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Danes Dyke Nature Reserve

Danes Dyke Nature Reserve, Bridlington YO15 1AA, UK

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About Danes Dyke Nature Reserve

The reserve is part of one of the finest stretches of coastland on the east coast and is the most northerly outcrop of coastal chalk in the British Isles.  It covers around 148 acres and was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 2002 in recognition of its wildlife value and its importance to the local community. This unique sea and cliff environment is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and its seabird colonies mark it as a Special Protection Area.



Attractions near Danes Dyke Nature Reserve

Flamborough Castle1.33km from Danes Dyke Nature Reserve

a 12th century fortification owned by the Constables of Holderness. The site was dominated by a rectangular stone tower that had been built in the mid-fourteenth century and this would have been surrounded by a Great Hall and a host of other ancillary buildings. The tower remained occupied for around 200 years.

Sewerby Hall & Gardens1.45km from Danes Dyke Nature Reserve

Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland, Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers something for everyone, from the magnificent gardens to the deep rooted heritage of the house.

South Landing Beach1.55km from Danes Dyke Nature Reserve

South Landing Beach is a small rural sandy beach situated on the Yorkshire coast. The beach is 300 meters in length. The shingle and pebble beach here is backed by grassy, chalk cliffs, which provide beachgoers with some degree of shelter from the sea breezes. It is one of the iconic attractions where you can spend some nice time enjoying the beauty of the nature.

Bridlington Sea Front3.05km from Danes Dyke Nature Reserve

Bridlington, a coastal town and civil parish on the Holderness Coast of the North Sea, nicknamed the "Lobster Capital of Europe", belongs to the unitary authority and ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire.  Bridlington is the largest lobster port in the UK and Europe, with over 300 tonnes of crustaceans being landed there each year. Alongside small manufacturing, retail, and service firms, its main trade is summer tourism.

Bridlington Beach3.14km from Danes Dyke Nature Reserve

An excellent sand and shingle beach with an attractive promenade and great views of the impressive chalk cliffs of Flamborough Headland. The cliffs are a nesting site for thousands of sea birds and the only mainland nesting site for the Gannet in the UK.  One of the iconic attractions in this area and is famous for its natural beauty.

Thornwick Bay3.29km from Danes Dyke Nature Reserve

Thornwick Bay beach has one of Haven’s larger parks behind it so it can get quite busy when the caravan park is open. It’s a mostly rocky beach with huge rocks and boulders covering most of the shoreline. There is some shingle in both Thornwick Bay Beach and Little Thornwick. It’s a popular spot with snorkelers.

Where is Danes Dyke Nature Reserve

Discover more attractions in East Riding of Yorkshire, where Danes Dyke Nature Reserve is located

East Riding of Yorkshire is a no-nonsense sort of place. Its largest city, Hull - more properly known as Kingston upon Hull, is where the county's beating heart lies. It is a solid city that just gets on with the business in hand, which in this case is shipping. Hull is still very much a busy commercial port.