Gibraltar Point

Site overview: This site is located on the Lincolnshire coast in eastern England, north of The Wash. There are sandunes here, as well as small areas of freshwater marsh and open water. The area is home to large numbers of birds during the winter months as well as colonies of breeding terns. The site is also important for waders during spring and autumn.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Special Protection Area
MPA Purpose
areas of the most important habitat for rare (listed on Annex I to the Directive) and migratory birds within the European Union


53° 6' 9" North,
0° 20' 12" East

Surface Area

4.22 km2
(1.63 mi.2 )

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Tidal rivers, Estuaries, Mud flats, Sand flats, Lagoons (including saltwork basins)
  • Salt marshes, Salt pastures, Salt steppes


  • Sanderling (Calidris alba) (Regularly occurring migratory species)
  • Little tern (Sterna albifrons) (Annex I (species))
  • Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica) (Annex I (species))
  • Grey plover (Pluvialis squatarola) (Regularly occurring migratory species)