RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Bempton Cliffs, a breathtaking seascape on the Yorkshire coast is spectacular all year. In spring it also becomes a bustling metropolis of winged residents where the air is alive with half a million seabirds. This isn't just a visit; it's an immersion into one of the UK's top wildlife spectacles.

A Brief History

After a long period of people exploiting the birds here the RSPB bought the site in the 1970’s and it has grown both in numbers of birds here but also in the number of people that come to safely enjoy the cliffs and seascapes, the birds and weather.  Unique viewpoints get you safely close to the edge for an unforgettable experience all year and super close views of birds during the breeding season.

Hidden Gems and Interesting Facts

Take an RSPB Cruise on the famous Yorkshire Belle and see the cliffs and birds up close; an evening stroll in summer can reward you with spectacular sunsets and quiet time with the birds.

What We Offer Our Visitors:

Accessible paths to unique viewpoints give all our visitors a safe experience atop 100m cliffs.  Guides on the viewpoints can show you the birds and wildlife and guided walks or personal guides can also make for a personal tailored visit.  Tramper mobility scooters can take the less than agile to the furthest viewpoints.

Activities, Tours, Exhibits & Events:

The reserve is open all year with activities and events listed here:

Family Friendly Activities & Activities For Kids

Family activities and Explorer Packs for children available all year, esp during School Holidays, see full list of events here

Accreditation and Awards:

Visit England tourism award, Trip Adviser Travellers Choice Award.

Opening Hours

Full details on our website

Seasonal Experiences

The huge white chalk cliffs and wild seas at Bempton are impressive at any time of year, if you like to feel nature then you'll love the wild skies and seas at any time.

From April to July they are transformed into England’s largest seabird city, where puffins, gannets, kittiwakes and guillemots live life on the edge. Summer visitors also find their first landfall here after migrating from their wintering grounds.

Whales often visit in late summer and in Autumn the migration starts with thousands of birds moving to winter feeding areas.  Bempton can be the first bit of land for migrant birds depending on the weather.

In winter the seascapes get wild and on the fields the owls find food in the fields that we manage to help them find their prey.

Group Sizes Catered For:

Coach parking available and groups welcome but check our website and pre book as space is limited.

Pricing Information:

Free to members, see website for non member pricing.


Visitor Centre, toilets, shop and cafe: a great range of binoculars, telescopes,and gifts in the shop and fab locally made cakes and coffee in the cafe

Accessibility and Disabled Facilities:

Stepless access, disabled access toilets, accessible paths, hearing loop at counters, wheelchair accessible viewing on the viewpoints.

01262 422212
RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Cliff Ln, Bridlington YO15 1JF

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