegness to The Wash mouth. Large numbers of migrant and over-wintering birds visit the reserve.
In spring the first of the migrants arrive, in summer little terns can be seen fishing and sky larks in full song, autumn brings huge whirling flocks of waders, in winter wildfowl and birds of prey.
The little market towns of Spilsby and Alford both have a fascinating heritage to explore. Gunby Hall (NT) is also nearby and the gardens are very fine. Perhaps visit one of the Tennyson churches at Somersby and Bag Enderby.