Reighton Beach

Reighton is a long, sandy beach just to the north-west of the Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast, looking northwards over Filey Bay. The beach is popular for swimming as well as walking.

Reighton is an excellent place to stretch the legs, thanks the vast expanses of flat sands that are exposed at low tide and the spectacular views of the cliffs that run along the coastline. These cliffs are rich is fossils and it may be possible to find washed-up specimens on and around the beach.

Reighton Sands Caravan Park is situated on top of the cliffs that back the beach.  The park can be reached up a ramp from the beach, where there is a café. Parking for the beach can be found at the end of Sands Road. A fairly steep path takes visitors down to the beach.

Nearby, facilities can be found in the villages of Hummanby, and Primrose Valley, including an amusement centre. The Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve can be found to the east of the beach, and the cliff-top walk here offers excellent views as well as the opportunity to see many species of birds, and occasionally even whales and dolphins out in the surf.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing

Nearest town



YO14 9SN

OS grid ref.

TA 1443 7620


The car park is a short walk from the beach.

Water quality

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Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Reighton Beach Reviews

My favourite beach

Jul 10th 2020

Great for families . Lots of rock pools. Fossils galore . Clean sand and sea. Can walk to Filey at low tide.

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