Selwicks Bay Flamborough

Selwicks Bay Flamborough

Last Updated on February 20, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Selwicks Bay Flamborough review

Selwicks Bay is our favourite beach in the East Riding of Yorkshire, it is astoundingly beautiful and when the tide is out it is great for exploring.

The walk down to the beach is steep and relatively long but what waits for you at the bottom is well worth the effort. Make sure you visit when the tide is out or even better just going out as then there is more to safely explore.

When the tide is out you can walk around the inlets and explore further than the beach. Around to the left, there are caves and other craggy picture-perfect inlets. Make sure you take a net as there will also be plenty of rockpools to look in. You never know you might even find a crab. Selwicks Bay is also a popular place for nesting birds, so make sure you take your binoculars with you as you may even spot a puffin.

There isn’t much in the way of sand on the beach. It’s more a shingle so not ideal for sandcastles but don’t leave the bucket and spade behind as kids will love collecting pebbles and seaweed. There is no lifeguard on the beach and dogs are permitted all year round.

FAQ and Further Information Selwicks Bay Flamborough

Is there food and drink available?

There are no facilities down on the beach but there is a large popular cafe on top of the headland.

What are the main things to do?

Picture perfect beach with rockpools, inlets, caves and nesting birds. There are toilets, a shop and a cafe in the car park but no facilities down on the beach. Dog friendly.

Is there parking?

If you arrive by car you will have to pay to park. All-day parking is just under £3 so it won’t break the bank.

When are they open?

Selwicks bay beach is accessible all year round although do check the tide times.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are permitted all year round.

Are they accessible?

The beach is not accessible to wheelchairs or pushchairs. You need to be a good walker to get down and back up.

Selwicks Bay Flamborough
Selwicks Bay Flamborough
Selwicks Bay Flamborough
Selwicks Bay Flamborough
Selwicks Bay Flamborough
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