The Beach Guide

Filey Beach

Filey Beach - Yorkshire

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The traditional seaside resort of Filey is less commercial than some of its East-Coast neighbours and is an ideal seaside location for young families or anyone looking for a fine stretch of good sand for walks, playing in the sand, kite-flying or even horse riding.

The glorious 5-mile stretch of golden sand stretches from the rocky peninsula of Filey Brigg to the north down to Bempton, home to an RSPB reserve. At low tide a quarter-mile width of sand is exposed. Younger visitors will find plenty of good rock pools to explore along this stretch.

Filey has a strong fishing heritage and today visitors can still watch fishermen mending and casting their nets from the traditional "coble" fishing boats.

The promenade running along the seafront features a series of art works inspired by the local natural heritage. For the real thing though, head to Filey Brigg which is a good spot for birdwatching and marks the start of the Cleveland Way coastal walk.

There are seasonal restrictions on dog-walking in the area between the Royal Parade and the beach slipway. Other parts of the beach are dog-friendly at any time of year - see signage.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are restricted to certain areas on this beach from May 1st to September 30th.

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Activities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Beach hut hire

    Nearest town

    Scarborough

    Postcode

    YO14 9JQ

    OS grid ref.

    TA 1204 8048

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating

    Awards

    Marine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award

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