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Cleethorpes Coast LNR Lincolnshire

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Site Details

An excellent all-round underwatched site with a good variety of habitat. The area runs from the Leisure Centre TA315080 south for one mile to Buck Beck outfall TA326068. A strip of buckthorn runs the length flanked by saltmarsh, mudflat and an outer sandbank known as the Roost Ridge; this is quite spectacular on the bigger tides with thousands of Knot, Golden and Grey Plover, Bar-tailed Godwit, Sanderling, Dunlin etc. swelled by numbers from Spurn Bight and other feeding areas around the estuary. With all this food available Peregrine has become almost routine in winter with Merlin usually present. To the rear lies the boating lake; Phalaropes, Bewick's Swan and Red-breasted Merganser are among the birds recorded here.

The pumping station TA322072, surrounded by mature trees and bushes can be productive in favourable conditions in spring and autumn; Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest and Red-breasted Flycatcher have been seen here. Behind the free car park at Buck Beck outfall lies the area known as the old tip, again with trees/bushes; Red-backed and Great Grey Shrikes have been recorded here. At the back runs Buck Beck, a pleasant walk in itself (Black-bellied Dipper 1967).

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Additional Site Details


Turn off Kings road by the East Coast Light Railway; this leads to Buck Beck car park. Or take the 3C or No. 8 bus from the pier to Pleasure Island.


All area a public space. Do not attempt to walk out to the sandbank (Roost Ridge), you will be cut off.


Leisure Centre TA315080 @£1 per 2 hrs, or Buck Beck Outfall TA326068 - both open all year.

Opening Times

Access all year.


Toilets, display, cafe at the Discovery Centre by the boating lake; also toilets by the pumping station (summer only).

Key Areas / Routes

The site is best worked by parking at Buck Beck Outfall and walking north along the tarmac walk/cycleway to the Leisure Centre and returning via the beach between the buckthorn and greenmarsh.

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