Best beaches in Yorkshire

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Yorkshire as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Yorkshire is Filey. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Yorkshire just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

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    1. Filey Beach

    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…

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    2. Scarborough Beach (South Bay)

    Scarborough is one of the UK's top seaside resorts and it's easy to see why. Whatever your age, whatever your idea of what makes a good day out at the seaside, you're going to find what you're looking for in this vibrant Yorkshire town.…

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    3. Saltburn Beach

    Saltburn is a seaside resort with a rich heritage dating back to the Victorian heyday and beyond. The town was developed off the back of the Industrial Revolution and the local iron industry in particular. Whilst the boom times may have…

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    4. Whitby Beach

    Whitby has beaches on both sides of the River Esk. On the east side is the smaller Tate Hill, a sheltered sandy beach that allows dogs all year round. On the other side of West Pier is West Cliff, a larger sandy beach with colourful beach…

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    5. Robin Hoods Bay

    The beach at Robin Hood's Bay has a powerful, natural beauty, all of its own, making a great destination for amateur photographers. With its backdrop of craggy cliffs and sweeping views round the bay, this is a popular destination for…

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    6. Runswick Bay

    Runswick Bay, about 9 miles north of Whitby, is widely regarded as one of the prettiest spots on the Yorkshire coast. Come here in the summer months for sandcastles, beach games, rock pooling and maybe even a dip in the waters. Come here…

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    7. Staithes Beach

    The eminently photographic fishing village of Staithes is reckoned by many to be the prettiest on the east coast. Sitting within the shelter of the harbour and backed by the seafront is a small sandy beach. Staithes is where the North…

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    8. Bridlington Beach (South Beach)

    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…

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    9. Bridlington Beach (North Beach)

    An excellent sand and shingle beach with an attractive promenade and great views of the impressive chalk cliffs of Flamborough Headland. The cliffs are a nesting site for thousands of sea birds and the only mainland nesting site for the…

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    10. Fraisthorpe Beach

    Fraisthorpe is a flat, sandy beach in the East Riding area of Yorkshire. It forms part of Bridlington Bay, a sandy stretch of coastline that stretches on for many miles southwards, down to the Humber Estuary. This makes the beach perfect…

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