Having a day at the coast

Having a day at the coast

(c) Pete Batchelor

If you are visiting Flamborough, why not make a day of it? There are plenty of things to do nearby that are great for all of the family. Spot seabirds at Flamborough Cliffs, go for a lovely woodland walk on one of the nearby nature reserves and why not end the day with an ice cream or chips on the beach. You can't go wrong! 

Standing 400 feet high, Flamborough Head is one of the most spectacular areas of chalk cliffs in Britain. This gorgeous coastline offers a great spot for hiking.

Things to do nearby...

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Flamborough Cliffs nature reserve

Flamborough Head has one of the most important seabird colonies in Europe. In summer the cliffs are packed with tens of thousands of breeding puffins, auks and many more creating a memorable experience.

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South Landing nature reserve

Next to the Living Seas Centre is a woodland nature trail. Find out more from the leaflet below. 

Danes Dyke nature reserve

Danes Dyke is a 148 acre nature reserve on Flamborough Headland. The reserve contains the most extensive area of woodland on the Headland and is part of the Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast. Find out more from the leaflet below. 

Flamborough Seawatch Observatory

There is a sea watching hide situated immediately south of the Fog Station offering panoramic views of the seascape of the headland. It provides visitors with a safe place to watch the thousands of seabirds that fly past Flamborough every day. Seals and porpoises are seen regularly, with whales and dolphins recorded every year. This hide is managed by Flamborough Bird Observatory and requires an access code to get in. 

Bird watching

Flamborough Headland is one of Britain's hotspots for migrant birds. Spring and autumn walks around the Head can turn up a variety of scarcities. Late autumn bring large 'falls' of thrushes. 

Thornwick Pools attracts waders such as Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank. 

Daily bird sightings can be found on the Flamborough Bird Observatory website. 


Treat yourself to some chips

A day out to the beach isn't complete without them!