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Flamborough South Landing Beach

Flamborough South Landing Beach

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What to do
Use the map at the top of the page to follow nature trails, enjoy the glorious sea views and explore the vast amount of wildlife on offer. Down at the beach there are plenty of opportunities for rock pooling. Why not pay a visit to Danes Dyke, free of charge, Flamborough Lighthouse (small admission fee) or the living seas visitor centre, where you will find a wealth of information about Yorkshire's fascinating marine and coastal wildlife. Exciting events are run from the centre across the year for all ages.

http://www.ywt.org.uk/Living-Seas-Centre

From the cliff tops, there are panoramic sea views due south, an unusual experience on the Yorkshire coast.
South Landing is manages by the countryside access team. Our goals is to balance recreational activities with conserving wildlife. The nature trail, along with the rest of the Heritage Coast is a great place to discover wild flowers, with over 350 species recorded. In the meadow colourful vetches and marsh orchids bloom, in the woods yellow celandine and primroses are scattered amongst the trees and on the cliffs pretty pink thrift flowers thrive. The wood contains many dead elm trees which have succumbed to Dutch Elm disease. This dead wood provides and excellent wildlife habitat and is left standing to benefit invertebrates, birds and bats. Listen out for great spotted woodpeckers hammering on the tree trunks. The reserve also hosts an important colony of tree sparrows, whose numbers have declined across the country by 95%. Tree sparrows have beautiful chestnut-coloured heads and a black spot on their cheek.

History of South Landing

In 2002 South Landing was designated a Local Nature Reserve in recognition of its wildlife value and importance to the local community.
South Landing is the likely location of a medieval harbour, which existed from the early 14th century to the late 16th century. Several artefacts on the reserve including anchor and burial stone originate from the area. Local heritage is important at South Landing. The distinctive Whale Bridge on the reserve features the names of whale species. Some small fishing boats are still working today.

Picnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Please keep your dog under close control and do not disturb wildlife of other visitors. Please clean up after your dog. Pay and Display charges apply all year. The nature trail has a firm surface and is step free. Access to the beach is via a steep flight of 75 steps from the trail. Alternatively walk from the car park down the steep road to the lifeboat station, unfortunately there is no parking here. Public toilets are located in the living seas centre car park, at Danes Dyke and Flamborough Lighthouse car park.

Open all the time

Contact

Countryside Access Team

01482 395208

Address

South Landing,
Flamborough,
YO15 1PQ

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TA 230692  Lat: 54.10452 Long: -0.11935

South Landing is located approximately one mile south of Flamborough village and four miles east of Bridlington.
From Bridlington take the B1255 to Flamborough then the B1259, turning right and following signs to South Landing. A local bus service is also available.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Please keep your dog under close control and do not disturb wildlife of other visitors. Please clean up after your dog. Pay and Display charges apply all year. The nature trail has a firm surface and is step free. Access to the beach is via a steep flight of 75 steps from the trail. Alternatively walk from the car park down the steep road to the lifeboat station, unfortunately there is no parking here. Public toilets are located in the living seas centre car park, at Danes Dyke and Flamborough Lighthouse car park.