Fancying a weekend break away? Then enjoy some fresh sea air on the east coast of Yorkshire in the small sea-side town of Filey. Whether its taking a stroll along the beach, ambling through the town centre or walking along Filey Brigg trying to spot the seals, there is something for all the family to do.
Back in the day, Filey used to be a small fishing village. It has since turned into a popular tourist resort boasting a large beach, which for the dog lovers out there has specific areas where our canine friends can play, plus numerous costal footpaths connecting to the popular neighbouring towns of Scarborough and Bridlington.
Catering to the tourism demand, Filey in recent years has seen new developments being built around the town, one popular resort being ‘The Bay Filey’. Set amongst peaceful parkland, woodland and meadows and fronting miles of beautiful beach, The Bay is a prestigious, award winning development of holiday cottages, apartments and New England style Beach Houses.
Inside the complex of ‘The Bay’ there’s plenty to keep you busy from a swimming pool with a sauna and steam room to a beauty room and a tennis court. There is also a pub in the complex – the ‘John Paul Jones Public House’ which is open seven days a week, serving the best ales and top-quality food. Also on site is an Italian called ‘Lorenzos’, which you can either eat in, or if you fancy staying in at your holiday home, you can get it to take-away. Other resorts along the cost of Filey include Primrose Valley, Orchard Farm, Blue Dolphin Holiday Park, White Lodge and the Hope Cottages.
As well as the glorious five-mile stretch of beach that Filey has to offer, it boasts a rocky peninsula called ‘Filey Brigg’ which allows you to walk to the very tip of the coastline to see the waves crashing over the edge, making it a perfect photo opportunity – Instagram at the ready! (And #nofilterrequired).
If you’re lucky enough you might see some seals who occasionally pop their heads above the water, and even come up onto the shore.
Another key attraction which is situated between Filey and Bridlington is ‘Flamborough Head’. The chalk headland, with sheer white cliffs is famous for the attraction of migrant birds, especially in the autumn. Flamborough Head has its own bird observatory so you can see the birds up close and personal, you may even see some Atlantic puffins on the cliffs.
Along the beach there are numerous cafes where you could get your morning coffee and go for a stroll along the coast, enjoy a traditional 99 ice cream or even grab fish and chips to take-a-way and watch the tide come in. Of course, not forgetting the unmissable addictive arcades. So, start saving up all your pennies and book your weekend away at Filey.
Contact: 01723 518 130
Primrose Valley – Haven holiday
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Blue Dolphin Holiday Park – Haven holiday
Contact: 01723 515 155
Orchard Farm holiday village
Contact: 01723 891582
The White Lodge
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Contact: 01262 603098