North Beach is an award-winning sand and shingle beach surrounded by wide promenades backed against the impressive Flamborough cliffs. This beach provides the ideal location to relax and just watch the constant bustle of the busy harbour or browse around the splendid array of boats.
South Beach is an extensive sandy beach which overlooks Bridlington Bay with the golden sands extending to Spurn Point at the mouth of the River Humber. Bridlington South Beach was given a Quality Coast Bucket and Spade Award for the first time this year. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of traditional restaurants as well a variety of modern establishments.
Discover a fascinating coastline recognised for its geographical, natural and archaeological importance. Travel by car, bike, bus or on foot or take a sightseeing boat trip for an alternative view of this spectacular region. There are many natural beauty spots to be enjoyed around the Bridlington area, such as Danes Dyke, Spurn Point, Flamborough Head and RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Those with four-legged friends can get inspiration with our 9 great coastal dog walks.
Bridlington also has a glorious maritime past, and this facet of the town is celebrated in the Maritime Trail. Pick up a free guide from the Tourist Information Centre and embark on a voyage of discovery through the seafaring past.
Sea battles have been fought off Flamborough Head’s shoreline, notably in 1643 between seven of Queen Henrietta’s Dutch ships and four parliamentarian ships. In 1779, when two British naval ships engaged the American pirate, Commodore John Paul Jones’s fleet for over two hours, they inflicted heavy losses and Jones’s ship, Bonhomme Richard, is believed to have sunk after the battle to the north just off Filey.
With a striking clifftop position offering spectacular views across Bridlington, Sewerby Hall is a grade I-listed house than has been restored to its former glory of over 100 years ago. Its 50-acre 19th-century parkland with Walled, Pleasure and Rose gardens is a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle around the harbour, and you can take a tour of the house to see the exquisite furnishings, some from the national collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum. There is also an adventure playground and a zoo to keep the little ones entertained. The zoo is a firm favourite – you can chat with the Eclectus Parrot and see penguins splashing about.
Located in Brid’s Old Town, the Priory Church of St Mary has been a rich and important religious house since 1113, when it was founded as an Augustinian monastery. During the 16th-century Reformation, most of the monastery was dissolved, but the nave remains and is now a fine example of medieval religious architecture. Gaze up at the soaring columns and impressive stained-glass windows as you explore. Children can dress up as an Augustinian canon and colour-in illuminated letters.
Calling all children aged 12 and under! Discover the delights of John Bull’s Candy Kingdom, an indoor play area with separate sections for babies (under 3s), toddlers (up to 4 years old) and juniors (between 5 – 12 years old). Each play area is specially designed for its age range, with appropriate toys in the baby section and different levels of slides, climbing ramps and other obstacles in the toddler and junior sections. There is also a ‘sports area’ with mini football pitch boasting goals and basketball nets. There are lots of options for parties and private hire, and the café offers great deals on children’s food and drinks.
Find beautiful watercolour and oil paintings of the stunning scenery and wildlife of the East Yorkshire Coast at the Richard Burton Art Centre. Richard is a professional landscape artist and keen historian and has produced a series of nostalgic pieces depicting local scenes as they would have been in days gone by. Explore original paintings, prints and locally produced pottery and crafts at this art centre, and view a display of black-and-white photographs dating back to the early 1900s which provide a fascinating insight into the old way of life around Bridlington and Flamborough. There is also a gallery tearoom offering delicious sandwiches, soups and cakes including gluten-free options. Located in Buckton, close to the iconic RSPB Bempton Cliffs.
Whether it is a one-on-one meeting or an event for 3,800 people, Bridlington Spa is the premier venue along Yorkshire’s coast. It can accommodate activities for a variety of social occasions including banquets, exhibitions, training sessions and music concerts. Dating back to July 1932, it has a striking Art Deco Royal Hall and has hosted some of the biggest names in British music. There is also a gallery and a café, and the entire building is accessible for visitors with disabilities.