Our traditional cruise to see the Lighthouse at Flamborough Head has been the mainstay of the Boat’s cruises for all of its 68 years.
On this trip we sail from Bridlington Harbour in a North Easterly direction across Bridlington Bay, famous for its sheltered seas.
As we reach the tip of Flamborough Head you will see both of the Lighthouses (the old and the “new”) and of course being at sea you will gain a perspective of the cliffs and these features, that cannot be seen from Bridlington.
Wildlife and seabird sightings on the Lighthouse trips may well be possible as we reach the tip of Flamborough Head (weather dependent). But to see Puffins, Kittiwakes and Gannets we would advise taking a longer trip to either Breil Newk or to Bempton Cliffs
As we leave the Harbour, we sail past Bridlington’s North Foreshore and the North Beach passing the landmark Expanse Hotel.
We then approach the chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head which also mark the start of the Flamborough Heritage Coast. As we sail past the village of Sewerby, you will be able to glimpse Sewerby Hall through the trees and the clubhouse of the Links Golf Course situated between Sewerby and Flamborough.
We then come to Danes Dyke which is a wooded ravine that leads right down to the beach, attributed to the Danes but is much older and was inhabited in the Iron Age.
Further along the coast is South Landing, Flamborough with its award winning beach and base of the RNLI’s Flamborough lifeboat.
The Yorkshire Wildlife Living Seas Centre is also to be found at South Landing (next to the carpark), providing information on all things nature related and particularly the marine environment. A full programme of activities from guided walks in the woods, evenings looking for bats, to rock pooling, all lead by the excellent YWT experts.