Earls Dyke Beach (Fraisthorpe Sands)

Earls Dyke Beach - Yorkshire
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This rural beach, sometimes referred to as Fraisthorpe Sands, forms part of the long stretch of sand which runs the length of Bridlington Bay on Yorkshire’s East Riding coast.  The beach is backed by agricultural land and is used for fishing and beachcombing. The Earl’s Dyke River enters the sea here.

This stretch of the coastline is a great place to come for long, bracing walks, to shake away the cobwebs.

The small settlement of Fraisthorpe, behind the beach features a church and a few buildings. There are toilets and a cafe just up the beach at the Fraisthorpe main car park. Proper facilities can be found in the resort town of Bridlington, about 3 miles north of the beach.

Also known as:

Fraisthorpe Sands

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year.

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  • Good fishing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets

Nearest town



YO15 3QU

OS grid ref.

TA 1695 6141


There is a small car park.

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