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Thornwick Bay


Thornwick Bay general information



From Bridlington follow the signs for Flamborough and then pick up the signs for the North Landing. Just before you get to the North Landing you will see the sign for Thornwick Caves and Bird Sanctuary (just before the Viking Hotel - see picture right). Turn in here, pay your £1 at the 
hut and follow the track to the parking area.

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Parking information   Parking at Thornwick Bay

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Thornwick Bay is a northerly facing bay, just around the corner from Flamborough Head. At high water on a sunny day it is one of the most picturesque places I've visited, with its crystal blue water and white chalk cliffs, topped with lush green grass. Fishing here is a real privilege.

Thornwick Bay is located just before the North Landing. Look out for the sign below - this is where you turn in.

The entrace to the parking area at Thornwick Bay

There is a cafe next to the parking area which is open throughout the summer season.

The cafe at Thornwick Bay

Access to the beach is via either the footpath in front of the cafe, or by the footpath to the right of the parking area which is far easier (both marked on the main map). Do not try to use the steps and footpath to the left of the parking area - see below.

Warning signs at Thornwick Bay

If you get the weather, tide, seastate and bait right then Thornwick Bay can throw up some excellent catches. 

These two Scarborough anglers had a good cod session.

A fine brace of Thornwick Bay cod

Cod from the kelp at Thornwick Bay

Caution: Not only can the rocks here be slippery, they can also be very sharp due to masses of barnacles. The paths around the bay can be dangerous when muddy.


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