Nestled along the Flamborough Headland, you will find the picturesque beach of Thornwick Bay.
What is Thornwick Bay like?
The surrounding chalk cliffs at Thornwick Bay are teeming with birdlife, making it a great destination for birdwatching, as well as for picnics and cliff top walks. Busy yourself searching for sea creatures in the numerous rock pools or explore the numerous caves dotted about the beach, which were used by smugglers and pirates.
The walk down to the beach is quite steep and narrow in parts, and the rocks can become quite slippery, so be careful when visiting.
Further points of interest
At low tide, you can walk to Thornwick’s much smaller neighbour, Little Thornwick. As both are largely rocky, the walk between the two beaches is rather challenging and you should check tide times before making this journey. The beach offers panoramic views across the sea, which is said to be home to many pirate shipwrecks, and stunning sea arches.
Fancy seeing more of what the area has to offer? You can follow a scenic coastal path to North Landing Bay, a similarly stunning and dramatic beach. Here you can add to your rockpool winnings and further explore the area’s dark past.