Spurn Point – at the mouth of the River Humber, one of the best locations I have found for landscape/seascape photography.
Spurn point is the spit of narrow land which is formed by the southward flow of water down the North Sea depositing sand on the northern bank of the Humber estuary. The spit is approximately three and a half miles long but in places less than fifty yards wide. Luckily, you can drive the whole length of the point, but beware that in places you will be driving on sand, and the road may change after each winter storm. At some point the sea will punch a hole through and spurn will become an island. The whole point is a nature reserve and there is a small entry fee, however as a photographer you will probably be back in the cafe before the wardens start collecting the fee.
What to photograph:
Landscapes and seascapes are a dream here, either early morning for eastward facing dawn shots, or evening for westward facing Hull and Grimsby across the water. On the seaward side there are a number of old ‘groins’, which provide a good foreground for your seascape. The best groins are here:
A little further up the coast at Kilnsea are a number of WWI gun emplacements which have started to fall into the sea. These can be very photogenic and because they face east are a morning location.
For your satnav use the following postcode HU12 0UG