British Beaches

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Thornwick Bay Beach

Bridlington, City of Edinburgh

A beautiful bay on the north coast of Flamborough head which is mainly rocky with a magnificent sea arch in the cliffs.

Beach Type



There is a holiday park and further facilities at nearby North Landing


Fishing and sightseeing are the most common activities
Swimming is not advised

Nature and Wildlife

There is a coast path and a walk from here to Flamborough head will reveal some spectacular scenery

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre. 25 Princes St. Bridlington. YO15 2NP. Tel: 01262 673474. Fax: 01262 401797


Nearest town: Bridlington
County: City of Edinburgh
Latitude/Longitude: 55.9349, -3.23269
Postcode: EH11 1US
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire at Explore Britain.


From Flamborough take the small Road to North Landing car park. walk around the coast path to Thornwick bay.

Public Transport

There are buses running from Bridlington to Flamborough. The nearest railway station is in Bridlington.

Nearest Railway Stations

Slateford (Less than half a mile away)
Haymarket (About a mile away)
Kingsknowe (About a mile and a half away)
Edinburgh (Approx. 2 miles away)
Wester Hailes (Approx. 3 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


At North Landing. 15 mins walk away.

Nearby Car Parks

Dalry Road, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Fountain Park, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre, Craiglockhart (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Haymarket Station, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Falcon Avenue, Morningside (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Morrison Street, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Edinburgh Quay, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Travelodge Edinburgh West End, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Gorgie road, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Semple Street, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bridlington