Flamborough village is situated on the east coast of Yorkshire on a small promontory just four miles north of Bridlington.
When you reach the centre of the village from Bridlington you will see a small roundabout with the Fisherman's Memorial. Proceed straight across – you will have Monument Garage on your right. You are on Chapel Street and as the road curves to the right it becomes Woodcock Road. You will pass another garage on your right and shortly afterwards you will see a junction on your right marked “Village Centre”. Turn right here. After 100 metres or so the road starts to narrow and you should see Crab Pot Cottage on the right. If the double gates are open please pull in off the street and ring the front door bell.
North Landing and South Landing are all within a 1 mile radius of the cottage and Flamborough Head is approximately 1-1/2 miles giving easy access to the wonders of the area. The whole area is idyllic for ramblers, bird watchers, divers, golfers and anyone wishing for a quiet rural retreat yet only just outside the seaside resort of Bridlington.
Flamborough Head was notified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1986 under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act. It was then identified as a Special Protection Area (SPA) in 1993 and a candidate Special Area of Conservation (cSAC) in 1996. Flamborough Head is also a Heritage Coast. Its submerged chalk reefs, an unusual habitat in the British Isles, extend up to 6 km offshore.
There are an abundance of walks in the East Riding and coastal paths following the dramatic National Heritage coastline north and south as well as inland, taking in the old (1669) and new (1806) lighthouses and fog horn station on Flamborough Head. The headland consists of rugged chalk cliffs full of bays and coves. These rugged chalk outcrops provide the anchors needed for the hundreds of birds to attach their nests. Nearby Bempton hosts an RSPB reserve where all manner of bird-life may be observed from a Heron Gull to a Puffin depending on the time of the year. There are many wrecks off Flamborough Head which provide great interest for divers. The undulating Yorkshire Wolds provide miles of beautiful walking country. A stay in Flamborough provides an ideal focal point for exploring all that the east coast of Yorkshire has to offer.
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