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Estuaries | Spurn Point

Spurn Point
Spurn Point - one of the most striking features of Britain's coastline

Spurn Point is one of the most striking features of Britain's coastline, stretching for three and a half miles across the Humber Estuary.

This curving spit is only 50 metres wide in places, making it look like an elongated tongue. Spurn is a relatively small place but it's got lots of variety, and, if you know where to look, there's some great plants and animals. It's one of the most fragile and unique environments in the whole of the UK.

River Exe (Image: Bird)

River Exe Estuary

The Exe Estuary is one of England's smaller estuaries, but it supports a wealth of habitats. This is a paradise for bird watchers.

The Wash (Image: Sunset)

The Wash

The Wash is a vast estuary that stretches for over 100 square miles on the north west margin of East Anglia, running from Skegness to Hunstanton.

"Estuaries - where our rivers meet the sea - are fantastic habitats for wildlife. Great tidal flows, deep and shallow waters, and salt marshes all provide rich places for wildlife to feed and live. Check your tide times to make the best of your estuary visit. The landscape is totally transformed depending on whether it's in or out... and you'll see different wildlife."

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