Flamborough Head and Lighthouse
Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire
Average time spent – 2+ hours.
Things to do at Flamborough Head and Lighthouse review – No guide to things to do in the UK would be complete without including one of the most beautiful places to visit. Flamborough head is stunning and it’s somewhere I’ve been visiting for many years.
Flamborough head itself has white cliffs all around and the head itself looks down onto views of these cliffs and the sea. You can take the steep walk down from here to the north beach. Try to time your visit with the tide being out as then there is more to explore such as caves and rock pools. (do be wary of the tide at all times). Back on the cliff, you have a great vantage point looking down on nesting birds, you might even spot a puffin at the right time of year. You can walk as far as you like along the cliff edge, it does erode in places so don’t walk too close to the edge.
Flamborough lighthouse has limited opening times throughout the year. It is still a working lighthouse which can be seen for miles around and was built in 1806. When it is open guided tours run every 30 minutes. The tour of the lighthouse lasts for around 20 minutes and you experience some wonderful views from the top. Children must be 1.1metres to be able to visit the Lighthouse and there are 119 steps to the top. If you take a walk on the headland, spend some time down on north beach and visit the lighthouse you will easily spend a few hours at Flamborough head.
Eating – There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks next to the car park.
Facilities in brief – Flamborough head is a great place for coastal walks along cliffs, beach with rock pools and caves, a lighthouse with guided tours. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.
Entry price – *Cheap/Free
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. It is free to visit Flamborough Head and north beach. The Lighthouse is *Cheap – Just under £5.00 per person. You do have to pay to park but it isn’t expensive at a maximum of £2.90 for all-day parking.
Opening: You can visit Flamborough Head all year round. For up to date opening times and dates for the lighthouse please follow this link.
Information on accessibility – The cafe and only one short path are suitable for wheelchairs.
Address: Flamborough Head, Bridlington YO15 1AR, East Riding Yorkshire, England.
Category – Great outdoors. Suitable for all ages – although there is a height limit for the lighthouse and I wouldn’t recommend toddlers try walking down to the beach.
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