RSPB Bempton Cliffs
One of England's top wildlife attractions. Over 200,000 nesting seabirds, including gannets and puffins, from April - September. Visitor Centre, shop, refreshments, toilets, nature trail and spectacular cliff top walks throughout the year.
On a visit to this wonderful site, you are guaranteed grandstand views as an amazing wildlife story unfolds and the birds nest and raise their young. From the cliff-top path and our special viewpoints, you'll experience the sights, the sounds - and the smells - of life among one of the UK's largest and most important seabird colonies.
But the action isn't just during the spring and summer; each season brings a different experience. From the cacophony of noise at breeding time, to the spectacular grandeur of the sea crashing against the towering cliffs in autumn and winter, there's always something different at RSPB Bempton Cliffs.
Don't worry if you're not too hot at identifying birds, we have specially-trained, friendly staff and volunteers on hand to help you spot the difference between a razorbill and a guillemot, a kittiwake and a herring gull.
So, whether you're out to watch the endearing puffins or to blow away the cobwebs with a walk along the cliff-top path, RSPB Bempton Cliffs is a brilliant place to be.
The five cliff-top viewpoints and a bird feeding station are:
Grandstand: 200 m from visitor centre and car park, accessible by wheelchairs and pushchairs with care.
Bartlett Nab: 400 m from visitor centre and car park and not easily accessible by wheelchairs or pushchairs
Jubilee Corner: 900 m from visitor centre and car park, not easily accessible by wheelchairs or pushchairs
New Roll-up: 500 m from visitor centre and car park, not easily accessible by wheelchairs or pushchairs
Staple Newk: 900m from visitor centre and car park, not easily accessible by wheelchairs or pushchairs.
The bird feeding station is easily reached and is 50 m from visitor centre and car park.
There is one nature trail leading to five cliff-top viewpoints. The most distant viewpoints are 900 m from the visitor centre. Part of the trail is crushed chalk, with the remainder over worn grass. There is easy wheelchair and pushchair access to one viewpoint only. Paths can be wet and slippery following wet weather conditions, therefore care should be taken.
The reserve is situated at grid reference TA197738.
Entry is free of charge to RSPB members.
Charge for non-members is £5.00 per car, £8.00 per mini bus and £10.00 per coach.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
March to October - daily from 10:00 until 17:00
November to February - daily from 10:00 until 16:00.
For Christmas week opening times, please call 01262 851179.
ContactThe Visitor Centre
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VenueRSPB Bempton Cliffs
Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF
Map reference: TA 196739 Lat: 54.14745 Long: -0.16939
The reserve is on the cliff road from the village of Bempton, which is on the B1229 road from Flamborough to Filey. In Bempton village, turn northwards at the White Horse public house and the reserve is at the end of the road after 1 mile (follow the brown tourist signs).
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By public transport:
Trains and buses stop at Bempton, 1.5 miles/2.4 km from the reserve. The timetables are seasonal so we advise you call the Visitor Centre for further details. Nearest ferry port in Hull and Humberside Airport in north Lincolnshire
Nearest railway station 200 m south of Bempton village. Exit station and turn left, follow road down to church, walk up lane adjacent to church to staggered cross-road junction. Walk across road and take the road adjacent to the White Horse public house, northwards to the reserve. Total walking distance 2.4 km. Walking time 20 minutes.
Nearest bus stop in Bempton village, 1.5 km from the reserve. Buses will drop off at any point on request. Disembark at White Horse public house and follow road northwards up the lane to the reserve. Walking time 15 minutes.
Nearest station : Bempton station
Refreshments available: Hot drinks, cold drinks, snacks and confectionery
The shop stocks: Books, bird food and gifts