About Donna Nook Nature Reserve

Donna Nook National Nature Reserve covers more than 10 km (6.25 miles) of coastline between Grainthorpe Haven in the north and Saltfleet in the south where it borders the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe National Nature Reserve.

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Family friendly
Some areas
Guide dogs only

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Dune area is accessible at all times.




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Grey seals

For much of the year grey seals at the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trusts’ Donna Nook National Nature Reserve are at sea or hauled out on distant sandbanks. Every November and December, the seals give birth to their pups near the sand dunes: a wildlife spectacle which attracts visitors from across the UK. 

The Viewing Area - open late October to December 

For your own safety and to reduce disturbance to the seals all visitors should stay in the designated viewing area and follow the Visitor Guidelines.  

Donna Nook National Nature Reserve covers more than 10km (6.25 miles) of coastline on the seaward side of the seabank from Grainthorpe Haven to Saltfleet. 

The main access point is the Environment Agency's car park at Stonebridge.  

The Ministry of Defence still maintains part of the area as a bombing target range and under no circumstances should anyone enter the bombing area when red flags are flying. However, most of the dune area is accessible at all times.

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