My mum and her partner recently bought a static caravan based in Bridlington, and as the forecast was looking lush at the weekend I decided to go up for the evening after work to check it out and spend some time in the sun at a classic English seaside town (more photos further down). I arrived just before sunset on the Friday evening so we headed down for along the beach, to the harbour and back to the caravan.
Surprisingly it didn’t seem like too much was going on in the evening, with the exception of a few lively pubs. I imagine it will pick up more in the summer holidays.
Now for the highlight of my lil trip… we got up early on the Saturday and headed to Bempton Cliffs RSPB Nature Reserve to try and spot endangered Puffins in the wild. At this time of year the birds are hunting for food and come back to their young at the cliffs, you can only see them for a few weeks though, and they’re very hard to spot amongst the thousands of other birds also nesting at the cliffs.
If you look closely you can see some chicks in the above photo under their parents.
It’s a beautiful walk along the cliff top, if you’re visiting in the summer I highly recommend it.
We finally spot a Puffin on the cliffs! They’re a lot smaller than I imagined them to be, but very beautiful birds all the same. If you look closely you can see the odd one flying along the sea, but we really got lucky one landed on a cliff close to where we were stood.
There’s something about these Yorkshire seaside towns that makes me feel very nostalgic, as a kid I would absolutely love having an ice cream on the beach then spending a few quid in 2ps at the slot machines. For those of you from outside of the UK, I tried to sum up in photos the charm of the English seaside.
Where’s your favourite UK seaside town? Let me know in the comments below 🙂