Flamborough Head

Address: Flamborough Head, Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1AR

Experience the Beauty of Flamborough Head: A Coastal Marvel in East Yorkshire

Flamborough Head, located in East Yorkshire, is renowned for its dramatic white chalk cliffs, stunning sea stacks, and rich maritime history.

This prominent headland extends into the North Sea and is home to two historic lighthouses, one from the 17th century and another from the 19th century.

The area is part of the Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast and offers visitors breathtaking coastal views, unique geological formations, and abundant wildlife, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike​​!


Visiting Flamborough Head itself is free of charge. There are no admission fees to access the cliffs, beaches, or trails, making it an affordable destination for all visitors.

Parking fees apply:

  • Parking Fees: Public car parks are available near the headland with rates typically around £2.00 per hour or £6.00 for a full day.

Features/Things To Do

Flamborough Head offers a variety of activities and attractions:

  • Exploring Sea Caves and Cliffs: Discover the fascinating chalk cliffs, sea stacks, and hidden smugglers' caves. The dramatic landscape provides excellent opportunities for photography and exploration.
  • Bird Watching: The area is a prime spot for bird watching, especially at the RSPB Bempton Cliffs, which is home to large colonies of seabirds, including puffins, gannets, and kittiwakes​.
  • Walking and Hiking: Enjoy scenic walks along the cliff-top trails, including the Cleveland Way National Trail, offering spectacular views of the North Sea and the surrounding coastline​​.
  • Lighthouse Visits: Visit the iconic lighthouses at Flamborough Head, with the older one dating back to 1674, making it one of the oldest surviving complete lighthouses in England.
  • Wildlife Watching: Spot seals, porpoises, and occasionally dolphins from the cliffs. The area is also rich in marine life, making it a great spot for sea-watching.

Flamborough Head On The Map


Flamborough Head is accessible by car and public transport:

By Car:

  • Address: Flamborough Head, Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1AR. Follow the signs from Bridlington, located about 4 miles away. There are several car parks near the headland​​.

By Public Transport:

  • The nearest train station is in Bridlington. From there, you can take a bus or taxi to Flamborough Head. Bus services are available from Bridlington to Flamborough village, with a short walk required to reach the headland​.

Flamborough Head offers a unique blend of natural beauty, historical intrigue, and outdoor activities, making it an ideal destination for a day out with family, friends, or pets.

Plan your visit today to explore the stunning landscapes and rich heritage of this East Yorkshire gem​!

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