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With a true windswept, wilderness feel and the sense that you can get away from anything, Spurn is one of the country’s top bird migration hotspots.

The reserve is open to the public. The team looks forward to seeing you all soon. Please take note of the reserve’s safety information displayed on site upon your arrival.

Spurn is one of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's best nature reserves, not just for its spectacular wildlife but also for its incredible views and rich history. Enjoy the wildlife that can be seen along the whole peninsula, or position yourself in one of the four wildlife watching hides. Enjoy a walk along the beach, and climb the Spurn Lighthouse. For a visit with a difference, go on a Spurn Safari with a knowledgable tour guide. Cycle hire is now available at Spurn, allowing you to enjoy the local area, including the nearby Kilnsea Wetlands Nature Reserve. The Blue Bell Café offers home cooked food and drinks, ideal to start or round off a visit.

Visitor Safety: Tide Times

During some high tides, Spurn is transformed into Yorkshire’s only island. Pay close attention to tide times and safety information displayed on site. You can check the tide times before you go in the downloads section below.

Visitor Safety: Brown tail moth caterpillars

In the scrub around the base of the lighthouse, and along into Chalk Bank, you may notice what look like tents stretched between branches, which are in fact the overwintering silk tents of the brown tail moth caterpillar. Whilst for many these caterpillars are harmless, they can cause itchy allergic skin reactions or respiratory issues for those with asthma or hay fever – so please don’t touch the caterpillars or the tents.

Rare birds

Spurn is providing landfall for many migrant birds and a few rarities at the moment. We would ask people visiting Spurn to park responsibly, keeping off grass verges and respect the privacy of residential properties. We have 85 free parking spaces in the area.

Canal Scrape car park and bird hide

Both the Canal Scrape car park and bird hide are closed until further notice.
 

Downloads

FilenameFile size
Spurn leaflet.pdf1.23 MB
Spurn Tides - information on when not to cross 2017.pdf481.07 KB