Spurn Point - Yorkshire's "Lands end"
Like nowhere else in the north of England, the 3.5 mile sand dune peninsula of Spurn Point has a rich and varied history taking in the impacts of wartime, shipping and of course Mother Nature.
Hundreds of metres of wilderness-like beaches lead to a fully restored lighthouse (open autumn 2015) – with a 360 degree view atop the 130ft light room – which can be explored on foot at low-tide, or on a regular 4x4 ‘safari’.
Behind the marram grass and swathes of sand, remnants of a wartime history prevail, whilst the modern day Spurn remains a hub for monitoring North Sea shipping activity and home to one of the last residential RNLI stations in the UK.
The peninsula’s unique location is a mecca for birds and birdwatchers alike, complimented by the arrival of thousands of migratory birds in spring and autumn, celebrated with an annual festival in September known as ‘MigFest’.
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(Lighthouse image courtesy of VHEY).