The traditional seaside resort of Filey is less commercial than some of its East-Coast neighbours and is an ideal seaside location for young families or anyone looking for a fine stretch of good sand for walks, playing in the sand, kite-flying or even horse riding.
The glorious 5-mile stretch of golden sand runs from the rocky peninsula of Filey Brigg to the north down to Bempton, home to an RSPB reserve. At low tide a quarter-mile width of sand is exposed. Younger visitors will find plenty of good rock pools to explore along this stretch.
Filey has a strong fishing heritage and today visitors can still watch fishermen mending and casting their nets from the traditional “coble” fishing boats.
The promenade running along the seafront features a series of art works inspired by the local natural heritage. For the real thing though, head to Filey Brigg, which is a good spot for birdwatching and marks the start of the Cleveland Way coastal walk.
There are seasonal restrictions on dog-walking in the area between the Royal Parade and the beach slipway. Other parts of the beach are dog-friendly at any time of year – see signage.