Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve re-opens after tidal surge

Gibraltar Point.
Gibraltar Point.

The Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve south of Skegness has re-opened to visitors, two weeks after a tidal surge devastated the fragile eco-system and flooded out the centre.

The centre remains closed, and access is stillr estricted to some parts of the site.

But visitors are now free to access the wildlife reserve, so long as they take note of any signage.

A spokesperson said: “Some paths and birdwatching hides are open but access is restricted.

“The Visitor Centre, café and toilets are severely flood damaged and will be closed for some time.

“But the Beach Car Park (north car park) is open. From this car park there is access to the hides on Tennyson’s Sands and Jackson’s Marsh. The Mere Hide is open but access beyond, along Mill Pond Road to the Mill Hill viewpoint, is closed due to flooding.

“There is no access to the Fenland Lagoon hides due to serious footpath damage. The West Dunes are closed due to the presence of cattle.

“The main (visitor centre) car park is open from dawn until dusk. From this car park there is access to the beach and the east dunes to Mill Hill viewpoint.

“Please note the road to the visitor centre, immediately before ‘The Hump’, is prone to re-flooding as water seeps out from the surrounding dunes,” they added.