Plan your visit
Visitor centre: open daily from 9.30am - 5pm (4pm from November - February)
Shop: open daily from 9.30am - 5pm (4pm from November - February)
Café: open daily from 10am - 3.30pm
Festive opening times:
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 11am – 4pm
28, 29, 30 December: 10am – 4pm
New Year’s Eve: 10am – 3pm
New Year’s Day: 11am – 4pm
- Free entrance to RSPB members
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
- Free entrance for carers
Binocular hire is closed
Guided walks is closed
Educational facilities are closed
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.
There is currently no bus service to the reserve or nearby Bempton village.
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.
Information for dog owners
Dogs are welcome on the footpaths around the reserve.
Please keep your dog on a lead and under close, effective control at all times, due to the sensitive wildlife and habitats here. We know that the countryside is a dog walking paradise. It’s important to remember the special surroundings here are wonderful havens for rare wildlife so we’ve created dog-friendly routes for you and your pooch to enjoy. Even if dogs are very well behaved, wildlife can easily become startled by a loose dog they perceive as a predator.
Disturbing wildlife does more than simply causing it to move away; it uses up their energy, decreasing their chance of survival regardless of season. Thank you for protecting the special wildlife here by keeping your dog on a lead.
- Dogs are welcome on all trails.
- Dog water bowls are available at the back and front of the visitor centre.
- Dogs are permitted in the visitor centre.
- Dogs die in hot cars, please do not leave your dog in the car when visiting us.
Group booking information
Groups are usually welcome to visit us during normal opening hours. However, changes to laws in England mean that the maximum group size able to visit our reserves together is currently 6, unless you are from the same household or bubble.
Schools booking information
Due to Covid-19 measures, we have temporarily paused our school visits until Spring 2021. For information on our exciting programme of curriculum-linked outdoor education sessions, visit our school trips information here.
'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.
And if you'd like to book, contact email@example.com or call 01603 697 504 .
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