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Thornwick Bay Beach

Thornwick Bay is a beautiful bay located on the Yorkshire Coastline at Flamborough Head near Bridlington.

The bay does not have much sand and is a mix of shingle, pebbles and flint under some magnificent cliffs. You also have the smaller bay of Little Thornwick Bay and it is possible to walk between both beaches at low tide and a natural amphitheatre exists with many rock pools.

The Flamborough headland around here is full of caves, the 3 largest are Smugglers Cave which is the largest on the East coast of England, Church Cave and Thornwick Cave. Although the beach has a spectacular and beautiful setting, many people visit not just for the beach and rock pools but to enjoy the cliff top walks, where you get to see the seabirds including Puffins, Guillemots and Kittiwakes.

Fishing and scuba diving is popular in and around the bay, with maritime records showing 100s of wrecks within the bay area, although you need to be careful as you can have some strong currents.

Thornwick Bay is reached from the cafe where you have the only facilities, parking and good food. You also have the large Hoseasons Thornwick Bay caravan park located on the headland.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Thornwick Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 10 beaches at Bridlington, 17 beaches in East Riding of Yorkshire, or check our list of East Riding of Yorkshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Todaypartlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 1.2 m/sec (SSW)
Friday, Dec 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 0.7 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Dec 03lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Dec 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (E)
Monday, Dec 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06rain
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Dec 07rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (N)

Bridlington weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Thornwick Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Thornwick Bay Beach is at Bridlington 7.06 km (4.39 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Thu 01 Jan
   Low Tide at 02:38 (Height 0.00m)
Thu 01 Dec
   Low Tide at 04:38 (Height m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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