Plan your visit
The reserve is open at all times.
The Seabird Centre (including toilets) is open from 9.30am - 5pm in summer, and 9.30am - 4pm in winter.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
- Free entrance for carers
How to get here
The nearest station is Bempton, on the Hull/Scarborough line. There is a walk of approx 1 1/4 miles from the station to the reserve.
Buses run from Bridlington and Scarborough to Bempton village. A walk of around a mile takes you to the reserve.
The reserve is a 30 minute drive from Scarborough and around 10 minutes from Bridlington. Follow the brown signs from the main roads. Or key YO15 1JF into your Sat Nav.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Group booking information
If you are visiting Bempton Cliffs as a group, please contact us in advance. We will meet all pre-booked groups on arrival. Guided walks may be available if requested at the time of booking. Please note that we can only accept two groups per day so early booking is recommended.
Schools booking information
'Amazing' and 'awesome' are just two of the words schools have used to describe their visit to the cliff tops. The incredible seabird spectacle provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable day of learning. The seabirds provide an up-close experience which can be used to explore topics such as habitats, food chains and adaptations.
We have a number of programmes to choose from, each one is designed to last two hours, with sessions running from 10am-12pm, and 1pm-3pm, or combine two into a day visit. For more information, please see our school trip ideas page for Bempton Cliffs.