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Danes Dyke Nature Reserve - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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 Castle
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 & Gardens
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 Beach
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 Front
Bridlington Sea Front3.05km from Danes Dyke Nature Reserve

Bridlington Sea Front is a beautiful place to take a stroll, relax in the sun, and take in the fresh sea air. The promenade stretches for over a mile, and there are plenty of benches where you can sit and watch the world go by. The seafront is set around a bustling harbour busy with fishing boats and pleasure cruises. The harbour is known for its shellfish and lobsters.

Bridlington Beach
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 Bay
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

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East Riding of Yorkshire

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.

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