Our Coastsnap Sites

There are currently 27 CoastSnap locations within the East Riding of Yorkshire, with more in the pipeline.

Bempton (RSPB)

From our Bempton Cliffs post, you can view the famous chalk cliffs which are home to numerous seabird colonies
The chalk cliffs of the Bempton Reserve are an ideal habitat for a huge range of seabirds. However, their chalk composition makes them extremely susceptible to coastal erosion.

Bempton coastsnap



The coastline around Flamborough Head is a mixture of rugged white cliffs, with multiple coves and beaches formed as the sea has eroded the chalk cliffs. Under the waves, the area supports such a huge variety of life in the undersea kelp forests and chalk reefs.

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Spurn Head

Spurn Point is a constantly moving peninsula – a narrow spit of land which forms a tidal island. It curves out from the mainland for three miles between the North Sea and the Humber Estuary. The landscape is unique and ever-changing, at the mercy of tides and storms.

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Withernsea Spotteron Coastsnap



Mappleton lies south of Hornsea on a stretch of Holderness Coast known for being the fastest eroding in Europe. Mappleton was formerly a Ministry of Defence bombing range and old armaments are often revealed as the cliffs erode.

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(Photo: Paul Lakin, License: CC3.0 Unported)



  • We have reached 4000 CoastSnaps!!!! A huge thank you to the CoastSnap community for your ongoing participation. Keep on snapping - your snaps are incredibly valuable to help understand how our coasts are changing over time!

  • Welcome to the new CostSnap Citizen Science project website! Check out our new CoastSnap app! We have partnered with CitizenScience company SPOTTERON to bring you a new and exciting way to monitor coastline change around the world