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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

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

Planning your visit to Thornwick Bay Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Thornwick Bay Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 14.3℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 10.1 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Sep 21partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Sep 22partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.6℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Sep 23clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Sep 24cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (S)
Monday, Sep 25cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Sep 26clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (SW)

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, helping you to plan the best time to visit Thornwick Bay Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 20 Sep
   Low Tide at 01:03 (Height 1.60m)
   High Tide at 06:57 (Height 5.63m)
   Low Tide at 13:29 (Height 1.56m)
   High Tide at 19:30 (Height 5.34m)
Thu 21 Sep
   Low Tide at 01:37 (Height 1.81m)
   High Tide at 07:39 (Height 5.38m)
   Low Tide at 14:07 (Height 1.88m)
   High Tide at 20:14 (Height 5.06m)
Fri 22 Sep
   Low Tide at 02:18 (Height 2.06m)
   High Tide at 08:34 (Height 5.05m)
   Low Tide at 14:56 (Height 2.26m)
   High Tide at 21:12 (Height 4.77m)
Sat 23 Sep
   Low Tide at 03:17 (Height 2.33m)
   High Tide at 09:50 (Height 4.73m)
   Low Tide at 16:08 (Height 2.58m)
   High Tide at 22:29 (Height 4.57m)
Sun 24 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:50 (Height 2.46m)
   High Tide at 11:26 (Height 4.62m)
   Low Tide at 17:48 (Height 2.65m)
   High Tide at 23:57 (Height 4.64m)
Mon 25 Sep
   Low Tide at 06:36 (Height 2.21m)
   High Tide at 13:01 (Height 4.85m)
   Low Tide at 19:16 (Height 2.38m)
Tue 26 Sep
   High Tide at 01:17 (Height 4.99m)
   Low Tide at 07:54 (Height 1.71m)
   High Tide at 14:10 (Height 5.29m)
   Low Tide at 20:20 (Height 1.97m)

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