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Spurn Head Beach (Spern Point)

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Spurn Head Beach - Yorkshire

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A three mile stretch of sand and shingle beach that runs along a narrow spit of land at the mouth of the Humber Estuary. There are beaches either side of the spit so its easy to find a spot out of the wind. Care should be taken swimming anywhere near the point as tidal currents can be very strong.
Spurn Point and surrounding area are a designated SSSI (site of special scientific interest) and a great place for spotting migrating birds. Spurn is also a popular spot for fossil hunting.

Also known as:

Spern Point

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dog ban in force

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Nearest town

Withernsea

Postcode

HU12 0UG

OS grid ref.

TA 4019 1098

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