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Flamborough South Landing


Flamborough South Landing general information



From Bridlington: Follow the signs for Flamborough. As you go through Flamborough on the B1255 Flamborough Road keep your eye out for the sign for South Landing. This is on your right hand side.

From Scarborough: Take the A165 until you pass through Reighton, then turn off onto the B1229. Follow this through Bempton and into Flamborough. Eventually you will arrive at a T junction. Turn left. In a quarter of a mile you should see the sign for South Landing which is a turning on your right.

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Flamborough South Landing has had a harbour since medieval times, and the remains of this are still visible today. It still has a number of small commercial fishing boats which use the bay, but today the boats are mounted on trailers and hauled up the beach by tractors.

Situated near the South Landing car park you will find a small cafe (below) and a public toilet, while on the beach there is the lifeboat station, which now only houses an inshore rescue boat.

The cafe at Flamborough South Landing car park

Access to the beach is via the road. Motor vehicles are not allowed down this road without permission, and then only for loading or unloading. It's a pleasant walk down, but coming back up with heavy tackle can be tiring.

The road down to Flamborough South Landing

The area around the North Landing ranges from smooth sand to rough ground; there's a bit of everything. The first thing you'll notice is the high bank of large white pebbles which runs around the bay and marks the high water line. There are a number of areas where it is possible to fish through high tide and cast into fairly deep water. This is mainly onto clean sand, however mixed ground will be within most peoples casting range.

The extremes of the bay give way to rough ground, but this is not in the same league as Thornwick Bay, on the northern side of Flamborough Head. You might still lose tackle, just not as much.

Caution: Beware of tractors on the beach. The rocks around this area may be slippery. Make sure that you're not cut off by the tide.


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