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.
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."