Bridlington England 

Bridlington

The people of Yorkshire are known for their warm hospitality.  Add a seaside location into the mix and you have Bridlington, a holiday destination that has been a favourite with families for generations. The town sees an influx of thousands of people every summer all coming to enjoy the clean, award winning sands of the beaches. Take the lazy route up to the top of the cliffs or jump aboard the land train.

Photo by Carl Milner
Photo by Carl Milner

On the cliff tops you will find Sewerby Hall and Gardens – there are over fifty acres of stunning gardens which offer incredible views across Bridlington Bay. If it is entertainment you are after head to Spa Bridlington, a local landmark and the most famous venue for entertainment in the town. Bridlington old town offers a different atmosphere to the beach fronts, with ancient narrow streets winding through the town for you to explore. If all of the sightseeing gets too much stop for some refreshments at the wonderful Georgian Tea Rooms and recharge your batteries with a delicious Yorkshire High Tea.

Bridlington Harbour

The harbour is situated in the area known as Bridlington Quay, at the point where the Gypsey Race stream makes its way into the sea. The harbour is a hive of activity with fresh fish being landed daily. As you sit and watch the fishing boats you will also notice some private yachts, speed boats and a number of pleasure craft around the harbour. The heritage and history of the harbour can be discovered at the Harbour Heritage Museum. Bridlington was at one time only a small coastal fishing village until the discovery of a natural spring which saw the popularity of the town soar and the trade in tourism boom.

Bridlington’s Beaches

There are two beaches to choose from – the North Beach or the South Beach. The South Beach is very family friendly with some pretty, traditional beach huts. Along the wooden decked beach front there are a number of cafes and restaurants and more than enough places to stop for a refreshing ice cream. The beach stretches as far as the Flamborough Headland and back as far as Spurn Point at the Humber river mouth. The beach here has won awards for its cleanliness.

The North Beach is framed by spectacular cliffs and has changed little since the Edwardians came here to promenade along the sea front. This is the place to board the land train that will take you up to Sewerby Hall on the cliff tops. The North Beach is a Blue Flag Beach with a mixture of sand and shingle. The promenade is broad and long and perfect for a gentle stroll as you watch the boats out on the water.

Bridlington is the ideal place for a traditional seaside holiday where the kids can wear themselves out on the beach and mum and dad can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this pretty resort town. Whether you are here for the fish and chips followed by ice cream, or something a little bit more special you will find what you need to make your holiday here a memorable one.

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