Accessibility at Bempton Cliffs

Summary accessibility statement

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

A film about facilities for people with accessibility needs at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, one of the most accessible seabird colonies in Europe.

This short film was produced by Experience Community and gives details of the accessibility of the Bempton Cliffs site. 

How to get here

By train

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.

By bus

There is currently no bus service to the reserve or nearby Bempton village.

By road

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.

Access to facilities

Car parking
74 spaces
11 Blue Badge spaces

Blue Badge spaces can be found immediately outside the Seabird Centre.

Viewing points
  • Three viewpoints nearest the Seabird Centre are fully wheelchair accessible and have bays to give improved viewing to wheelchair users.
  • Most viewpoints have benches nearby.
  • Webcam footage is available to view inside the Seabird Centre.
  • A self-service food cabinet holds a selection of food and drink and can be accessed from a seated position.
  • Limited indoor seating and tables available.
  • Staff and volunteers are available to assist.
Picnic area

All picnic tables have spaces for wheelchairs.

  • Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Dogs are welcome on the reserve, however they must be kept on leads at all times. This is to ensure that ground nesting birds are not disturbed, and also to ensure the safety of dogs on the cliff top.

Additional accessibility information

  • The Seabird Centre and shop are within the same level-access and pen-plan building. Staff and volunteers are available to assist where needed. For further details please see full access statement.
  • The site has one Tramper mobility scooter and one standard mobility scooter for disabled visitors to use. Advance booking via our website is recommended. While there is no charge for this, a donation towards the maintenance of the scooters would be much appreciated.
  • There are also two push wheelchairs that can be used, should anyone prefer these to using a mobility scooter.
Full accessibility information (external website)