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Bridlington Site Guide


Paragliding at Bridlington


Grid Reference: TA19443 – 68125

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Wind Direction: SE – SSE

Height: Take off is 13m (40'). The cliffs then rise to 40m (120')

Bridlington Kite Festival 20/21st May 2023 - NO FLYING PLEASE!

Site Description

Paragliding at Bridlington is from a flat, cut grass cliff take of with rigging area for both hang gliders and paragliders.

Public right of access so it can get very busy with people and dogs off the lead.


Coastguards must be informed by telephone (01262) 672317 or in person when collecting the signs - see below 3A!

1. Overview Map

2. Basic Information

Grade of Pilot - Suitable for all level of PG pilots with some soaring experience.

Access & Parking - Pay & display car park at take off open in the summer months. Access by public access path to cliff top.

Telephone - On the road about 500 yards south of entrance to the car park.

3. Site Rules and Guidance

A) Cayley Club public warning signs must be used to mark out a take-off and landing area. (These are kept upstairs in the Coastguard station). Due to increased security measure, you now have to ring the doorbell and wait for a member of the coastguard station to let you in.

B) When heading South of take-off, please do not fly beyond the Coastguard station.

C) No top landings when busy without a landing marshall.

D) No flying over the Southern end of the car park.

E) A launch/landing Marshall should be appointed if there are more than 5 people flying. Tabards and a windsock are kept with the signs at the Coastguard station.

F) No flying at low level over the cliff top foot path.

G) No landing behind path that is used by the train

Guidance and Information:

There is rotor to the left hand side of take off near the train line.  Only land within the designated area.

When paragliding at Bridlington, the lift band can be very narrow in parts and difficult when trying to stay in it. Pilots taking off in light winds will find themselves having to scratch very close to the cliff, especially just after launch. Paraglider take-offs are difficult in winds above 16 mph.

Launching and top landings require marshalling due to the number of spectators getting up close at busy times of the year. Public safety is paramount, if you are in any doubt about the top landing, please find a safe place to land on the beach.

Beware of flying past South Landing as bottom landings are difficult and non-existent at high tide. When top landing DO NOT go behind the fence bordering the Golf Course. This landing area has claimed plenty of victims and aluminium already!

PG pilots need to be aware that in fresher winds (14mph +) the Sewerby cliff area should be treated with caution, flying well out from the cliff to avoid the possibility of being blown back. N.B. It is vital that we do not antagonise or impede a passersby, or worse, do anything that could put a member of the public at risk. That would inevitably lead to calls to ban us.

Paragliding at Bridlington has been sanctioned by the Council (2014) who were happy with the measures we have put in place. However, it is important to adhere to the site rules!

Like all our sites, we welcome friendly pilots from the UK and beyond.  If you are unsure or wish to have some coaching before launching, please do not be afraid to ask anyone and they will point out a coach to assist you.  A site briefing is always recommended regardless of how easy the site may seem to be.

Thank you.

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