Flamborough and Flamborough Head, where dramatic white cliffs frame the picturesque village, offer a spectacular setting for outdoor adventures and tranquil nature experiences on the Yorkshire Coast.

Discover Flamborough & Flamborough Head

Marked by a stretch of rugged white cliffs surrounding a small village, Flamborough Head is an outdoor lover’s paradise.

The coastline is a great base for bird watching, hiking along windswept paths and sea canoeing around the bay – but only for the experienced outdoor pursuits enthusiast!

With a scenic nature reserve and two ancient lighthouses nearby, this Special Area of Conservation is a haven for anyone looking to explore the Yorkshire Coast at its most wild and untamed. Other nearby towns include Howden and Pocklington. Also don’t forget to visit the nearby village of Bempton & Bempton Cliffs.


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Flamborough, YO15 1AU, United Kingdom

Martinmas Cottage

Flamborough Road, Flamborough, YO15 1DU, United Kingdom

Grove Cottage, Flamborough

North Marine Road, Bridlington, YO15 1LF, United Kingdom

Ogle Cottage, Bridlington

1 Ogle Cottages, High Street, Flamborough, Bridlington, YO15 1JT, United Kingdom

Puffin Place

Puffin Place, Thornwick Road, Flamborough, Flamborough, YO15 1BB, United Kingdom

Rosewood Cottage

Rosewood Cottage, 1 Flaen Close, Flamborough, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1QE, United Kingdom

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Flamborough FAQ’s

What is Flamborough famous for?

Views over the north sea and the wildlife that live on and around the scenic white cliffs.

Does Flamborough have a beach?

Yes – North Landing beach: with sand, white pebbles and rock pools.

When can you see puffins at Flamborough?

Nesting puffins can be seen from the cliff tops from mid May to mid July.

What activities can I do in Flamborough, East Yorkshire?

There are plenty of activities to do in Flamborough, such as bird watching, hiking along the cliffs, visiting the lighthouse, exploring the beaches, and more. It’s a great place for nature lovers.

How can I get to Flamborough, East Yorkshire?

Flamborough is accessible by car, bus, or train. The nearest train station is in Bridlington, which is about 4 miles away. From there, you can take a bus or taxi to Flamborough.

Fact Pack – Flamborough

  1. Flamborough is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
  2. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) north-east of Bridlington town centre on the prominent coastal feature of Flamborough Head.
  3. The most notable feature of Flamborough is the Flamborough Head Lighthouse.
  4. The village is surrounded by fertile agricultural land and is known for its scenic beauty.
  5. Flamborough is famous for its sea bird colonies at the RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs.
  6. The cliffs at Flamborough Head are designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for both geological and biological significance.
  7. Flamborough Head is one of the most spectacular areas of chalk cliffs in Britain, standing 400 feet high.
  8. The village has a long history with evidence of settlement dating back to the Bronze Age.
  9. Flamborough is also known for its two ancient lighthouses, the oldest dating back to 1674 and is one of the oldest surviving complete lighthouses in England.
  10. The village has a strong maritime heritage, with fishing being a significant part of its economy for many years.

Where Next?

After exploring the charming village of Flamborough in East Yorkshire, there are several nearby places worth visiting. The bustling seaside resort of Bridlington is just a short drive away, offering sandy beaches, a picturesque harbour, and the historic Bridlington Priory. Nature lovers should head to Bempton Cliffs, a renowned RSPB reserve, home to one of the UK’s top wildlife spectacles with half a million seabirds gathering there between March and October. For history enthusiasts, the medieval Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens is a must-visit, while the city of Hull, with its award-winning aquarium, The Deep, and numerous museums, offers a more urban experience.

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