Situated in East Yorkshire, the sand and shingle beach of Mappleton Beach is backed by red till cliffs.
At low tide, the vast expanse of the beach is exposed, revealing large swathes of sandy beach for you to explore. At high tide, you can still explore much of the beach, though do be sure to check tide times before visiting. Be sure to pack some buckets and spades as you’ll definitely be able to get a lot of use out of them at this wondrous patch of Yorkshire!
Due to a high rate of sea erosion, Mappleton beach is an excellent spot for fossil hunting. However, the surrounding cliffs are the fastest eroding in Europe so you should stay away from them as they are constantly eroding. Additionally, erosion has uncovered unexploded bombs, remnants from Mappleton’s past as a MoD bombing range. So be sure to follow signs, keep watch over little ones and report any suspicious objects.
Mappleton Beach is a largely safe beach and is still a widely popular spot to relax at and is popular with families due to its great open space and scenic views. Though the path leading to the beach is somewhat steep, it is made from even concrete and is accessible for pushchair and wheelchair users. Additionally, the beach itself is level and firm.
For those who have lots of energy and a wish to further explore the magnificent Yorkshire Coast, we recommend a trip to Hornsea Beach. This beach is north of Mappleton Beach, though you can find numerous walking guides online detailing scenic routes and points of interest between the two beaches. We recommend the walking guide by Hill Top Kat, as the route is clearly described and even has supplementary photos. So what are you waiting for, get out there and explore!