Mappleton Beach

Mappleton Beach - Yorkshire
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The wide sandy beach located in front of the East Riding village of Mappleton is ideal for dog walking. This section of North Sea coastline is known as Holderness and is situated around 3 miles (5 km) south of the seaside resort of Hornsea.

Whilst you won’t find any of the traditional at seaside attractions seen up the coast at Mappleton there is a free car park at top of cliffs and tea rooms nearby.

Mappleton is a former MoD bombing range and as such there are signs warning of old armaments and the danger of picking up metal objects. However, this doesn’t stop people enjoying the vast wide open spaces at low tide.

The Holderness coastline is home to the fastest eroding cliffs in Europe so steer clear of them! The sea here is reclaiming areas of land at a rate of nearly 10 metres (30ft) a year. This is good news for fossil hunters but has also been known to uncover the odd unexploded bomb.

Type of beach

Sand and shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Slipway

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

TA 2273 4401

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Mappleton Beach Reviews

Aug 18th 2021

Beautiful beach but car park too small.. people parking throughout the village but alot had tickets on their cars….think next time I will just visit Hornsea as many more facilities and plenty of parking

Shhhh don’t tell people about this beach

Chris T
Aug 01st 2020

Great beach, fantastic day out.

Aug 08th 2019

Windy but perfectly pleasant. Sea was freezing unsurprisingly

Aug 16th 2022

Really great beach for the kids but now only about 12 car parking spaces and 2 of those had big motorhomes in them! There are double yellows throughout the village and parking is very poor. The beach is tidal so beware when we finally got parked the tide was in! They were also blowing up unexploded bombs a bit further down when we went one time really loud frightened my little ones to death.

Apr 18th 2022

Have attempted to visit again this weekend,absolutely nowhere to park such a small car park for a lovely big beach. Have driven round and round and gave up and went to Hornsea lots of free parking there and then walked along the beach to Mappleton. The council need to build a better car park its inadequate and not fair to visitors.

Stunning miles of sandy beach

Margaret T
Aug 03rd 2021

Stunning beach, some rocky areas but miles of stunning sandy beach to enjoy walking with your dog.
Parking limited, about 30 cars but free with easy access to the beach via slipway. Toilets handy in carpark. Small Cafe nearby and only a short drive into Hornsea.
Can’t wait to go there again!