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Explore the East Yorkshire Coast year-round!

Spring is a fantastic time to visit the East Yorkshire coast as the weather is pleasant but the summer crowds haven’t yet arrived so you can explore the pretty seaside towns, coastal walks and fascinating wildlife in relative peace. Sweeping golden beaches, iconic nature reserves and gentle countryside plains await.

With 53 miles of coastline, you’re never far from a breath-taking view

To witness the East Yorkshire coast at its most wild and untamed, a visit to Flamborough Head is called for. 

If you love the great outdoors, you’ll feel right at home here. There are plenty of coastal paths to wander, it’s a great spot for bird watching and if you’re confident in the water you might even want to try sea canoeing. 

Bridlington, where the Yorkshire Wolds meet the sea, is a gem among seaside towns. With glorious wide sandy beaches, ancient streets lined with traditional shops, and a 900-year-old working harbour, this charming coastal town has it all. Spend the morning browsing the delightful old town before heading to the award-winning promenade.  

For a relaxing coastal hideaway, head to the small seaside town of Hornsea. It is home to Yorkshire's largest freshwater lake which boasts over 250 species of birds and plenty of opportunities for sailing and fishing. You’ll find plenty of history to explore here too. The award winning Hornsea Museum hosts a world- famous collection of more than 2,500 pieces of Hornsea pottery. 

The traditional seaside resort of Withernsea offers a Blue Flag beach of golden sand with its own rather regal castellated entrance, pier Towers, on a mile-long promenade and a rare inland lighthouse, now a museum, situated in the town centre. This family- friendly seaside town hosts a programme of events and summer carnivals. 

Bempton Cliffs, near Bridlington, is one of the UK’s top wildlife spectacles - almost half-a-million seabirds soaring above the towering chalk cliffs. 

During spring you can see guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, herring gulls, fulmars and shags nesting here as well as the largest seabird in the UK, the majestic gannet. And of course, we can’t forget everyone's favourite, the puffin! 

Another must-see for bird lovers is Spurn Point. This unique coastal national nature reserve features a long sandy spit stretching three and a half miles into the Humber Estuary from the Holderness Coast.  

The iconic Spurn Lighthouse looks proudly over the reserve which can also be explored aboard a Spurn Safari!  

Whenever you visit, it’s easy to switch off and clear your mind on the coast in East Yorkshire.