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Spurn Point

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Situated on the northern bank of the River Humber estuary, lies the spectacular nature reserve of Spurn Point. Marked by the unused, yet still magnificent black and white lighthouse which once navigated shipping in the area, and edged by the crumbling remains of Victorian sea defences, it is now owned by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

The shingle, sand and grassy dune banking of Spurn Point stretches out some three and a half miles from the Yorkshire coast into the estuary. 

A paradise for nature lovers, Spurn Point is host to a wide variety of bird species, including some extremely rare birds, and is abundant with flora, fauna and wildlife. The Observatory at Warren Cottage which was opened to the public in 1946 has seen many changes over the years, and comprehensive notes of sightings, roosting and migration habits are well recorded. There is an information and exhibition centre, car parking and a small café for visitors as well as some self catering accommodation which can be booked through the Observatory warden. 

The unique geography of Spurn Point lends itself to all sorts of migrating species of birds, moths and butterflies. The sand dunes and salt marshes are unique and ideal habitat for many of the British species and the vast coastal area provides a perfect landing place for migrant species. Detailed records of the species found here have been kept for the last 30 years, though there has been a great deal of interest since the late nineteenth century. 

Sea fishing is a popular pastime in the area, and the beaches here are particularly good for all year round fishing. The strong tides and the deep water at the end of the point make this a perfect venue for catching a variety of fish, including Cod, Whiting and Flat...


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