|Location||St Osyth, Essex|
|Managed by||Essex Wildlife Trust|
Colne Point is a 276.4 hectare nature reserve south-west of St Osyth in Essex. It is managed by the Essex Wildlife Trust. It is part of the Colne Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest, National Nature Reserve. Ramsar site, Nature Conservation Review site and Special Protection Area. It is also part of the Essex Estuaries Special Area of Conservation.
The site is shingle surrounding saltmarsh, and Ray Creek flows through it. It is a breeding ground for many birds, and a feeding area for migrants. There are many invertebrates which are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and flora include the nationally rare golden samphire and small cord-grass.
There is access to the reserve from the road between St Osyth and Lee Wick Farm. Some areas are liable to flooding at high tides.
- "Colne Point". Essex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
- "Colne Estuary citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
- "Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands (RIS): Colne Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 2)" (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
- Ratcliffe, Derek (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 7–8. ISBN 0521 21403 3.
- "Special Protection Area under the EC Birds Directive: Colne Estuary (Mid-Essex Coast Phase 2)" (PDF). Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
- "Essex Estuaries". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
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