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Filey grew from a tiny fishing village to an elegant seaside resort during the mid nineteenth century. The arrival of the railway in 1846 and 1847 further increased the popularity of Filey.

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Thronging with colourful people, shoppers, trippers and holidaymakers you often need to wait your turn to look in the windows of the tiny shops.

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Bridlington is a classic English seaside town. Here you’ll see kiddies building sandcastles on the golden beaches. It’s all the fun of the fair on the promenade close by the harbour.

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Scarborough still welcomes thousands of happy visitors each and every year with its miles of safe, golden sands and seafront walks.

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Of Staithes, many people say that young James Cook first became dewy-eyed about the seagoing life while he was apprenticed to a grocer in the tiny fishing village here.

Key To The Yorkshire Coast


Enticing features of the Yorkshire Coast – seaside holiday resorts and tiny fishing harbours, coastal footpaths and bird sanctuaries, white cliffs and sandy beaches. From the tiny fishing harbour of Staithes in the North to the tinier, remote settlement of the Spurn Point Lifeboat Station, the Yorkshire seaside is dotted with sleepy, picturesque villages and bustling seaside resorts.


Picture, if you will, the classic English seaside town. Kiddies building sandcastles on golden beaches. All the fun of the fair on the seashore. Multi-coloured stalls selling shellfish delicasies and fish ‘n’ chips. Boats bobbing about in the harbour at high tide – resting at crazy angles in the mud when the tide is out.

Yorkshire Visitors Guide - Golden sands of Bridlington's North Beach
Golden sands of Bridlington’s North Beach

Pubs, crowded with dads enjoying an afternoon pint or three, overlooking the sands. Bed and breakfast signs in every window along the prom. The ever so slightly faded facades of the once posh seafront hotels. You’re probably thinking of Bridlington!


Twelve miles up the Yorkshire coast and the other side of Flamborough Head you’ll find the elegantly genteel town of Filey. This charming Edwardian seaside resort developed from a tiny fishing village and flourished as a fashionable holiday destination during the mid nineteenth century. It is still popular as an alternative to its brash, extrovert seaside neighbours, Bridlington and Scarborough.

Yorkshire Coast - Filey Glen Gardens and The Crescent
Filey – The Crescent and Glen Gardens

With its five miles of safe, sandy beaches ask any of the young family holidaymakers and they’ll tell you Filey is a firm favourite – so much so that many of them return year after year. More about Filey


Well – the fair may be long gone, but the ever popular, busy seaside town of Scarborough still welcomes thousands of happy visitors to the Yorkshire coast each and every year. With its miles of safe, golden sands and seafront walks it has been attracting holiday makers, young and old, for centuries. More about Scarborough

Yorkshire Visitors Guide - Scarborough Harbour.
Pleasure craft and fishing boats safely moored in Scarborough Harbour.


Surely Saint Hilda, who, in the seventh century became the first abbess of Whitby Abbey, could never have imagined that the tiny fishing community clinging to the river bank nearby would grow to become one of the most important sea ports in the whole of England … more about Whitby

Yorkshire Coast - Whitby's colourful boats
Whitby – Colourful boats


Only due to a cleft in the sea cliffs were the early inhabitants of a settlement at the mouth of the Staithes Beck able to maintain a foothold on this spectacular, often wild and unforgiving coast. … more about Staithes

Yorkshire Coast - Staithes seagull
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