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Tunstall Beach

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Tunstall Beach - Yorkshire

© Andy Beecroft and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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

Shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dog exercise area.

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Activities

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Pub nearby
  • Slipway

Nearest town

Withernsea

Postcode

HU12 0JQ

OS grid ref.

TA 3177 3125

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended