Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve

Gibraltar Point

Gary Mantle

Gibraltar Point

Barrie Wilkinson

Gibraltar Point

Richard Doan

Gibraltar Point Visitor and Education Centre

John Creedy

Gibraltar Point

Matthew Roberts

Sandy, muddy seashores, sand-dunes, salt marshes and fresh water habitats on the Lincolnshire coast.


Gibraltar Road
PE24 4SU

OS Map Reference

TF 556 581
A static map of Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve

Know before you go

437 hectares

Parking information

There is a car parking charge of £2 for 2 hours or £5 for all day, ticket machines are cash only, seasonal passes are available

Grazing animals

Cattle and sheep

Walking trails

Several waymarked routes available


Most paths are level and well surfaced but may be muddy at times, some hides are accessible for wheelchairs


On a lead
Dogs are not permitted on the beach and foreshore from 1 April - 1 September


Visitor centre
Bird hides
Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Baby changing facilities
Disabled parking
Accessible trails

When to visit

Opening times

Reserve open at all times
The Visitor Centre is open 10am - 4pm

Best time to visit

January to December

About the reserve

PLEASE NOTE: For full details on visiting reserves please visit our Coronavirus update page.

Gibraltar Point is a dynamic stretch of unspoilt coastline running southwards from the edge of Skegness to the mouth of the Wash. Covering 1,100 acres of pristine coastline and recognised as an area of international importance, the reserve extends about three miles along the Lincolnshire coast from Skegness to the entrance of the Wash. Sandy and muddy seashore, sand dunes, saltmarsh and freshwater marsh with ponds and lagoons are home to a rich assemblage of coastal wildflowers and many birds. The Visitor Centre includes a cafe and gift shop, also residential field centre and bird hides.

In spring, 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, wildfowl include brent geese, shelduck, wigeon and teal, with birds of prey including hen harrier, merlin and owls. Visinle migration can be impressive during spring and autumn.

Please visit our main Gibraltar Point page for further information.

Location information

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.



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Environmental designation

National Nature Reserve (NNR)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)