Sustainable East Yorkshire

Reconnect with familiar faces in the familiar places of East Yorkshire where you've visited time and time again or perhaps, you’re exploring the area for the first time. Either way, we ask you to help us protect, respect and most importantly enjoy your time together in East Yorkshire.


Respect East Yorkshire

The region is blessed with the stunning countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and a beautiful coastline spanning from the towering cliffs of Flamborough Head to the sweeping Spurn Point. The great outdoors is stunning here, so come and enjoy it and do your part in respecting and protecting nature, the coast and countryside, by following the Countryside Code and keeping to designated trails and Public Rights of Way. Remember to leave the area as you found it for others to enjoy.

Keeping your dog on lead when walking in the area helps to keep you, your dog and other wildlife safe. Dogs are welcome on beaches however, there are some restrictions during the summer season on Bridlington South Beach and North BeachHornsea Beach and Withernsea Beach. See the information on walking dogs in the countryside, within the countryside code for useful information to keep you and your dog safe. And for dog poo, well it’s definitely none of our favourite jobs, but we kindly ask you bag it and bin it in a public waste bin.

Seagulls… love ‘em or hate ‘em the East Yorkshire coast is their home and while they’re known for being a little pesky, it is all part of the seaside experience. To reduce any unwanted attention from seagulls, please don’t feed them and make sure all food waste and wrappings are disposed of properly. Find out more about Caring for our Coast.

Protect East Yorkshire

The wildlife in East Yorkshire is varied, stunning and worth keeping on the lookout for! From puffins at Bempton Cliffs, to seals lounging on Flamborough’s coves and deer, hares and countless birds inhabiting the Yorkshire Wolds countryside, the region is buzzing with wildlife. While you’re here, you can play your part in keeping yourself, others, and the region’s wildlife safe by following the Countryside Code and other local guidance to help you know what to do when you encounter wildlife on the region’s coasts.

Check out our partner’s websites RSPB Bempton CliffsOperation Seabird and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust for more information on the area’s inhabitants.

Enjoy East Yorkshire

From wide sandy beaches to picture perfect coves, the area has a number of beaches to visit, explore and enjoy. Make sure your time there is relaxing and enjoyable by following RNLI guidance and choosing a location that suits you and your family best. It’s always best to check tide times in the area and have a read of local coastal advice before exploring.

There's plenty of space in East Yorkshire for everyone to visit but some tourist hot spots can get very busy. Explore the website for all the places you could visit to make the most of your time here. If there is a place you definitely want to visit, try to plan and book ahead. Some businesses may still offer pre-booking which may make your visit run smoother. If your plans change, ensure to cancel bookings in good time so they can be re-sold.

Businesses in East Yorkshire, like everywhere else, have had a turbulent couple of years and have had to adapt, so we ask please be kind to all staff and locals, stick to any guidance they may have in place, and support independent businesses where you can.

Consider travelling more sustainably by exploring the area on foot, by cycling or by using local public transport where possible. Giving you more time to enjoy your surroundings and less time looking for parking spaces.


Whilst we are endeavouring to keep all information on the website up to date, we would advise you to check directly with the relevant venue for the most up to date information.

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