Mappleton Beach

Mappleton, HU18 1XX

Welcome to Mappleton Beach

A lovely stretch of sandy beach between two granite rock breakwaters. Ideal for families and popular for all beach activities.You can have fun hunting for fossils washed out of the cliff but be aware of tide times and steep clay boulder cliffs.

Mappleton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated on the North Sea coastline in an area known as Holderness and lies approximately three miles (4.8 km) south of the seaside resort of Hornsea. In 1991, sea defences were built in order to protect the village from intense sea erosion that had threatened it - Holderness is one of the most rapidly eroding areas of the UK. The cliffs had been eroded at a rate of 3.2 yards (2.9 m) per year.

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Grid ref: 522775 443804 Marker post No. 32


Free Parking for 20 cars but be aware of cliff top erosion in the car park.


Toilets open all year round. Access to the beach is via a tarmac slipway with a fairly steep incline.

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