Gibraltar Point is a dynamic stretch of unspoilt coastline running southwards from the edge of Skegness to the mouth of the Wash.

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Landscape and wildlife

Gibraltar Point impresses by its sheer scale and diversity of wildlife but to appreciate it fully you need to see it in different seasons. 

In spring, when the first of the migrants stop off to refuel or establish territories. In summer, little terns may be seen fishing in the shallows and skylarks are in full song above the purple haze of the saltmarshes. In autumn, huge whirling flocks of waders can be seen on the high tides. And in winter, there brent geese, shorelark and snow bunting as well as flocks of redwing and fieldfare. 

Opening times

The reserve is open all year.

The new Visitor Centre is open from 10am to 4pm. We have a varied menu in the cafe.



Most paths are level and well surfaced but can be muddy at times.
Some of the hides are accessible to wheelchairs.
Dogs may be taken on parts of the reserve on short leads but are not permitted on the beach from 1 April to 1 September.

How to get there

Gibraltar Point is about 3 miles south of Skegness, follow the brown tourist signs.
The nearest bus and train stations are in Skegness. It is possible to arrange a bus to Gibraltar Point using the CallConnect service.

Car Park

There is a charge for parking at Gibraltar Point: £1 for 2 hours, £3 for the day. 
A combined car parking season ticket for Gibraltar Point and Snipe Dales is available for £10 for 12 months.
The season ticket is available at the Snipe Dales Office, Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre or by post from: Banovallum House, Manor House Street, Horncastle LN9 5HF
Please make cheques payable to "Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust". Mark your envelope CPST and enclose a stamped addressed envelope.




  • Christmas Menu announced

    Friday 21st October, 2016

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  • Simon King to officially open the new Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre

    Friday 7th October, 2016

    Simon King

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A-Z of Wildlife

Photo of Knot

Name: Knot

Scientific name: Calidris canutus

Category: Wading birds

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