Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park

Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park

Amy Lewis

Some restrictions apply
Various stopping places
Attractions
Various car parks

Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park

We work in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council on this stretch of coastline running from Sandilands to Chapel St Leonards. It includes beaches, nature reserves, walking routes and more.

Enjoy stunning sandy beaches and beautiful big skies, and look for coastal birds including avocet, redshank and marsh harrier.

What's on

Visitor Information

Nature Reserves

The Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park passes through 8 Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust nature reserves. Click on each one for more information.

Attractions

Attractions include cafes, wildlife viewing areas, coastal art features and much more! Click on the highlights below for more details.

Know before you go

Dogs

Most of the land is privately owned and dogs must be under close control at all times. Our nature reserves are dog-free zones (with the exception of assistance dogs) to help create a sanctuary for wildlife. The beach is the best place where dogs can be let off the lead if not in a dog restriction zone.

For a full list of restrictions, please see the East Lindsey District Council website. 

Horses

Riding is allowed on all of the beaches apart from between 1 April and 30 September between 9am and 6pm or when the Blue Flag is flying.

Access

A variety of public footpaths and public rights of way. There is a circular all ability route around Chapel Six Marshes of approximately 600m (0.4 mile). For details on this and other accessible walks, take a look at the Lincolnshire Country Council maps which include information on disabled parking bays, footpath terrain and path slopes.

Cyclists welcome

Car parks

There are car parks at various points along the coast. These are owned by either Lincolnshire County Council or East Lindsey District Council. Significant car parks are located at:

Please note, car parking charges apply. Public toilets are located at Anderby Creek, Marsh Yard and Huttoft Car Terrace.

Location and map

The Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park is approximately 5 miles of coastline, stretching from Sandilands to Chapel St Leonards, and inland to Hogsthorpe, Mumby, Anderby and Huttoft. Download the full map below.

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Habitats and species

The large, open coastline provides a tranquil paradise for wildlife and people alike. Sand dunes in particular provide the perfect habitat for wildflowers like marsh orchids, insects like the sea aster mining bee, and reptiles like common lizard.

Of course our coasts also provide a haven for wading birds. In the winter months, thousands of migrating birds can be seen gathering along the coast. Species of note include redshank, oystercatcher, and lapwing. Birds of prey to look for include marsh harrier and short-eared owl. In summer, look (and listen) for skylarks tumbling and swifts arriving from Africa.

On a brisk day, have a walk along the strandline and look for evidence of washed-up coastal creatures like starfish, mermaid's purses (shark and ray egg cases) and even sea potato! Take a look at our beachcombing page for more ideas of what to look for.

Some of our nature reserves are also home to some very special wildlife. That's why we ask you don't bring dogs into our reserves, so we can continue to protect these unique habitats for wildlife.

Walks and trails

There are walks to suit everyone along the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park. From serene coastal strolls taking in Lincolnshire's big skies and wide open beaches, to longer distance walks taking you inland to enjoy the wildlife and grazing marshes. 

The Park also forms part of the England Coast Path - over 2.5 thousand miles of coastline forming one of the largest continuous coastal paths in the world!

As well as exploring the coast at your own pace, there are various walking routes set by Lincolnshire County Council that you can enjoy. See below for more details.

Chapel Point to Anderby Creek

This circular walk of 3.75 or 5.5 miles takes in a number of nature reserves, the Cloud Bar and the Round and Round House bird hide which shows off stunning views of the coastline. Click below for details and to download the map from the Lincolnshire County Council website.

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Chapel Point to Anderby Creek

Lincolnshire County Council

Huttoft to Sandilands

This 6 mile circular walk takes you inland to enjoy farmland habitats, peaceful pathways and a walk along the beach. Find more information and a map below.

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Huttoft to Sandilands

Lincolnshire County Council

Anderby Creek to Wolla Bank

This 2.5 mile circular walk forms part of the England Coast Path, with opportunity to enjoy the Round and Round House bird hide. Find walk details and a map by clicking download below.

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Anderby Creek to Wolla Bank

Lincolnshire County Council

Anderby Creek to Marsh Yard and Huttoft Car Terrace

This 2 mile walk should take approximately one hour to complete and takes in wildlife areas, the beach and the Cloud Bar. For more information and a map, download the walk route below.

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Anderby Creek to Huttoft

Lincolnshire County Council

Chapel Six Marshes

This 0.4 mile access for all walk has paths of compacted stone with some bumpy sections and sections with loose stones. By the car park is also an area for picnics, and the walk takes in a wetland area with open water, sand dunes, shrubs and trees which all provide homes for a variety of wildlife. For more information (including slope angles, terrain and disabled parking facilities) click the download button below.

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Chapel Six Marshes

Lincolnshire County Council

Natterjack toad

Natterjack toad - Peter Roworth

Dynamic Dunescapes

 

Dynamic Dunescapes is an exciting and ambitious project, rejuvenating some of England & Wales' most important sand dunes for people, communities and wildlife. From Cornwall to Cumbria, the Dynamic Dunescapes project will restore nine key dune areas in England and Wales. These key areas include 34 individual dune sites, including Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes and Gibraltar Point in Lincolnshire, and cover up to 7,000 hectares.

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Volunteers

Matthew Roberts

Get involved

 

Volunteering at one of our nature reserves is ideal for those who enjoy being outdoors in all weathers, would like to do practical conservation work with likeminded others and have an interest in wildlife.

For information on how to volunteer in the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park, please visit our work parties page and click on ‘East Lincolnshire’.

Work parties

Latest blogs

Read our latest blogs for wildlife sightings from across the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park. Coast and The Wash Assistant Warden, Richard Doan, tells us what species he's seen and what wildlife we should be looking out for each month.

Keep in touch

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for the latest news or take a look at the most recent sightings on our Coastal Country Park blogs.

Make a donation

Help us to look after these special coastal habitats for wildlife by making a donation
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