South Landing (Flamborough) Beach

South Landing (Flamborough) Beach - Yorkshire
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South Landing beach lies on the south side of Flamborough Head, just over 3 miles north-east of Bridlington, within an area which has been designated a Local Nature Reserve.

The shingle and pebble beach here is backed by grassy, chalk cliffs, which provide beachgoers with some degree of shelter from the sea breezes. At low tide, a number of rockpools, teeming with crabs, small fish and other wildlife can be found in and around the chalk-reef.

South Landing is also a good place for bird watching. In the summer guillemots, gannets, sand martins and fulmars can all be found here. In the winter there is a chance of spotting eider ducks. 

There are a number of walking trails in the area, including some cliff-top walks with good views over Bridlington Bay.

A car park with a picnic site can be found just off South Sea Road.  From here it is a steep descent, down 75 steps, past RNLI Flamborough Lifeboat Station and down to the beach.

The nearby Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Living Seas Centre is worth a visit to learn more about the ocean and the creatures that live there.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

The beach is not cleaned and dogs are allowed all year.

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  • Good fishing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop

Nearest town



YO15 1AG

OS grid ref.

TA 2313 6925


There is fee parking for 200 cars (including disabled).

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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South Landing (Flamborough) Beach Reviews

Exceptionally scenic location

Feb 02nd 2023

Peaceful location and exceptionally scenic when the tide goes out. The lifeboat station adds to the interest too.

Aug 17th 2022

Lovely quiet beach glad I found it

Long may it stay a secret!

Aug 06th 2021

Beautiful, sheltered and secluded. A haven away from it all with waves and rock pools. A little piece of heaven. Stay away!!!