Flamborough Head

East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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About Flamborough Head

This 13 km (8 mi) long chalk promontory lies between the bays of Filey and Bridlington on the North Sea. Two lighthouses stand on the headland, one dating from 1669; the other from 1806.

The cliffs are a nesting site for around 200,000 sea birds, including puffins and kittiwakes; it is also the location of one of only two gannetries on mainland Britain. The important geology and natural life found here have led to the entire headland being designated a Special Area of Conservation, with the outer headland also being a Local Nature Reserve. In geology terms, the cliffs harbour many caves, and there are stacks, natural arches and blowholes.

Paths run around the cliffs and canoeing around the bay is possible for experienced enthusiasts. Other activities include kite surfing, rock-pooling and exploring the sea caves on the beaches of North or South Landing.

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East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Latitude: 54.116125, Longitude: -0.083898

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