Selwicks Bay (Flamborough Head)
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Selwicks Bay lies on the Flamborough headland, just above the most easterly point in the promontory. Set in a bay at the foot of high cliffs this sand and pebble beach stretches for around 3/4 mile. As the tide goes out a rocky shoreline, with many rockpools, is revealed.
The 400-feet chalk cliffs around this part of the coast provide nesting for a large number of birds-this spot really is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Gannets, oyster-catchers, gulls and eider ducks can all be found here. From the cliffs above the sand and pebble beach there are striking views out over Bridlington Bay.
There has been a lighthouse near this spot since the 17th century. The current structure, built in 1806, still guides vessels safely around the rocky headland.
Also known as:
Type of beach
Sand & pebble
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are permitted access throughout the year. but no dog bins are provided.
OS grid ref.
TA 2543 7082