If you want some real fresh sea air choose cottages with hot tubs in Flamborough. This is lovely spot on the Yorkshire coast between the popular seaside resorts Filey and Bridlington and located on the famous headland, Flamborough Head. The headland is a wildlife watchers paradise with striking chalk cliffs, nesting seabird colonies and transiting marine life.
The village itself has bright whitewashed cottages and boasts the Grade II listed Norman church of St Oswald which is well worth a visit. Marmaduke Constable, a Tudor knight, was a benefactor of the church and you’ll find a strange memorial in old English text to him in the church. The remains of Flamborough Castle, built by the Constable family in 1351 can be seen from the village war memorial.
Walkers can explore the headland and the 3 mile circular walk takes you on a tour of some of the most spectacular chalk cliffs in Britain. It’s also dog friendly so you can all enjoy an exhilarating walk amidst stunning scenery. Just over 1 mile from the village is Flamborough Head Lighthouse visitor centre. The lighthouse was built in 1806 to mark the headland for vessels heading to Scarborough and Bridlington and the visitor centre tells the story over the years and you can enjoy fabulous views from the lantern room at the top.
Along the cliffs on the headland you can see gulls, auks, and gannets and on the cliff tops look out for eider ducks, oystercatchers and cormorants as well as wild flowers, butterflies and moths on the chalk grassland. The beaches of North and South Landing are ideal for days with the family to relax and explore the many rock pools. The beaches are popular with fishermen and you may see some of the traditional coble boats that have been used by fishermen in these parts for centuries.
This is a wonderful part of the country and even if time is precious weekend breaks with hot tubs in Flamborough can be long enough to recharge those batteries.