Danes Dyke, Flamborough

East Riding of Yorkshire

Danes Dyke, Flamborough
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency

The beach is 3/4 mile in length, backed by cliffs, and located in a bay. It is made up of sand and pebbles with some rock pools, and looks across Bridlington Bay to the south. The beach sits just in front of the Bridlington Golf Course.


Dog walking and family activities are most common on the this beach. Swimming is not advised and there is no zoning for water sports activities. The path to the beach is very steep. Sewerby Hall and Gardens is west of the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

There are various walks from Danes Dyke around the Heritage Coast and along the cliffs of Flamborough Head. Yorkshire WT’s Living Seas Centre is east along the coast and further east still is Flamborough Head and Cliffs - a wonderful reserve. The RSPB’s Bempton Cliffs is also nearby.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Danes Dyke, Flamborough

Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



There is a car park near the beach.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed

Beach cleaning

The beach is not cleaned as a matter of course but is inspected and cleaned as required.