Reserves & Observatories

Donna Nook

Donna Nook, Louth

Spanning over ten kilometres of coastline from Grainthorpe Haven in the north to Saltfleet in the south. Donna Nook borders Saltfleetby - Theddlethorpe National Nature Reserve and is an important landscape for grey seals, various bird species and plant communities. Every November and December, grey seals come to the Donna Nook coastline to give birth to their pups near the sand dunes; an annual wildlife spectacle attracting visitors across the UK.

  • Cafe / Tea Room
  • Parking
  • Accessible
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Donna Nook is a treasured landscape in the UK with Britain being home to 40% of the world’s grey seal population. Grey seals return to Donna Nook every November-December to give birth to their pups near the sand dunes.

Donna Nook is also a vital habitat for 47 regular visiting bird species, over 250 migrant bird breeds and a multitude of interesting plants. Look out for moorhens, coots and meadow pipits regularly on site plus seasonal redshank, lapwing and tern.

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Donna Nook National Nature Reserve

Marsh Lane

Donna Nook


LN11 7PB (nearest postcode)