Nearest Postcode: PE24 4SU

Address:Gibraltar PointSkegness PE24 4SU

OS Map: NGR TF 55552 57958

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 Call Connect Service.

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A downloadable map can be found at



Gibraltar Point NNR

What to see

One of the counties best known site is Gibraltar Point which impresses by its sheer scale and diversity of wildlife but to appreciate it fully you need to see it in different seasons. 

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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.

Bird migration and population has been studied at the Gibraltar Point Bird Observatory since 1949.

Concern about the decline of some of our best known summer migrant birds like turtle dove, spotted flycatcher and cuckoo has highlighted the work of Britain's seventeen bird observatories. 

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust's Observatory at Gibraltar Point, opened in April 1949, was one of the earliest. Years of observation, ringing and examination of birds has provided a wealth of information about their location and movements throughout the seasons, their physical condition and changes in their populations, all information essential for framing and implementing measures for conservation.

Hundreds of thousands of birds of many species fly through or over or make landfall at Gibraltar Point during the course of a year. There are in fact few periods when there are no bird movements or migrations to be expected. 

The work of the observatory is carried out voluntarily by local and visiting ornithologists. A dedicated local team is responsible for day-to-day management with the oversight of the Reserve Manager. The observatory fulfils a valuable training role in bird ringing, residential training courses have been held almost annually for several decades.

A downloadable map can be found at 


The spectacular new Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre has been designed to make the most of the nature reserve's stunning views, with expansive windows facing the dunes and sea plus a rooftop viewing deck! The new cafe offers a range of exciting and delicious dishes. See for details.


Site Details, footpaths, viewpoints etc..

Site Details, footpaths, viewpoints etc..

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The information shown on this page is produced as a general site guide and was considered correct at the time of writing. Users are responsible for their own safety and follow the information at their own risk. Users should consider not only the onsite conditions but also weather, tides, time of day, obstacles and onsite signage. Always follow the birdwatchers' code.

We are always keen to keep the birding site pages as up to date as possible, please send new information, additional photographs and comments to info @ - Thanks!
Information by
: Andrew P. Chick

Date: Dec 2017

About Us

We are the Lincolnshire Bird Club

Our aims are to encourage and further the interest in the birdlife of the historic County of Lincolnshire; to participate in organised fieldwork activities; to collect and publish information on bird movements, behaviour, distribution and populations; to encourage conservation of the wildlife of the County and to provide sound information on which conservation policies can be based.