TA4011 : The beach at Spurn Head

taken 7 months ago, 5 km from Kilnsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

The beach at Spurn Head
The beach at Spurn Head
Looking north across the Kilnsea Clays to the East Yorkshire shore at Kilnsea.
Humber Estuary
The Humber is a large tidal estuary on the east coast of Northern England. It is formed at Trent Falls, Faxfleet, by the confluence of the tidal rivers Ouse and Trent. From here to the North Sea, it forms part of the boundary between the East Riding of Yorkshire on the north bank and North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire on the south bank. Although the Humber is an estuary from the point at which it is formed, many maps show it as the River Humber.
Below Trent Falls, the Humber passes the confluence of the River Ancholme on the south shore; between North Ferriby and South Ferriby and under the Humber Bridge; between Barton-upon-Humber on the south bank and Kingston upon Hull on the north bank (where the River Hull joins), then meets the North Sea between Cleethorpes on the Lincolnshire side and the long and thin (but rapidly changing) headland of Spurn Head to the north.
Ports on the Humber include Kingston upon Hull (better known as simply Hull), Grimsby, Immingham, New Holland and Killingholme. The estuary is navigable here for the largest of deep-sea vessels.
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
Sunday, 1 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Beach 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 4048 1152 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.8876N 0:7.2295E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 4048 1152
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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