is one of the east coast's great seaside resorts, famous for its fish and chips
and beach holidays.
But it is also the gateway to one of the best seabird
experiences anywhere in the UK - Bempton Cliffs.
Enjoy a trip to 'seabird
Why not get out to our rocky coastlines which are rich
in sea birds and wild flowers?
- Why not take a few tips from the Nature's Calendar
team? Try your hand at bird watching and plant identification.
- Visitor Guide
Cliffs, near Bridllington, Yorkshire.
- 01262 851179
Tourist info - 01262 673474
survey: ||OS grid reference: TA197738|
reserve site plan|
Bird watching - over
200,000 sea birds breed on the reserve April-August.
Five safe viewpoints
overlook colonies of birds including Puffins (April-July), Guillemots, Razorbills,
Gannets, Kittiwakes and Fulmars between March and mid-August.
trail at cliff top.
The RSPB Yorkshire Belle takes about an hour to sail
north to get to the cliffs. The full trip takes around three hours.
Binoculars and protective
hat. Be prepared for the noise and the smell of the birds. Bird identification
book - RSPB book shop on site.
There are refreshments on site on
the cliff tops.
times for nature watching:|
March and mid-August.
viewpoints at top of the cliffs - crushed limestone surface. Slightly restricted
view in some places due to safety barriers.
Grandstand view: 200
m from visitor centre and car park - accessible by wheelchairs and pushchairs
Four miles north of Bridlington.
Cliff road from Bempton and follow the B1229 from Flamborough to Filey.
station is 1.5 miles away.
Bus service from Bridlington to Bempton.
The nearest stop is in Bempton village - take the road northwards up the lane
to the reserve. Walking time - 15 minutes.
Car parking on site.
The reserve is open year
round. Visitor centre open 10am-5pm March-October plus 9.30am-4pm on winter weekends.
Closed Christmas week.
Book RSPB boat trip in advance.
for RSPB boat trip.|
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