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Flamborough

Rugged and windswept, Flamborough is one of the Yorkshire coast’s most dramatic locations. The white cliffs tower over beaches perfect for hiking and birdwatching – Flamborough is just a stone’s throw away from one of the UK’s most famous RSPB reserves, Bempton, which boasts the largest and most accessible mainland nesting colony of the handsome gannet, plus puffins, razorbills, guillemots and other seabirds.The beaches of North and South Landing offer some fantastic rock-pooling - under the watchful eye of seals or maybe even a peregrine falcon - and the Living Seas Centre has all the top tips to help you make the most of the coast. 

The area is steeped in history, too. Flamborough is a magnet for those who love lighthouses, as there’s not just one, but two – the first, a stately chalk tower, was built in 1669 and, it’s believed, was never lit. It’s now a Grade II listed building, the oldest complete lighthouse structure in the UK and one of the oldest in the world. The ‘new ‘ lighthouse, built in 1806, acts as a waypoint for deep sea vessels and coastal traffic as well as marking Flamborough Head for vessels heading for Scarborough and Bridlington.

The Battle of Flamborough Head, which took place in 1779, is one of the most celebrated sea battles of the American War of Independence, between an American squadron led by John Paul Jones and the two British escort vessels protecting a large merchant convoy.

Plan Your Visit

 
Flamborough Lighthouse
Walking at Flamborough

What's On

Event Table

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date event
Wed 26 Apr All Ride at Bridlington North Promenade, Bridlington
Sat 1 - Sun 30 Apr Artist Sue Stockdale at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Mon 3 - Fri 28 Apr Easter Break at Cober Hill, Scarborough
Tue 18 - Sat 29 Apr European Blackball Pool Championships at Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
Wed 26 Apr Give Blood: Blood Donation Session at Scarborough Spa, Scarborough
Sat 22 Apr - Sat 21 Oct Hornsea Market at Hornsea, Hornsea
Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Wed 26 Apr 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

Easter Break

Easter Break

Scarborough

Mon 3 - Fri 28 Apr 2017

Why not join us for an Easter Break at Cober Hill? Inclusive of a day trip to Farndale to see the Daffodils! £308pp Full Board or £268.00pp DBB Monday - Thursday. Call Reception on 01723 870310 to book.

Give Blood

Give Blood: Blood Donation Session

Scarborough

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Do something amazing.

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Lasting Impressions - Printmakers Council Archive

Scarborough

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017

A captivating exhibition celebrating printmakers and their work.

Books By the Beach

Scarborough Book Festival - Books by Sea

Scarborough

Wed 26 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

Books by the Beach | 26 APRIL - 1 MAY 2017

Car Boot

Skirlington Sunday Market and car Boot

Hornsea

Sun 5 Feb - Sun 17 Dec 2017

East Yorkshire's biggest Sunday market and car boot sales.

Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Bridlington

Thu 30 Mar - Thu 26 Oct 2017

Bridlington's biggest weekly car boot sale. Open every Thursday from 30th March to the end of October 2017. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and Tuesdays during the summer season, 6am-2pm, 100's of stalls, demo's, rides & attractions.

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House (12a)

Whitby

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Running Time: 106 mins Rating: 12a Monday 24 April: 2.30pm Tuesday 25 April: 7.30pm Wednesday 26 April: 7.30pm

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Free guided 1 hour walk for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Withernsea

Withernsea

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Free guided 1 hour walk for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.

Beauty & Beast

Beauty & The Beast (PG)

Whitby

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Running Time: 123 mins Rating: PG Various Show Times

Ensemble 360

Ensemble 360

Scarborough

Thu 27 Apr 2017

The wonderful Music in the Round return with work by Glazunov, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Age guidance: 8+

North Bridlington - Mile Marker Route 2

Mile Marker Health Walk

Bridlington

Thu 27 Apr 2017

A beginner 30/45 minute health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes, aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

Four Mums In A Boat

Books By The Beach: Four Mums In A Boat

Scarborough

Fri 28 Apr 2017

Books by the Beach presents 'Four Mums in a Boat'

Cober Hill

Cycling Weekend

Scarborough

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Apr 2017

Come and enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast for just £99per person on Friday 28th April - Sunday 30th April.

Filey Folk Festival

Filey Folk Festival

Filey

Fri 28 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

Filey Folk Festival is one of the mainstays of this North Yorkshire seaside town's musical year.

Supersonic 70s

The Supersonic 70s Show - April

Whitby

Fri 28 Apr 2017

The ‘SUPERSONIC 70s Show’ - “The most explosive show in theatre land”

Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire

Scarborough

Fri 28 Apr 2017

For the third year in a row Scarborough will be an official host town for the Tour de Yorkshire when it returns in 2017.

Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire

Whitby

Fri 28 Apr 2017

For the third year in a row Scarborough will be an official host town for the Tour de Yorkshire when it returns in 2017.

Absolute Bowie

Absolute Bowie

Scarborough

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Celebrating the life and music of David Bowie.

View from Oliver's Mount

Festival of Speed Bike & Car Hill Climb

Scarborough

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Apr 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the Festival of Speed Hill Climb.

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Sewerby Parkrun is a free 5k timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkrun is a community event run by volunteers aimed at encouraging people to keep fit, healthy and active. Runners of all abilities are welcome.

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Sun 30 Apr 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.