British Coastal Road Trip

Day 32 – Scarborough to Hull

Another day of varied coastlines as we drove south from Scarborough to Hull on day thirty-two.  As always, some nice little surprises along the way.

 

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Coastal Road Trip, Scarborough, Beach Huts, Brightly Coloured
Freshly painted beach huts along the promenade at Scarborough’s north bay.  A nice bright start to the day 🙂

 

Scarborough

Coastal Road Trip, Scarborough, Sea Front, The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel sitting proud above Scarborough’s south bay promenade and beach.
Coastal Road Trip, Scarborough, Sea Front, Lighthouse, Pier, Lunar Park
The lighthouse along the pier with the Lunar Park funfair in the background.

 

Hunmanby Gap

Coastal Road Trip, Hunmanby Gap, Beach, Dog
Wide open sands at Hunmanby Gap.
Coastal Road Trip, Hunmanby Gap, Berries
Juicy berries on the bushes surrounding the fields above Hunmanby Gap.

 

Bempton Cliffs

Coastal Road Trip, Bempton Cliffs, RSPB, Gannetts, Birds
Great views of Bempton Cliffs at the nature reserve managed by the RSPB.
Coastal Road Trip, Bempton Cliffs, RSPB, Gannetts, Birds
Hundreds of Gannetts clinging to the cliffs.
Coastal Road Trip, Bempton Cliffs, RSPB, Gannetts, Sign, Jarno
Learning about Gannetts.
Coastal Road Trip, Bempton Cliffs, RSPB, Gannetts, Birds
Magnificent cliff views.

 

Flamborough Head

Coastal Road Trip, Flamborough Head, Lighthouse
The current lighthouse, built in 1806.
Coastal Road Trip, Flamborough Head, Cliffs. Coast
The view over Selwicks Bay at Flamborough Head.
Coastal Road Trip, Flamborough Head, Old Lighthouse
The Old Lighthouse at Flamborough Head, constructed from chalk in 1673, considered to be the oldest building of its type in England.

 

Bridlington

Coastal Road Trip, Bridlington, View from Sewerby, Wind Turbines
The view down to Bridlington from Sewerby, and again the now familiar sight of wind turbines along the coast.
Coastal Road Trip, Bridlington, Harbour, Lighthouse in grass
OK OK, not a real lighthouse, but they made an attempt on the grass banks of Bridlington Harbour.

 

Hornsea

Coastal Road Trip, Hornsea, Telescope, Beach, Promenade
Hornsea Beach, not a huge amount to see on this grey afternoon.  So we just had a quick coffee pick-me-up… and got on our way.

 

Tunstall

Coastal Road Trip, Tunstall, All Saints Parish Church
Trying to navigate our way to the coast at Tunstall, we got as far as the All Saints Parish Church.

 

Withernsea

Coastal Road Trip, Withernsea, Castle, Promenade
Withernsea Castle (if you can call it that), previously the entrance to the pier before it got washed away.
Coastal Road Trip, Withernsea, Lighthouse, Museum
Withernsea Lighthouse curiously sitting inland in the middle of a row of houses.

 

Spurn Point

Coastal Road Trip, Spurn Point, Kilnsea
The Holderness coastline is the fastest eroding in Europe, at 2.1m each year!   The beach at Kilnsea was littered with bits of road and buildings that had collapsed into the sea.
Coastal Road Trip, Spurn Point, High Tide, Warning Sign, Julian, Jarno
Another high tide warning, so we decided not to proceed along the road to the tip of Spurn Point….
Coastal Road Trip, Spurn Point, Spurn National Nature Reserve, Lighthouse
… instead we viewed the Lighthouse from a safe distance.

 

Hull

Coastal Road Trip, Hull, Phone Box, Cream, Jarno, Queens Dock Avenue
A quick walk around Hull before dinner, and Jarno got very excited about spotting a cream coloured phone box.
Coastal Road Trip, Hull, Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square
The grand Hull City Hall in Queen Victoria Square.   From the little we saw of Hull we were surprisingly impressed.  We’ll have to come back when we have more time.

 

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2 thoughts on “Day 32 – Scarborough to Hull

  1. We stayed at the Grand Hotel in Scarborough around the same time you were there, looks nice from a distance, but unfortunately hasn’t been ‘grand’ since it was last refurbished in the 18th centrury (see reviews on tripadviser)

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