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Filey is a popular choice and is reminiscent of childhood holidays – an elegant and tranquil seaside town boasting a beautiful, award-winning beach, charming shops and plenty of activities for all the family.
This exclusive holiday complex is fronted by six miles of sandy beach. There is free use of the superb leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness suite including a state-of-the-art gym. Table tennis is also available at no charge. There’s a beauty room with a therapist offering massage, facials, manicures and pedicures – why not claim some much-needed ‘me’ time and pamper yourself!
Other activities include sea scooters, tennis, football, archery, fencing and pitch and putt. A lovely wildflower meadow and lake are lovely locations for picnics or just relaxing and enjoying the Yorkshire coast’s restorative sea air! If you want to dine out, there’s a great local inn serving good pub food plus an excellent Mediterranean restaurant.
With miles of golden, sandy beach nearby – recently voted the UK’s Best Beach in 2018 – there’s always plenty of room for the little ones to let off some steam and for the adults to walk for miles uninterrupted. Or try your hand at water sports such as sailing or surfing or just settle down in a deck chair with a good book and enjoy the sunshine.
The Coble Landing
Lined with boats and kiosks selling coffee, tea, seaside snacks and even those ever-popular bacon sandwiches, The Coble Landing is a must to enjoy the views before a walk along the spacious promenade, dotted with coastal themed sculptures.
The Filey Brigg
You can walk to the tip of this narrow rock peninsular during low tide and maybe see a seal, sunbathing on the rocks. The cliff top above The Brigg forms part of the Country Park, which is popular with picnickers, birdwatchers and hang-gliders and is the start of The Wolds Way.
A past winner of Discover Yorkshire Coast’s Small Attraction of the Year award, is housed in a building dating from 1696, and is crammed with fascinating memorabilia, including an extensive photographic archive.
Cyclists can enjoy a challenge at Dalby Forest or perhaps follow some of the Tour De Yorkshire route and tackle the famous Cote De Harwood Dale or just pedal village to village along the idyllic country roads of the nearby Wolds and admire views made famous by leading artist David Hockney.
Bird Lovers will love the nature reserve at Bempton Cliffs to see the 250,000 guillemots, gannets and puffins who flock there to raise their young between April and August. It is a haven for birds and animals, including an important colony of great-crested newts and has an interesting Visitor Centre.
Scarborough is 20 minutes north of Filey where theatre goers can enjoy the world premieres of Alan Ayckbourn plays plus Scarborough Open Air Theatre attracts many world-class artists – recent concerts have included Britney Spears, The Beach Boys, Little Mix and Tom Jones!
Filey has a number of restaurants including many renowned fish and chip eateries, good local inns, English, Chinese and India restaurants and charming tea rooms to enjoy the gentle pleasure of taking afternoon tea.
Boasting splendid Edwardian architecture, Filey is home to many quirky shops – while away an afternoon browsing and collecting souvenirs. There are many independent shops for groceries and provisions plus a Co-op and a Tesco supermarket.