RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Places to Visit, Things to Do

RSPB Bempton Cliffs is one of the UK’s most spectacular nature reserves! Nestled on the stunning Yorkshire coast, Bempton Cliffs is a haven for nature lovers, featuring a breathtaking array of seabirds and wildlife.

Seabird Paradise

Bempton Cliffs is home to over 250,000 seabirds, including puffins, gannets, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, and fulmars. The chalk cliffs provide the perfect nesting sites for these seabirds, and visitors can observe them up close and personal from one of the seven bird-watching platforms dotted around the reserve. During the breeding season, which runs from March to October, the cliffs come alive with the sights and sounds of seabirds courting, mating, and raising their young. It’s a truly remarkable experience that you won’t forget in a hurry.

Stunning Scenery

RSPB Bempton Cliffs boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK. From the towering chalk cliffs to the sparkling blue sea, this reserve is a feast for the senses. Take a leisurely stroll along the cliff-top paths, and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding coastline and countryside. The reserve also has a picnic area, where you can relax and soak up the stunning scenery while enjoying a delicious picnic.

Wildlife Haven

In addition to the seabirds, Bempton Cliffs is home to a wide range of other wildlife, including butterflies, dragonflies, and rare wildflowers. Keep an eye out for the resident kestrels, who patrol the reserve, and if you’re lucky, you might spot a grey seal bobbing in the sea below. There’s no shortage of fascinating wildlife to discover at Bempton Cliffs.

Family Fun

Bempton Cliffs is a fantastic destination for families, with a range of activities and events to keep everyone entertained. Children can take part in a range of activities, including pond-dipping, bug-hunting, and bird-spotting. The reserve also hosts a range of family-friendly events throughout the year, including guided walks, talks, and crafts. With its stunning scenery and fascinating wildlife, Bempton Cliffs is the perfect place for a family day out.

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Visitor Centre

The RSPB Bempton Cliffs visitor centre is the perfect place to start your visit. Here you can find out more about the reserve, pick up a trail guide, and purchase souvenirs. The centre also has a café, serving delicious hot and cold drinks and snacks, as well as a shop selling binoculars, bird food, and a range of other nature-related items.

RSPB Bempton Cliffs is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves nature, wildlife, and stunning scenery. With its spectacular seabirds, breathtaking views, and fascinating wildlife, this reserve is a true gem on the Yorkshire coast. So why not plan your visit today and discover the wonders of Bempton Cliffs for yourself?

Stay at Cliff House Holiday Cottages

If you are thinking about a visit to RSPB Bempton Cliffs, why not make Cliff House Holiday Cottages your base?  We are just on the edge of Dalby Forest, as well as being handy for the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Moor Railway.  The seaside towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are all just a short drive away.

At Cliff House we have five self catering cottages that sleep from 6 to 1 – all dog friendly.  As all of our cottages are set within 2 acres of grounds, if there are more of you, you can mix and match the cottages to suit the size of your group – ideal for get togethers with friends or family.  We aren’t just self catering holiday cottages, we also have outdoor play equipment, a games room and best of all an indoor heated pool.  As we live on site, we are usually always on hand to answer questions and give recommendations as to where to go and what to visit.



Tortoise Trail at Cliff House Holiday Cottages

Tortoise Trail at Cliff House Holiday Cottages

We been busy and have created a tortoise trail in our gardens for everyone to find. The perfect way to burn off excess energy after a long trip in the car and to explore our 2 acres of gardens! Can you find all ten? #FamilyAdventures #TravelWithKids #OutdoorFamily...