GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Gibraltar Point

4 miles (6 km)

Enjoy a walk around this beautiful coastal national nature reserve near Skegness. It's a lovely place for a peaceful stroll with numerous footpaths to follow through the sand, saltmarsh and dunes with several artificial lakes and bird hides along the way. There are lovely views of the Wash and the Lincolnshire coast and countryside. It's fantastic for bird watching with a variety of coastal birds to look out for. These include brent geese, shorelark, redwing and fieldfare. There's also an excellent visitor centre with a Wild Coast Exhibition that includes 3d models of sand dunes and salt marshes.
The reserve is located just a few miles south of Skegness so you could easily walk there from the town. Parking is available at the reserve too though.

Postcode

PE24 4SU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Gibraltar Point OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Gibraltar Point Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There is an on site cafe located in the visitor centre. They sell a good range of meals and snacks.

Dog Walking

Please keep dogs on a short lead due to the wildlife and grazing livestock. Dogs are notpermitted on the beach or foreshore between 1April to 1September.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area head north and try our Skegness Walk. This takes you along the seafront, around the pretty boating lake and along the Lagoon Walk.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Gibraltar Point - geograph.org.uk - 190680

Looking across the salt marsh towards the Wash along Wainfleet Haven, also known as the Steeping River. The Norfolk coast can just be made out on the horizon.

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Looking back from the Wash Viewpoint (Lil's Hut),towards the Visitor Centre.

Gibraltar Point - geograph.org.uk - 190688

Looking across the New Salt Marsh from the view point on the East Dunes.

Gibraltar Point - geograph.org.uk - 1496016

View of an inland part of the Nature Reserve as seen from Mill Hill.

Tennyson's Sands Gibraltar Point - geograph.org.uk - 1138050

Tennyson's Sands. As the tide comes in, more of the meadow becomes flooded.

Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 1022055

This view from Mill Hill shows the Fenland lagoon with old saltmarsh to the left. The smoke is from the burning of brushwood. The bushes are a mixture of hawthorn, sea buckthorn, blackthorn and others. Brambles and hops are amongst the trailing plants growing through the bushes.

Looking northwards along the shoreline, Gibraltar Point - geograph.org.uk - 3616536

Gibraltar Point beach. Looking northwards along the shoreline.

Small pond at Gibraltar Point - geograph.org.uk - 3177310

Small pond

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Gibraltar Point.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Gibraltar Point.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)