Gibraltar Point NNR Lincolnshire
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- Latitude\Longitude: 53.09726 , 0.32252
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Gibraltar Point lies in the northwest corner of the Wash, where the Lincolnshire coast turns southwest. Owned by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, the site is home to a Bird Observatory and thriving Study Centre. It is an SSSI, being the largest area of salt-marsh in Great Britain and it is still expanding. Be warned, the sea, on some days, comes in faster than you can run!
AddressGibraltar Point NNR
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, Gibraltar Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 4SU
Telephone: 01754 898079
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DirectionsThe northern end of the reserve can be accessed from Seacroft Esplanade at the southern end of Skegness TF566610 and two large car parks can be found at the southern end of Gibraltar Road. The main car park is near the Visitor Centre and Field Station TF555580.
Jackson's Marsh and Tennyson's Sands are areas of pools and scrapes west of the road, at the entrance to the reserve. Park in the first car park on the left (east) then cross the road to view from the hide. There is a path that runs parallel to the road (south) and reaches further hides. From the same car park, it is possible to walk c.100m east to hides over looking the freshwater Mere and brackish Fenland Lagoon.
AccessThe Wash View Point, a converted wartime gun emplacement, is 400 yards to the south of the Field Station and is open at all times. Members may also visit Sykes' Farm, which is not open to the public. Many of the walkways on the reserve are suitable for disabled persons, and both the Visitor Centre and the toilets have wheelchair access.
ParkingPay and display.
Opening TimesAny reasonable time.
FacilitiesHides, walkways, Visitor Centre and a Field Station. Also there is a café, open 7 days a week, and an educational centre with residential facilities.
Key Areas / RoutesJackson's Marsh, Tennyson's Sands, Mere, Fenland Lagoon, Storm Ridge, Lil's Hut, Shoveler's Pond, Mill Pond and Old Saltmarsh.
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