Skegness - Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve


This national nature reserve stretches from south of Skegness to the mouth of The Wash, Britain's largest estuary. The coastline here is unique and unspoilt. 

There are sand dunes, saltmarsh, marshes and meadows and a wide variety of wildlife. Boards around the reserve will provide more information about the habitats and wildlife. 

There are grazing animals on-site so dogs must be kept on their leads at all times.

The car parks are pay and display. There is a Visitor Centre with a café and toilets. 


1.75 miles (2.8 km)

Starting point
Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve
Gibraltar Road
PE24 4SU
Download map
Accessibility and suitability

Located along Gibraltar Road, Skegness. There is a pay and display car park by the Visitor Centre, which is tarmacked with marked disabled bays. The car park at the northern end consists of compacted stone and is also pay and display.

The paths are either tarmac, compacted stone, or a mix of stone and grass. The route is mostly level with a few short inclines. It is uneven in places and the paths can be soft after rain. 

  • Steepest uphill section: 1:6 (16%) for a distance of 14m and nine metres, as well as 1:7 (14%) for a distance of 25m and 16m
  • Steepest downhill section: 1:7 (14%) for a distance of 16m
  • Narrowest point: the paths are all at least one metre wide. The entrance to three of the bird hides is 75cm wide
  • Greatest cross slope: all paths are level
Facilities available on this walk
  • refreshments available in the Visitor Centre café
  • nearest toilets located in the Visitor Centre (check opening times)
Features of this walk
  • Countryside for All
  • wildlife interest
  • woodland
Map of starting point
Further Information