Sunday 18 February 2024

Humberston Fitties Foreshore, Summer.

 Some photo's taken back in the summer of 2023.  We had a walk along the Fitties at my favourite time, when the tide's out.  I like the patterns left on the sand, the winding creek and sand bars.

I've had another walk along here in January and will post the pics from that walk soon.

People paddling in the creek, the tide comes in here very quickly when it turns so people out
on the sandbank have to be aware.  The Beach Patrol goes along at the turn of the tide to warn
folk and occasionally have to take people off on their 4 wheel buggy.

A WW1 fort out in the Humber Estuary, there are two.  This is Haille Sand Fort.

An access jetty to get down onto the beach.

A popular thing were people leave locked padlocks with messages.

A view back toward Cleethorpes.

There's always plenty of room at the Fitties to find your own bit of beach.

Looking across the Humber Estuary to the North Bank to see  the lighthouse on Spurn point 
with the Wind turbines beyond in the North Sea.  My telephoto lens has foreshortened the distance,
at this point the Estuary is approx. six miles across.

The Humber Estuary is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the UK.

Breakwaters along the beach.

A wind surfer getting his kit ready for when the tide turns.

I liked the winding creek here with people paddling.

This area is adjacent to the Humber Mouth Yacht Club and people get out of the wind in 
the shelter of the large sandhills here.  Beyond is the RSPB Tetney Marsh bird reserve.

No explanation needed here.

In the dunes were quite a lot of old English Roses.

One of the Rose flowers.

The dunes are protected by Larch fencing to retain the sand until the Marram Grass roots.

There's a wide path along the top of the dunes. 

This illustrates how the Larch Fencing retains the sand dunes.  Winds blows sand into the
enclosed area and a dune develops, Marram Grass soon grows to bind it together.

Always a popular place for seabirds and bird watchers, here's a Little Egret.

My favourite pic of the day from here.

Nikon Z50 + 50-250mm Lens.


  1. What wonderful photos, David. Your beaches look so similar to ours here in Zeeland. I too love the swirls and patterns the water makes on the sand, as well as the streams that are scored into them. I also like the wooden breakwater thingies. They give such character to a beach and are wonderfully natural as well.

    1. Glad you liked them Val, I thought you might. I think there must quite a few similarities between our two areas
      Thanks for commenting, take care, David

    2. I like these stretches of sand where there is plenty space to walk when the tide is out, there are some in Cornwall. As you mention, though, the tides can be quite dangerous if any. warning signs are ignored. As always, David, lovely photos and, no doubt many memories for you. All good wishes.

    3. Many memories Mike, and that's not a bad thing. Thanks as always for your kind words. David

  2. Looks like good kite flying weather David. How dramatic that people sometimes have to be spirited away in a buggy! Lovely pictures. I especially like the one looking out to Spurn Point x

  3. It looks idyllic here but it can be deadly when the tide turns. Also, it's quite common for folk to get stuck in the mud and have to be rescued before the tide turns again.