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Spurn Point

Spurn Point

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Spurn has long been a fantastic place for watching birds where else can you see visible migration, grounded migrants, seabirds and estuary birds, as well as rarities all on the same day?

Spurn Bird Observatory is Britain’s most exciting east coast location and has provided accommodation for nearly sixty years for thousands of people who enjoy watching birds and other wildlife. However Spurn is part of the fastest eroding coastline in Europe, this coastal erosion and the environment agencies recent decision not to raise the sea defences means the current observatory buildings will only last a few more years at most before succumbing to the sea.

Spurn Bird Observatory has always been managed by volunteers and is entirely self-funding, the gate money visitors pay is to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the observatory receive no part of this, thus our income is limited.

We are determined to develop a new modern observatory that fully complements Spurn’s position as the number one observatory in the country. One with excellent facilities for the use of visiting birdwatchers and other naturalists, somewhere every birder wants to visit. However to do this we need the support of the wider birding community.

Please think of all the good days and fond memories you have of Spurn, and help us in this challenge by becoming a “Friend of Spurn Bird Observatory”.

In return we will:
Send you a free annual report.
Provide you with reduced price accommodation £5 instead of £8 per night.
Keep you up to date with bird news and events.
Send out regular newsletters
Provide privileged access to the Kew villa and Church field viewing areas.

As the “Friends of Spurn Bird Observatory” develops we will make it more attractive, with special offers and more involvement for the members in the running of the observatory.

We will also be undertaking management work to improve the attractiveness of the church field to birds. We have already created a sacrificial crop area, developed a feeding station and planted several areas of trees. We plan to create a pond this autumn and plant more hedges. The field has so far produced Olive backed Pipit, Serin and Rose coloured Starling. Can you afford to not have access? It could be the “BIG ONE” next.

Please download a membership form from our website and help us take Spurn to the next level.

Education/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Open all the time


Free entry

Vehicles parking April - October £2.50, November - March £1.50.



Spurn Point Reserve Manager


Spurn National Nature Reserve,
Spurn Head,
HU12 0UG



See location of Spurn Point on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 416158  Lat: 53.62013 Long: 0.14014

Public Transport:
The bus service, Spurn Ranger is now operating until 25th October 2009, a service provided by EYMS. It is service number 73 and will be operating between Withernsea and Spurn Point and connects at Patrington to provide a direct connection from Hull. Through fares are available. As well as for visitors, the bus provides a Sunday service for residents in the area. Holders of Local Authority Elderly/Disabled bus passes can use the service for free.

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  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed