Yorkshire Coastal Gem With Hidden Coves & Enchanting Rockpools For Summer Escape

Yorkshire Coastal Gem With Hidden Coves & Enchanting Rockpools For Summer Escape

It’s always nice to find out about little gems in Yorkshire and this rocky beach in between the beautiful North Landing and Flamborough Lighthouses is just that. Selwicks Bay in East Yorkshire is a stunning pebbled beach surrounded by high cliffs that stretches just along the coast.

Set in a bay, hence the name, Selwicks Bay, although not a beach to spend time sunbathing, is home to many rockpools with snails and crabs and is also surrounded by huge white chalk cliffs with birds nesting.

Between North Landing and the lighthouse, a path dips down towards the coast where you’ll find the hidden bay. And, although it’s quite steep to get down to, the steps are set out of metal, which makes it easier, but may still be difficult if you have mobility issues.

Selwicks Bay East Yorkshire

There are a few paths of this nature heading from the cliffs onto the peddled beach. To get the most out of your trip down make sure you check the tides and time your visit for low tide as there isn’t much beach at high tide.

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At low tide, there are some amazing caves and inlets to explore that are usually hidden by the sea, which make for great atmospheric snaps

Selwicks Bay East Yorkshire
Credit: The Yorkshireman (Selwicks Bay with tide in)

The 400-ft chalk cliffs are home to a large number of birds, so make sure you don’t just spend your time with your eyes down hunting in the rock pools.

Keep an eye out for all kinds of variety of birds including gannets, oyster-catchers, gulls and eider ducks with the chance to see puffins which come over at certain times of the year.

Obviously whilst you are there make sure you visit the lighthouse, drinking dinosaur at Flamborough Had before heading in for some world-class fish and chips at Flamborough village and a pint in one of its many pubs.

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