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Place Category: Beaches
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.
Thornwick Bay Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 23°C on Sunday.Light rain starting in the evening.Today's Forecast
9->2059% 30% 10 mph
4:47 am 9:09 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, May 23rd
11->1854% 21% 6 mph
4:46 am 9:11 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, May 24th
12->202% 48% 5 mph
4:44 am 9:12 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Thursday, May 25th
12->210% 31% 2 mph
4:43 am 9:14 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Friday, May 26th
11->200% 19% 9 mph
4:42 am 9:15 pmLight rain overnight.Saturday, May 27th
9->220% 11% 10 mph
4:41 am 9:17 pmLight rain in the morning.Sunday, May 28th
12->2368% 67% 5 mph
4:39 am 9:18 pmDrizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Monday, May 29th
9->1934% 18% 6 mph
4:38 am 9:19 pm
Thornwick Bay Beach Tide Times
Thornwick Bay Beach Water quality
No water quality measurement available for Thornwick Bay Beach.
Photos from around the surrounding area