Facilities at Bempton Cliffs

Full facilities information

Open daily, 9.30am-5pm. 

We're operating with a staffed, outdoor welcome point daily, where our friendly staff and volunteers are on hand to help. 

The visitor centre is a light, airy and informative space, where you can gain information about the cliffs and seabirds that visit here. The centre is situated in open grasslands overlooking the stunning cliffs and with outstanding views of the meadows beyond.

  • Card payments preferred.
  • Dogs on leads are welcome in the visitor centre in order to access the dog-friendly trail across the reserve.


Open daily, dawn to dusk 


  • 74 spaces
  • 11 Blue Badge spaces
  • 2 coach bays
  • Drop-off point outside the visitor centre
  • Lighting in car park
  • No height restriction barrier
  • No overnight parking or camping
  • Bicycle racks available
  • Dogs die in hot cars, please do not leave your dog in the car when visiting us.

Please be respectful of other visitor access, our team and our neighbours by not parking on the road, verges or in gateways, as it causes an obstruction for residents and emergency services. 

Toilets open daily, 9.30am-5pm. 

They are located on the ground floor of our visitor centre.

Toilets open daily, 9.30am-5pm. 

It is located on the ground floor of our visitor centre.


Open daily, 10.30am-3.30pm

Takeaway refreshments and outdoor seating available daily, 10am-4pm.

Open daily.

Bird food and feeders

Attract birds to your garden all year round with the help of our premium bird food - a real hit with our feathered friends! Produced with nature in mind, our seed mixes are Fair to Nature, meaning they meet rigorous conservation standards which help struggling farmland wildlife in the UK and Europe to flourish.

Fill your feeders with our extensive range of wild bird food to suit every type of garden bird and feeder. From seed to suet, peanuts to mealworms, we will help you to attract your favourite species.

Binoculars and Telescopes

Looking for a new pair of binoculars or telescope? We’ve got a fantastic range suitable for all needs and budgets. Whether it’s a pair of binoculars for the family to spot nature in your own garden, a telescope to use out birding, or compacts that make seeing wildlife on your summer hikes that little bit extra special, we’ve got something for everyone. Prices start from just £25 and include premium brands such as our own popular RSPB series, along with Viking, Swarovski, Leica, Nikon and Zeiss. To try our extensive range in a Covid-secure way, please call us on 01262422212 to arrange an appointment or ask a member of staff when you visit.

Wildlife homes

Feel great in your outdoor space by making it a fantastic home for wildlife. Create safe havens, hiding places and sources of water and you'll enjoy welcoming more nature in no time.

Our range of nestboxes and more will help you attract our best-loved garden wildlife.


Wondering what to buy your nature-loving friend or family member, or just wanting to treat yourself? Find plenty of great ideas within our gift range. Whether you’re looking for wildlife-themed books, home and kitchenware, clothing and accessories, or a new addition for the garden, we’ve got something for you. Plus, keep the little ones entertained with our fantastic range of fun and educational nature-inspired toys, games and craft items.

Visit our store to discover more.

Our baby changing facilities are open daily, 9.30am-5pm

They are located in our accessible toilet on the ground floor in the visitor centre.


Help keep this place safe and special for wildlife and people by taking your litter home with you.

BBQs are a fire risk, endangering other people and the precious wildlife and habitats here. They are not permitted on the reserve at any time.

Pushchair friendly

The level walk to the cliff top and from Grandstand viewpoint to Bartlett Nab viewpoint makes Bempton Cliffs the perfect place for a stroll in nature with a pushchair. You and the little ones can spot gannets and gulls on the cliffs, whilst looking at the stunning views across the reserve and sea, taking in the fresh air as you go.

Our popular RSPB binoculars are available to hire on your visit:



Six viewpoints.

Our trails are open daily.

  • The Cliff Top Trail is 2 miles long. Allow around 1 ½ hours to complete this trail. The route takes you through cliff top habitats and includes 6 viewpoints overlooking the North Sea and 400ft cliffs.
  • The Nature Trail is 0.5 miles long. Allow around 15 minutes to complete this trail. The route takes you through scrub and grassland habitats of the reserve and includes great opportunities to spot the smaller birds.
  • We have a Public Right of Way across the site to and along the cliff top.

 Download a trail map here.

For details on our exciting programme of curriculum-linked outdoor education sessions, visit our school trips information.

Also, check out our fantastic range of resources for teachers, or take on the Schools’ Wild Challenge.

We don’t have a play area here, but families are welcome to explore the trails, discovering the variety of wonderful wildlife here.