Skipsea Beach

Skipsea Beach - Yorkshire
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The narrow, sandy beach at Skipsea lies on the East Riding coast, between Hornsea and Bridlington.  There has been some serious coastal erosion here in recent years and a variety of sea defences can be found here, although concern remains about the seemingly unstoppable rate at which the cliffs are being washed away by the sea. 

The beach is backed by Holderness Cliffs, above which is a static caravan park. The beach’s rural location, and the difficulty accessing the shoreline, ensures that this beach never gets too busy.  Birdwatching and fishing are quite popular here. 

Skipsea village has a pub, a service station and a post office.  Nearby Skipsea Castle is a good example of an early Norman motte and bailey fortification.  Today only the earthenworks and an impressive mound remain.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

There are no dog restrictions.

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  • Good fishing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Shop
  • Slipway

Nearest town



YO25 8TU

OS grid ref.

TA 1757 5709


Parking is limited.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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