Flamborough Head and Lighthouse

Flamborough Head and Lighthouse

No guide to things to do in the UK would be complete without including one of the most beautiful places to visit. Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire is stunning and it’s somewhere I’ve been visiting for many years.

What can you do at Flamborough Head and Lighthouse?

Flamborough head itself has white cliffs all around and the head itself looks down onto views of these cliffs and the sea. You can take the steep walk down from here to the north beach. Try to time your visit with the tide being out as then there is more to explore such as caves and rock pools. (do be wary of the tide at all times).

Back on the cliff, you have a great vantage point looking down on nesting birds, you might even spot a puffin at the right time of year. You can walk as far as you like along the cliff edge, it does erode in places so don’t walk too close to the edge.

Flamborough Lighthouse has limited opening times throughout the year. It is still a working lighthouse that can be seen for miles around and was built in 1806. When it is open guided tours run every 30 minutes. The tour of the lighthouse lasts for around 20 minutes and you experience some wonderful views from the top.

Children must be 1.1 metres to be able to visit the Lighthouse and there are 119 steps to the top. If you take a walk on the headland, spend some time down on the north beach and visit the lighthouse you will easily spend a few hours at Flamborough Head.

Important Information Flamborough Head and Lighthouse

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks next to the car park.

What are the main things to do?

Flamborough Head is a great place for coastal walks along cliffs, a beach with rock pools and caves and a lighthouse with guided tours. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

It is free to visit Flamborough Head and North Beach. The Lighthouse is Just under £5.00 per person (prices are subject to change).

Is there parking?

There is parking and charges apply.

When are they open?

Flamborough Head is accessible all year round. The lighthouse has limited opening times.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome but not in the lighthouse

Are they accessible?

The cafe and only one short path are suitable for wheelchairs.

Flamborough Head and Lighthouse
Flamborough Head and Lighthouse
Flamborough Head and Lighthouse
Flamborough Head and Lighthouse

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