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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
- 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 caravan park located on the headland.
We have no dog information for Thornwick Bay beach.
No water quality measurement available for Thornwick Bay Beach.
Photos from around the surrounding area