The Beach Guide

Bridlington Beach (South Beach)

Bridlington Beach (South Beach) - Yorkshire

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Bridlington South is the wide expanse of sand to the south of Bridlington Spa and Bridlington Harbour, on the East Riding coast. The beach is over a mile long, after which it becomes Fraisthorpe Beach. To the south, the sandy coastline extends as far as the Humber estuary, making this an excellent spot to go for long, bracing walks at any time of year.

The Princess Mary Promenade runs behind the beach which is accessed via a slipway. There are a number of cafes and other places to eat along this promenade.

Whilst the beach can be busy alongside the promenade and next to Bridlington Spa, visitors who are prepared to walk south will find a much emptier, more tranquil beach.

Parking can be found in the town of Bridlington. There is limited pay and display parking along South Marine Drive, behind the Spa. The town also has public toilets and a train station with services on the line between Hull and Scarborough, and many places for visitors to stay, eat and drink.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned from the area closest to the harbour between 1st May and 30th September.

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    • Slipway

    Nearest town



    YO15 3JH

    OS grid ref.

    TA 1797 6601

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