A wide sweep of golden, sandy beach has been attracting holidaymakers to the traditional British seaside resort of Filey for generations, from its Edwardian heyday, through the Butlins era of mass tourism and still today Filey’s popularity endures. The golden crescent of sand; the wide, shallow bay and the promenade, with its lush gardens, traditional bandstand and Sculpture Trail are perfect ingredients for a family cottage holiday by the sea.
The beach is the ideal venue for a wide variety of sports and pastimes, from swimming and surfing to yachting and serious rock pool exploring – this stretch of coastline is of the Jurassic age and is important in geological terms. The imposing rocky outcrop of Filey Brigg, to the north of the bay, is home to abundant wildlife and visitors young and old will enjoy discovering the designated nature trail, while birdwatchers will find it a rich haven for spotting all manner of sea and nesting birds.
Away from the beach, Filey Museum, located in a beautiful grade II listed building in the town, reveals an interesting local history, whilst Filey Crescent Gardens and Glen Gardens both offer excellent green spaces for family picnics, children’s playgrounds and, in the latter case, a lovely boating lake for family fun. Children will love a visit to Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park, whilst the Funland Amusement Arcade offers traditional British seaside slot machines and arcade games to keep older children entertained.