5 Best Things to do on the Yorkshire Coast
The Yorkshire Coast has everything – beaches, castles, coastlines, history, lighthouses, and world-class cuisine. There’s so much to do on the Yorkshire coastline that sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. When you book a stay with Anchor Bay Holidays, you don’t just get award-winning facilities (The Bay Filey) and luxurious properties, you also get to make use of our extensive local knowledge of the very best things to do on a day out in the area. We love Yorkshire and we’re happy to show you why. Check out some of our favourite recommendations of the best things to do on a day out on the Yorkshire Coast. From National Parks to local museums, golf courses to petting zoos, distilleries to stately homes, the area around Filey is full of fun activities and days out for the whole family. Whether you’re visiting Yorkshire for the first time or the hundredth, discover something new to do on a day out near Filey.
A Day at the Beach in Yorkshire
The Yorkshire coastline is renowned for having some of the best beaches in Britain, including sandy and shingle beaches, wide promenades, and warm shallow water. From long dog walks to building sand castles with the grandkids, paddleboarding, kayaking, and sunset strolls in the surf, Yorkshire’s coast boasts plenty of beautiful beaches, many of which are only short drives from Anchor Bay holiday cottages.
While staying at Anchor Bay, make sure to check out Bridlington Bay’s award-winning beaches including Fraisthorpe Beach, Withernsea and Hornsea Beaches both of which are about an hour away, and Filey’s own 5-mile long golden sand beach which was recently voted one of the top 6 beaches in the world! The Filey Beach is accessible via a choice of three walks from any of Anchor Bay Cottages / lodges and all traffic free!
Walking in Yorkshire
Walking in Yorkshire is like nowhere else in the world. Hikers and walkers from across the country and further afield flock to Yorkshire to enjoy its unbelievable scenery all year round. From mile-long sandy beaches to craggy clifftops, rolling hills, forests, and moorland, Yorkshire has a walk for everyone.
We always recommend strolling along Filey Beach and enjoying the East Coast Path (Cleveland Way) which runs right through our village, offering rocky cliffs, flower-rich meadows, sandy beaches, and rock pools. There’s also the nearby Cleveland Way, a 109-mile National Trail through beautiful and ever-changing landscapes and scenery. The North Yorkshire Moors National Park and Yorkshire Wolds Way also offer unbeatable walks from hour-long jaunts to day-long scrambles and everything in between.
Outdoor & Adventure Activities near Filey
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, then stop by Bay Watersports in Filey for a fun day of kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing and sailing. Bike rentals offer the ideal way to explore the backroads around Filey, perfect for discovering off-the-beaten-track gems. There is a pitch and putt in Filey as well as a number of golf courses in the local area. And for anyone looking for an adrenaline rush, why not give skydiving a go?
Museums, Stately Homes & Gardens
There’s plenty to do in and around Filey if you’re looking for a relaxing way to pass the day, or if you need to escape from the rain! Housed in a converted historic farmhouse, Filey Museum is only a short walk from the town centre and is ‘Probably the Best Small Museum in the World!’
There’s also Bridlington Priory which was founded in 1113 and is now a Grade 1 listed building, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Flamborough Lighthouse visitor centre, and the Stained Glass Centre in Scarborough, all of which offer interesting insights into the unique history of Filey and the local area.
Tourist Attractions near Filey
With its special mix of friendly animals, birds, gardens and wildlife habitats, Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park is perfect for visitors of all ages, while Playdale Farm Park in Scarborough is great fun for small kids with its farm animals as well as indoor and outdoor play areas.
For older kids, Bondville Model Village in Bridlington and Scarborough Castle are both exciting, interesting, and unique attractions for the whole family, and the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery in Filey offers tours and tastings for the grown-ups!
Your Perfect Day out on the Yorkshire Coast
No matter how you wish to spend your holiday in Yorkshire, choose Filey for your next holiday getaway. From fun-filled afternoons at the beach to walking in the local landscape to sampling some of the best local produce the east coast has to offer and soaking up Yorkshire’s rich history and culture, we are local experts – so if you’re ever in doubt, just ask!
We’re happy to help you find the perfect thing to do on a day out on the Yorkshire coast. Get in touch with our team by phone, email, or on our website to book your next stay with us at Anchor Bay Holidays in Filey, Yorkshire and enjoy being part of the award-winning Bay Filey holiday village.