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.


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Place Category: Beaches

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 2.1℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Feb 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 2℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.1℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Feb 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 5℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (SSW)
Friday, Feb 10fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 3.4℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 12fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.2℃ to 5℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (W)

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.

Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 05:06 (Height 5.41m)
   Low Tide at 11:10 (Height 1.69m)
   High Tide at 17:12 (Height 5.69m)
   Low Tide at 23:37 (Height 1.23m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 05:38 (Height 5.48m)
   Low Tide at 11:42 (Height 1.60m)
   High Tide at 17:40 (Height 5.75m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:10 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 06:07 (Height 5.51m)
   Low Tide at 12:12 (Height 1.56m)
   High Tide at 18:10 (Height 5.75m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:40 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 06:37 (Height 5.49m)
   Low Tide at 12:43 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 18:40 (Height 5.72m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:11 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 07:11 (Height 5.42m)
   Low Tide at 13:14 (Height 1.65m)
   High Tide at 19:13 (Height 5.64m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:45 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 07:48 (Height 5.29m)
   Low Tide at 13:48 (Height 1.78m)
   High Tide at 19:49 (Height 5.51m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:21 (Height 1.50m)
   High Tide at 08:30 (Height 5.10m)
   Low Tide at 14:24 (Height 1.95m)
   High Tide at 20:32 (Height 5.31m)

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