Flamborough Head

Site overview: Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire is a spectacular undersea landscape. The most northerly outcropping of coastal chalk in Britain descends into the sea, where seabird colonies take advantage of the cliff faces, and the chalk reefs below the waves support a less familiar but equally rich variety of life - this is a great spot for divers.

Designation Status
Last Updated
6 June 2017
MPA Type
Special Area of Conservation
MPA Purpose
areas which have been identified as best representing the range and variety within the European Union of habitats and (non-bird) species listed on Annexes I and II to the Directive


54° 6' 40" North,
0° 4' 51" West

Surface Area

63.24 km2
(24.42 mi.2 )


60.04 km
(37.31 mi.)

Iconic features protected by this site


  • Reefs
  • Sea caves (Submerged or partially submerged sea caves)