The Seawatch Observatory

Ten years in the planning, with the build completed earlier this year, Flamborough’s Seawatch Observatory is now open. Situated immediately south of the Fog Station, the building offers panoramic views of the seascape south-east of the headland. It provides visitors with a safe place to watch the thousands of seabirds that fly past Flamborough each day. Seals and porpoises are also seen regularly, with whales and dolphins recorded every year. 

A great many organisations and individuals kindly contributed toward the build costs, including: British Birds Charitable Trust, the Garganey Trust, Green Future Building, Landfill Tax and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. This support was augmented by the financial generosity of Flamborough Bird Observatory members and the wider birding community; the latter including our friends at Filey & Spurn Bird Observatories.

Access is for all visitors, whether a member of the ‘Obs’ or not. Managed by Flamborough Bird Observatory in partnership with the Garganey Trust. Visitors wishing to use the building should email stating the name(s) of the individual(s) in your group and a mobile contact number.  The key code will be provided to you by email along with some basic instructions.  While we endeavour to be as accommodating as possible, if you are planning a morning seawatch, please request the key code during the early evening before at the latest as the email address is only checked a couple of times a day. The code will be changed regularly, so please enquire no more than a week from the date of intended use.