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Situated along the Flamborough Headland on the East Yorkshire coast, the secluded Selwicks Bay Beach is a sand and pebble beach.

Set against white chalk cliffs, Selwicks is teeming with birdlife and a dream for birdwatchers. Look out and you can spot a variety of birds, from gannets and gulls to eider ducks and oyster-catchers. The picturesque views offered by Selwicks also include sea stacks and even a 17th century lighthouse that is still in use today. Lucky visitors may be able to even spot seals frolicking in the waters so be sure to fully charge your cameras and phones!

Be sure to check tide times before your visit, as there is little beach for you to enjoy at high tide. At low tide, the rocky chalk platform is revealed as well as many rock pools for you to search. Several caves and inlets are also exposed, though care must be taken when exploring caves further away from the main beach and children should be supervised.

The walk down to the beach is rather steep, so those with mobility issues may find the journey difficult. However, Selwicks Bay Beach is well worth a visit for those who can manage the journey down.

Q What facilities are available at Selwicks Bay Beach?

Near the beach you will find a gift shop, a café, a carpark, a lighthouse and toilets.

Q Are dogs allowed at Selwicks Bay Beach?

Dogs are permitted at Selwicks Bay Beach all year round but no dog waste bins are provided.

Q How long is Selwicks Bay Beach?

Selwicks Bay Beach is around 3/4 miles long.

Q Is there a nearby carpark at Selwicks Bay Beach?

There is a large carpark near the beach. After entering Flamborough Village, head toward Flamborough Lighthouse (B1259). There is a large car park next to the Headlands Family Restaurant and Café.

You need to a purchase a ticket to park here between 8am - 6pm, and parking outside of these times is then free. No overnight parking is permitted.

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