Tunstall Beach

Tunstall Beach - Yorkshire
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This rural, sandy beach, at the southern end of Bridlington Bay, is composed of pebbles and shingle backed by low, clay cliffs. Behind the beach there is agricultural land and a holiday village. 

At low tide an area of wet sand is exposed and sometimes it is possible for those who know what to look for, to see the clay and peat remains of an ancient submerged forest, known as Sand-le-Mere.  Hull museum holds the hind-leg bone of a red deer excavated from this site. 

Tunstall beach is popular with families and those seeking a tranquil spot. It is also one of the best spots for fishing in the area. 

This stretch of the coastline is being rapidly eroded by the sea and access to the beach for visitors not staying at the holiday park can be difficult.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dog exercise area.

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  • Toilets
  • Pub nearby
  • Slipway

Nearest town



HU12 0JQ

OS grid ref.

TA 3177 3125


Parking available.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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