Yorkshire's 'best beach' has miles of sand and dolphins swimming in bay

Filey -Credit:Getty
Filey -Credit:Getty

Yorkshire boasts some truly stunning coastal spots, and Filey was last year crowned as the region's 'best beach'.

With its charming promenade, sweeping views, and a glorious five-mile stretch of sand, it's easy to understand its appeal. This serene haven is ideal for anyone looking to enjoy a tranquil day at the seaside under the sun.

Nestled between Scarborough and Bridlington, Filey is receiving heaps of praise on TripAdvisor, with visitors claiming they "cannot fault" this slice of Yorkshire heaven. Filey Beach isn't just winning hearts; it's also clinching top reviews on TripAdvisor, amassing an impressive 1,938 'excellent' ratings.

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It's currently ranked second in things to do in the area, boasting a stellar 4.5-star rating, making it clear why it's the talk of the town.

Jacqui S, one of the reviewers, couldn't help but gush about the beach, describing it as "glorious" and noting: "Glorious to walk down to the coast from the centre of town and see the expanse of coastline and just watch the world go by. A lovely area and plenty to see and do.", reports Yorkshire Live.

She added, "It was popular and that was February. A bit of a climb back up to town, manageable though, and plenty folk were doing just that."

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Shane, another visitor who gave Filey Beach a perfect score, commented: "We cannot fault this beautiful, large, sandy beach and our two dogs Monty and Stumpy thoroughly enjoyed their visit to a deserted beach."

He observed, "At this time of year, not much was open however we made the most of the beach. Disabled bays close by seem to have disappeared or have a very limited time. A gorgeous beach."

Julie R shared her delightful experience: "We had a late autumn day trip to pretty little Filey. We walked on the Brigg and were thrilled to see dolphins swimming in the bay. We had a big walk on the sandy beach, dog friendly this time of year. Parking was also free out of season but not all public toilets were open. Looks like it would be lovely to visit in the summer and swim in the sea."

She added praise for the town's amenities: "Nice selection of shops and cafes in the main town, and beautiful public gardens."

Chris A was impressed by the cleanliness and regulations of the beach: "Miles upon miles of wide open sandy beach. Extremely clean and employ a no dogs policy on the main area of the beach."

Melody S described Filey Beach as an undiscovered treasure: "What an absolute gem of a place! Beautiful beach and an Olde Worlde feel to the prom. It was very busy and parking was a bit of a nightmare but I'm so glad we persevered in finding a parking spot. If parking at the top of the hill be aware. Beach Approach has lots of steps."

She also mentioned the local cuisine: "There's a fish and chips restaurant on the front which has tasty food but a little expensive. We thoroughly enjoyed our day here and will definitely be returning."

Hollieeee was captivated by the beach's beauty, stating: "Came here to finish off a day in Yorkshire in June. A long, beautiful, picturesque stretch of sand. The view was something I could never have dreamed of seeing but I'm so glad I got to. Gorgeous, sunny, and ethereal. I'd recommend visiting here, even for five minutes."

Reviewers have been sharing their experiences of Filey beach, with one visitor, EllBee, commenting on the charm of the location even in less than ideal weather conditions: "Very windy and almost high tide when we visited so we couldn't get on beach but can imagine in summer this place would be delightful."

"Lots of golden sand and and amenities like public loos and snack bars and parking not too expensive. I would definitely recommend although I wouldn't let my fully clothed kids go in the sea fully clothed at near high tide in October but then you can't teach stupid or seemingly the father figure taking pics with them."