The Yorkshire coast is a thing of beauty all year round. Its coastal paths, beaches and fishing villages seem to be frozen in time – and are the perfect place to visit to clear the mind and get back to nature. And, speaking of nature, during the months of March through to July, you can witness the majestic birds the puffins in Yorkshire as they gather on the Yorkshire cliffs to raise a family in the towering chalk cliffs in the North Sea.
Where Can I See Puffins In Yorkshire?
This stretch of coast is alive with nature and wildlife all year round but spring through to summer on RSPB Bempton Cliffs and YWT Flamborough Cliffs around half a million seabirds gather to raise a family on towering chalk cliffs that overlook the North Sea.
You can witness a range of birds along with puffins, you’re sure to see gannets, guillemots and Kittiwakes. But, there is something so regal about the Atlantic Puffin in Yorkshire with its feathered tuxedo and burnt orange beak that makes it a firm favourite with visitors.
How many puffins head to Yorkshire?
It is estimated that there are around 500 pairs of puffins that breed along the Yorkshire coast each year.
The two Yorkshire spots are unique in that they’re the only viewable mainland puffin spots in England. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that Flamborough Headland draws in almost 200,000 people a year to witness these incredible birds.
Puffins like a peaceful life and make arm’s length-deep burrow on offshore islands dotted around the UK coast. Flamborough Headland is one of the best spots to catch a glimpse of them.
You can join expert guides at these two top spots or just take your chances and go down and have a look at yourself.
Feature Image Credit: Visit East Yorkshire