Best locations for wildlife spotting on the Yorkshire Coast
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Best locations for wildlife spotting on the Yorkshire Coast

Sand le Mere Holiday Village is blessed with a fantastic location on the beautiful Yorkshire Coast.

It’s a great place for soaking up the summer sun, building the perfect sandcastle or just taking a quiet stroll with your dog. But, did you know it’s also a great place to get up close and personal with some extraordinary wildlife?

Just a stone’s throw from our Yorkshire holiday park are some of the most important conservation areas in the UK. Here’s our guide to a few of the best wildlife watching places nearby…

1. RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Head up the coast, just north of Flamborough, to the RSPB nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs. If you’re an avid twitcher then there is simply no better place in England to see seabirds. From April to August could can more than 200,000 birds on the cliffs here, which can make it seem as though the cliffs are alive. It’s a great place to see puffins, gannets and guillemots.

2. Spurn Point

Just a short drive from our Yorkshire holiday park is Spurn Point, an eerily enchanting stretch of land and marsh on the Humber Estuary. At 5km long but a mere 50m wide at times, it’s a ghostly wilderness and a National Nature Reserve with a weird beauty all of its own. It’s a popular place for spotting terns and plovers which nest among the clumps of sea holly and horned holly.

3. Whitby

Holidays in Yorkshire are all about exploring, right? Of course! So, if you don’t mind a bit of a drive then head up into North Yorkshire and visit the popular fishing town of Whitby (trust us, it’s well worth the effort. Whitby is the best place on the Yorkshire Coast for whale watching.

Early Autumn evenings are the best time, between mid September and early Novermber. Take one of the coastal cruises from the harbour and go in search of the minke whales that are following the shoals of North Sea herring as they swim down from the Arctic.