We’ve just launched our very first cottage in Flamborough – the lovely Rock Lobster which is just 100 yards from the beach and has great views of the lighthouse from its position on Flamborough Head.
We are already smitten with this place – not only is it one of the best places to spot seabirds in the UK but the rugged cliffs and scenery really are stunning.
Take a look at our Top 6 things to do in Flamborough!
Watch the seabirds at RSBP Bempton Cliffs
This is the UK’s largest mainland Seabird Colony and is home to around 250,000 birds including guillemots and razorbills. It’s a great place to spot puffins (they are typically there between April and July) and you may even see harbour porpoises and grey seals swimming in the sea below.
There are six cliff-top viewing platforms where you can watch the birds safely and a Seabird Centre where you can learn more in an exhibition or watch them on big screens.
Visit Flamborough Head Lighthouse Visitors Centre
The first lighthouse at Flamborough Head was built in 1669. Although it was never lit you can still see the original chalk tower which is now a Grade II listed building. The present lighthouse dates back to 1806 and is still used today as a waypoint for deep sea vessels and coastal traffic.
The lighthouse is open to the public and for a small admission fee you can learn more about the history of it before climbing 119 steps to the top of the tower for one the best views around!
Go to the beach
There are beaches to both the North and South of Flamborough Head which are both great choices for rock pooling or relaxing with family and friends. North Landing is a quiet cove while South Landing is a large nature reserve which is home to Danes Dyke woodland and the YWT Living Seas Centre.
The Headlands Restaurant at Flamborough Head can be easily reached from both beaches if you fancy completing your day at the beach with fish and chips!
Visit the YWT Living Sea Centre
This informative centre has lots of information about Yorkshire’s marine and coastal wildlife and is a great choice for entertaining the kids. The Living Sea Officers run regular events such as Seashore Safaris and Scavenger Hunts plus there are lots of craft activities to try.
Head to Sewerby Halls and Gardens
This historic country house is set in 50 acres of stunning parkland and has plenty of things to see and do including a 12-hole pitch and put golf course, an adventure playground and even a zoo which has Llamas, Shetland Ponies and Capuchin Monkeys (does anyone else remember Marcel from Friends).
The house itself (which dates back to 1720) has been extensively renovated and now looks as it would have done in the Edwardian period including servants wing and children’s nursery.
Bondville Model Village
Just down the road from Sewerby Hall is the Bondville Model Village. This pretty village consists of 200 miniature buildings and has its own castle, ruined abbey and river complete with boats. Everything is built in proportion at a 1:12 scale and there is even a model railway that pulls miniature carriages around the village.
There is also a very nice (thankfully full-size) tea room you can visit as well for a coffee and a cake.
If you fancy visiting Flamborough for yourself, Rock Lobster is available to book now and sleeps up to 4 people within 2 bedrooms. For more information please call Gorgeous Cottages on 01642 263 249.