The Living Seas Centre and South Landing

Visit the Living Seas CentreSeashore Safari at Living Seas Centre © Tom Marshall

The Living Seas Centre is Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s visitor centre dedicated to the amazing North Sea and Yorkshire coastline.

Why visit?

At the  Living Seas Centre you’ll find a wealth of information about our fascinating local marine life; including what to look out for and when, plus the very latest on sightings in the area of creatures like dolphins, porpoises and maybe even whales! Underwater films give you an insight to what lies below the waves, like kelp forests and chalk reefs. Exciting events are run from the centre year-round, so why not join us for a Family Shoresearch, take a Living Seas Safari, create a marine-themed artistic masterpiece or learn loads about lobsters. Great for when the weather takes a turn for the worse too!

Next to the Living Seas Centre is the foreshore at South Landing, overlooked by the RNLI’s Lifeboat station. Low tide reveals a host of rockpools perfect for exploring, while the more adventurous may take the steps up to the clifftops, which afford beautiful views south and a great vantage point for marine life like porpoises and seals. A woodland nature trail then snakes inland back towards the Living Seas Centre taking in a wildflower meadow too.

Where is it?

South Sea Road, South Landing, Flamborough, Bridlington YO15 1AE (OS Landranger 101 Grid Reference TA 231695)

Take a look at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust website before you go and  download the South Landing Nature Reserve leaflet

What can I expect in terms of visitor facilities?

The Living Seas Centre has a wheelchair accesible ramp and disabled toilets, as well as public WCs. Refreshments are available in the small gift shop area. There is a charge for car parking in the Council run car park, but entry to the Living Seas Centre is free.

Make a day of it and visit these nearby sites

YWT Flamborough Cliffs

A great place to spot a puffin, take a boat trip from the beach at North Landing or walk among wildflowers

Photo (c) Amy Lewis

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Discover gannets at the largest colony in mainland England and look out for other seabirds including puffins

Photo (c) Martin Batt

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Look out for woodland birds in the 50 acres of parkland and woodland

Photo (c) Matt Thomas