The Local Area
Filey and other places to stroll to....
Filey - The Awards keep coming!
In 2021, Filey Beach was named as one of Europes top 20 beaches and in 2018 Filey won The Sunday Times’ ‘Beach of the Year’. Both of thesecame as no surprise to us. With its long stretch of golden sand and picturesque views, it’s the perfect place for friends and family to enjoy a seaside holiday. Close-by to the north, Filey Brigg has some impressive rock pools to explore, where you may even find the odd fossil or two, and also marks the start/end of the Cleveland Way Trail.
Quieter than our other coastal resorts, Filey is the perfect choice for those wanting to enjoy a break away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Escape for a few days, a week or more as you explore all that the Yorkshire Coast has on offer.
The Bay Filey is located just down from the Cleveland Way Trail.You can walk to many places from the Bay such as:
Hunmanby - famous for having a lock up for chickens, this quiet village has it all for your needs such as fish and chips as well as a coop and a selection of pubs.
Reighton - a small village nearby you could walk to the beach from here via the local caravan park as an alternative and come out further up Filey Beach!
Please note that some roads nearby do not have pavements and care should be taken when walking.
Scarborough and Bridlington
Imagine a place where families and friends have visited for years, a home away from home that people have known, loved and keep coming back to year after year.
A place to make memories and enjoy traditional seaside fun, local shops and eateries, beautiful gardens.
This is just part of Scarborough’s charm – as Britain’s original seaside resort, holidays to Scarborough offer something for everyone with two picturesque beaches, numerous exciting attractions and a rich history that is just begging to be explored.
Did you know that the town is home to one of the first purpose-built museums in the world? The Rotunda tells the incredible story of our natural history and the rich fossil-finds on offer across the Yorkshire Coast.
Bridlington (6 miles)If you’re looking for a leisurely day out, how about visiting the elegant promenades of bright and breezy Bridlington? With its sandy beaches, award-winning promenades and historic harbour, this is a hidden seaside gem awash with kitsch traditional entertainment.
Also, whilst you're in this neck of the woods, why not go and explore Bridlington's wonderful Old Town or visit Sewerby Hall, garden and zoo?
Flamborough (5 miles)Enjoy stunning walks, an RNLI lifeboat station, coves, beaches and a clifftop cafe next to the amazing lighthouse as well as access to the Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve,
Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay.........
Famous for its connections to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Whitby has always embraced its association with Gothic culture which is reflected in the town’s quirky streets, shops and Abbey ruins, and of course the annual celebration of the culture - The Whitby Goth Weekend.
When you visit you can explore ornate cobbled paths, locally-owned shops and quirky cafes that give Whitby it's intriguing yet welcoming atmosphere, making it a great place to visit. Being by the sea you’ll also get to enjoy classic seaside fun and food with locally caught crab & lobster as well as sandcastle building and walks along the pier!
Whitby is also a place for explorers, with connection to the famous voyager Captain James Cook. The great man is immortalised in a monument up on West Cliff, where he can be seen looking out to his favourite place – the sea. You can also learn more about his life and journeys in Whitby at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.
Robin Hoods Bay
Probably one of the most photographed locations in the UK, Robin Hood’s Bay is a picture perfect escape for those who are looking to enjoy this quaint little village.
Known for its steep and winding paths, you’ll definitely need to wear your sensible shoes when visiting Robin Hood’s Bay! However as you walk up and down the cobbled streets you’ll find charming cottages, a variety of shops and a selection of cafes - ideal for a pit stop or two! If those steep hills weren’t enough for you, Robin Hood’s Bay is also a great place to enjoy walking and cycling as its part of many popular trails such as The Coast to Coast, The Cleveland Way and The Cinder Track. Due to its maze like winding paths and fishing harbour you can see why Robin Hood’s Bay was once known as a smuggler’s haven! You can even re-live life as a smuggler on one the many tours the village has to offer.
Once voted ‘the best place to live in the UK’ by the Sunday Times, York is a much-loved city by locals and visitors. Although known as quite a small city, there’s lots of exciting things to see and do during in your visit! From museums and historic buildings to shopping and theatre, you’ll find there is something to suit everyone.
A poplar place amongst those who love food and drink, York is home to a wide selection of bars and restaurants. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a meal with the family or indulge in a romantic meal for two, York has everything you need!
Pickering - Gateway to the North York Moors.......
From the historic attractions, to the shops, museums, restaurants, pubs and cafes, there really is something for everyone in Pickering. A great base for exploring North Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Coast, Dalby Forest and the stunning North York Moors, it’s also a fantastic destination in its own right, packed with fun things to do for the whole family.
Pickering is home to the world-famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway, where you can embark on a magical steam train ride through some the UK’s most spectacular moorland scenery, including a stop at Harry Potter’s train station in Goathland.
But that’s not the only time-travelling you can experience in Pickering, as this is a town that revels in nostalgia. Tea-rooms and shops have a gloriously vintage flavour, including the North’s largest antique centre, and a bakery still serving its original Yorkshire recipes from 1865. You can step into the reconstructed Victorian pubs, shops and parlours of the Beck Isle Museum; wander the battlements of Pickering Castle; or marvel at one of Europe’s most important medieval treasures: the stunning wall-art of St Peter and St Paul’s Church.
Time doesn’t stand still in Pickering, though: this is a thriving market town with over 100 independent stores. It’s the place where the locals stock up on all the essentials, and their favourite treats too in shops like Feast Deli, the Organic Supermarket, Taylors, or Birdgate Chocolatiers, all showcasing local produce.
About an hour from The Bay is Flamingo land theme park and zoo.
To find out much more visit Discover Yorkshire Coast website to find out more!