Updated: Dec 17, 2018
A lively, easy-going beach resort with traditional attractions and nature reserve.
Filey Beach, Filey, Yorkshire, YO14 9LA
Open dates: All year round
Distance from park: 3 miles from Blue Dolphin
21 miles from Far Grange
2 miles from Primrose Valley
5 miles from Reighton Sands
12 miles from Thornwick Bay
With its glorious sweep of soft, golden sand, Filey beach is one of the best in the country for families – it’s so huge that, no matter how busy it gets, it’s never crowded.
It’s the perfect place to take a walk, fly a kite, build a sandcastle, snooze in a deckchair, or maybe do a spot of bird watching – Filey Brigg, a peninsula at the northern end of the town. Early spring may find you face to face with a snoozing seal on the beach, and in summer porpoise sightings are regular. Then why not follow it up with a trip to the much-loved Coble Landing, a slipway with a picturesque jumble of boats and kiosks, for a cuppa and a bacon buttie?
The town, too, is full of gentle pleasures, with its Edwardian architecture, quirky shops and intriguing museum. And – it’s official! – Filey boasts the second best B&B in the entire world: TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2014.