TA4011 : Road along the Spurn Head Spit

taken 5 months ago, 5 km from Kilnsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Road along the Spurn Head Spit
Road along the Spurn Head Spit
On the left is the Spurn Point High Lighthouse, it is 128 feet (39 m) high, its main light had a range of 17 nautical miles (31 km; 20 mi). Due to improvements in navigation, the light was discontinued in 1985.
On the right is the Low Lighthouse, built in 1852, its lantern has long been replaced by a large water tank.
Spurn Head Spit
Spurn (or Spurn Head Spit) is a narrow sand spit on the tip of the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire, it reaches into the North Sea and forms the north bank of the mouth of the Humber estuary. It is over 3 miles (4.8 km) long, and as little as 50 yards (46 m) wide in places. The southernmost tip is known as Spurn Head or Spurn Point and is the home to an RNLI lifeboat station and two disused lighthouses.
Spurn Head covers 280 acres (113 ha) above high water and 450 acres (181 ha) of foreshore. It has been owned since 1960 by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and is a designated national nature reserve.
Following a tidal surge in December 2013, a half mile section of the road to Spurn Point was washed away.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 23 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 407 117 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.0070N 0:7.4893E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 407 117
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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