Why visit Flamborough?

When you visit Flamborough Head you can find an inspiring destination, famous for stunning views over the north sea and the flocks of birds and other wildlife that live on and around the toweringly scenic white cliffs.  Perfect for both hikers and bird watchers.

RSPB Reserves

RSPB Reserves

If you’re a keen birder or twitcher then head to one of the UK’s most famous RSPB reserves, Bempton, which has the largest and most accessible mainland nesting colony of birds such as gannet, plus puffins, razorbills and guillemots. You can watch the birds from a number of official viewpoints, or explore the family-friendly visitor centre, which is full of puffin memorabilia.

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Stunning Landmarks

The area is steeped in history, too. Two famous Flamborough landmarks include the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ lighthouses. The first was built in 1669 and it’s understood that it was never actually lit. It’s now a Grade II listed building, the oldest complete lighthouse structure in the UK and one of the oldest in the world. The ‘new ‘ lighthouse, built in 1806, acts as a waypoint for deep sea vessels and coastal traffic as well as marking Flamborough Head for vessels heading for Scarborough and Bridlington. Visitors can climb the 119 steps to the top of the lighthouse to see the magnificent vistas of the surrounding area.


If you have family visiting then they will love the beaches of North and South Landing. These offer some fantastic rock-pooling opportunities and the Living Seas Centre has all the top tips to help you make the most of the coast. And, if the weather's not on your side, explore Flamborough village and its small collection of pubs and of course some traditional fish and chip shops.