Flamborough South Landing

East Riding of Yorkshire

Flamborough South Landing
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

This sand and pebble beach is backed by white chalk cliffs. At low tide, large rock scars form rock pools. The living Seas Sculpture Park is behind the beach and there are facilities and food at the Centre.


Dog walking, family activities and swimming are popular here. The Yorkshire Wildlife Turst have a Living Seas centre at the beach and conduct snorkelling safaris. There is a RNLI lifeboat station at the beach and it is used to launch fishing cobles.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the Heritage Coast and visit the Flamborough Head and lighthouse for fantastic views. Two wonderful nearby reserves are Yorkshire WT’s Flamborough Cliffs and RSPB’s Bempton Cliffs.

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 Good

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

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

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


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

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 Flamborough South Landing

Campsite Campsite Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



There is chargeable parking for 200 cars. Access to the beach is via a steep slipway/path.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

The beach is not routinely cleaned. The beach is monitored and litter removed as required.