Spurn Point

Address: Spurn Discovery Centre, Spurn Road, Kilnsea, Hull HU12 0UH

Discover the Unique Beauty of Spurn Point: Yorkshire's Dynamic Peninsula

Spurn Point is a distinctive narrow spit of land at the southern tip of the Holderness Coast in East Yorkshire. This ever-changing landscape, formed by the accumulation of sand and shingle, stretches out into the Humber Estuary, creating a unique natural environment.

The peninsula is part of the Spurn Heritage Coast and is renowned for its diverse habitats, including mudflats, salt marshes, sand dunes, and grasslands.

Managed by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Spurn Point is a haven for birdwatchers, nature enthusiasts, and those interested in maritime history​!


Visiting Spurn Point is generally free of charge, though there are some costs associated with specific activities and parking:

  • Parking Fees: Parking costs £5 per car for non-members of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Members and local residents with a permit can park for free. The parking fees support the conservation efforts at Spurn Point​​.
  • Lighthouse Entry Fees: Adults £4, concessions £3, children £2, and family tickets (2 adults, 3 children) £10. The lighthouse is usually open on weekends and during school holidays​​.

Features/Things To Do

Spurn Point offers a variety of activities and attractions:

  • Walking and Hiking: Enjoy a scenic walk to the Spurn Point lighthouse, approximately 3 miles from the Discovery Centre. Be sure to check tide times, as parts of the path can be submerged at high tide​.
  • Bird Watching: The area is a prime spot for observing migratory birds, with hides available along the peninsula. It's one of the best locations in the UK for visible bird migration​.
  • Lighthouse Visits: Climb to the top of the 128ft tall Spurn Point lighthouse for panoramic views of the surrounding landscape​.
  • Spurn Safaris: Take a guided wildlife tour on the unimog, a specially converted vehicle, for a closer look at the peninsula's diverse wildlife and historical sites​.
  • Cycling: Bike hire is available at the Discovery Centre, allowing visitors to cycle down to the tip of Spurn Point​.
  • Discovery Centre: Visit the Spurn Discovery Centre for information, refreshments, and interactive exhibits about the area’s natural and military history​.

Spurn Point On The Map


Spurn Point is accessible by car and public transport:

By Car:

  • Address: Spurn Discovery Centre, Spurn Road, Kilnsea, Hull HU12 0UH. From Hull, follow the A1033 to Patrington, then take the B1445 towards Easington and Kilnsea. The Discovery Centre is signposted from Easington​.

By Public Transport:

  • Bus services (Spurn Explorer) are available from Hull to Easington/Withernsea on weekends and bank holidays, stopping at the Spurn Discovery Centre.

Spurn Point offers a unique blend of natural beauty, wildlife, and historical intrigue.

Whether you’re visiting for a day of birdwatching, exploring the dynamic landscapes, or simply enjoying a peaceful walk, Spurn Point is a remarkable destination on the Yorkshire coast​!

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