Thornwick Bay Beach

Thornwick Bay beach, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Thornwick Bay is located on the Yorkshire Coastline at Flamborough Head near Bridlington. A headland and magnificent cliffs with two bays of shingle, pebbles and flint. The large bay is Thornwick Bay and the small one, Little Thornwick Bay. You can walk the beach between them at low tide and a natural amphitheatre exists with many rock pools.

    The headland around here is full of caves, the 3 largest are: Smugglers Cave which is the largest on the East coast of England, Church Cave and Thornwick Cave.

    Fishing and scuba diving is popular in and around Thornwick Bay. Maritime records show 100s of wrecks within the bay area. Can have some strong currents.

    Thornwick Bay is a spectacular setting and many people visit not just for the beach and rock pools but to enjoy the cliff top walks observing the seabirds including Puffins, Guillemots and Kittiwakes etc. Flamborough Head is an official bird observatory.

    Thornwick Bay is reached from the cafe where you have parking and good food.

    Large Hoseasons Thornwick Bay caravan park located on the headland.

    We have no dog information for Thornwick Bay beach.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Thornwick Bay Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 10 beaches around Bridlington, 16 beaches in East Riding of Yorkshire, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Thornwick Bay Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 23°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain starting in the evening.
       59%  30%   10 mph
      4:47 am    9:09 pm
    Tuesday, May 23rd
     Partly cloudy until evening.
       54%  21%   6 mph
      4:46 am    9:11 pm

    Wednesday, May 24th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       2%  48%   5 mph
      4:44 am    9:12 pm
    Thursday, May 25th
     Partly cloudy until evening.
       0%  31%   2 mph
      4:43 am    9:14 pm

    Friday, May 26th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
       0%  19%   9 mph
      4:42 am    9:15 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Light rain overnight.
       0%  11%   10 mph
      4:41 am    9:17 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain in the morning.
       68%  67%   5 mph
      4:39 am    9:18 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Drizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       34%  18%   6 mph
      4:38 am    9:19 pm

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