5 Things To Do In Bridlington

There are plenty of things to do in Bridlington, whatever the weather. This delightful coastal town is popular amongst holidaymakers. And it’s not hard to see why!

Picturesque walks around Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a few hours spent relaxing on a sandy beach or an evening at the Theatre. Bridlington is much more than a simple day at the seaside.

Keep reading to discover our favourite things to do in Bridlington…


Top 5 Things to do in Bridlington

Bridlington beach and ferris wheel


An English coastal town, home to old-fashioned delights such as a ballroom, theatre and many ice cream parlours. Bridlington is a much-loved seaside resort in Yorkshire.

From idyllic beaches and beautifully designed promenades, Bridlington is a popular seaside resort. Whilst the selection of shops, local restaurants and the historic ‘Old Town’ of Bridlington offer a fascinating contrast to life on the beach.


1. Build Sandcastles on the Beach

The seaside resort of Bridlington lies on the east coast of Yorkshire, south of Scarborough and Filey. There are two beautiful, award-winning beaches. Both with golden sand that stretches out on either side of the historic harbour, bustling with activity.

The South Beach, home to miles of golden sand, is the perfect place to build sandcastles and enjoy a family day out.

Whilst Bridlington’s North Beach is home to traditional fairground rides and beach chalets. Join in the fun on the Ferris Wheel or grab an ice cream and watch the world go by.


2. Explore Bridlington’s Old Town

Take a step back from the beach and stroll through the quiet, charming streets of Bridlington’s Old Town.

The Old Town Trail is the perfect way to soak up the atmosphere and explore the historic streets of Bridlington. The trail takes you past historic Bridlington attractions including the Priory Church and the popular Bayle Museum. Collect your free trail leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre.

Looking for a spot of retail therapy? Head to Bridlington Market, one of the most diverse markets in North Yorkshire.


3. Visit Sewerby Hall and Gardens

A delightful early-Georgian house, dating back to 1714. Situated on a dramatic clifftop, with stunning views across Bridlington, Sewerby Halls and Gardens offers something for everyone.

Sewerby Hall boasts 50 acres of perfectly maintained gardens. Spend a summer’s day discovering the Walled, Pleasure and Rose Gardens. Or surround yourself in nature and embark on a Woodland Walk.

Not got the weather on your side? Step inside Sewerby Hall and relive history as you explore the Grade 1 listed building. Recently refurbished, the hall is home to a range of furniture from the Victorian and Albert Museum.


4. Walk around Flamborough Head

The Flamborough Head Circular Walk is one of the most popular walks in the area and one of our favourite things to do in Bridlington. This 3.9km circular loop is accessible all year round and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Take a tour of some of Britain’s most spectacular chalk cliffs, explore Flamborough Head Lighthouse and enjoy the fresh sea air of the Yorkshire Coast. The Flamborough Head Walk is a must for outdoor enthusiasts near and far.

Plus, your cosy Yorkshire cottage will be waiting for you so you can rest your head after a day exploring the dramatic coastline.


5. Witness a show at The Bridlington Spa

A dance hall, theatre and conference centre all in one. Bridlington Spa is one of Yorkshire’s finest entertainment venues and Bridlington’s top attraction.

Enjoy an elegant afternoon of modern ballroom in the magnificent Art Deco ballroom or a sensational pantomime in the Edwardian two-tier theatre.

Overlooking the South Beach, Bridlington Spa offers unbeatable views and a great day out for the whole family.


Things To Do Near Bridlington


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There are many places to visit near Bridlington, including Burton Agnes Hall, Danes Dyke and RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

Further afield are the picturesque villages and scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds, the neighbouring resorts of Filey and Scarborough and the spectacular heritage coastline.


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