Local Area

About the area: Click here for map. Bempton is a small village on the Flamborough headland of the Yorkshire Coast. Miles of award winning stunning sandy beaches lie to the immediate north and south of Bempton.

The village has a pub, a post office & shop; an antiques yard; a 12th century church and a duckpond! Essential supplies can be found at the well-stocked shop and Post Office a minute’s walk up the street. There is a Co-Op in Flamborough and larger supermarkets in Bridlington. The pub is less than a minute away and is very friendly and serves food. Quiz night is Tuesday.

The famous Bempton cliffs are a walk over the fields a mile away – the only place in the UK where puffins can be seen nesting – and you can enjoy the facilities of the RSPB nature reserve. A short drive away lie the seaside towns of Filey, Scarborough, and Bridlington all with fantastic seaside resources. Surfing at Cayton Bay; Fossil hunting at Ravenscar; cycling through Dalby Forest – there’s a wealth of activities locally including stunning coastal paths. The vibrant, historic city of York is only 45 minutes away; Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay 45 minutes. This is a great base from which to explore the Yorkshire Moors and Coast.

Bempton Cliffs looking south towards Thornwick Bay

There are great beaches all within a 10-20 minute drive of the house: Humanby Gap is sandy – you can walk along the beach to Filey from there and provides a great view looking south of Bempton Cliffs; Thornwick Bay and Flamborough Head provide good walks and rock pools to explore – with views of Bempton Cliffs this time looking north. The walk along Thornwick Bay at low-tide is fabulous. Bridlington beach provides 40 miles of golden sand going south to Spurn Point. All the seaside fun of donkey rides; ice-creams; boating lake and trips out to see the Cliffs from the Harbour can be found here.

Humanby Gap Beach – looking north towards Filey