Took 2 dogs to Fraisthorpe after reading your recommendation.
Both dogs had never been to the seaside, pure joy, we went on a monday so only us, two seafishermen a few horse riders and some windsurfers, weather was great the wind warm.
3 hours passed before we knew it ,then up to Bridlington, fish and chips followed by a 99 while sat on harbour benches, heaven!
Thanks for your recommendation, will be a regular from now on, but will try some of your other beaches too, will let you know our thoughts.
Wonderful! by: Charlotte
So glad you enjoyed it - it is a pretty special place, isn't it!
Oh yes please, do try out some more, and let us know what you think - we love trying out new places ourselves, but so far nothing seems to beat Fraisthorpe!
Glad your dogs enjoyed their trip to the seaside too - did they go in the sea? Ginger is still a bit scared of the waves (aaawww!)
Sep 29, 2009 Reply to Charlotte by: Lynne
Yes Charlotte, both dogs swim anyway, we are regulars at Pugneys water park at Wakefield.
Ti the 1yr old whippet cross staffy cross something we are not sure of, he was running into the waves chasing anything we threw for him. and tag the yorky cross anybodys guess, loved the sea.
Great thing was near the car park, the freshwater stream runs into the sea, dogs swam and rinsed all sand and saltwater off them,
already planning next visit many thanks.... Lynne
Sep 30, 2009 Fab! by: Charlotte
aw, fantastic Lynne!
No problem! :o)
Aug 24, 2010 Fraisthorpe Beach by: John Raworth
Sunday 22nd August.
Thank you for this wonderful guide. Woke up and read your page on Fraisthorpe beach, spur of the moment thing so drove over from Derbyshire with our two dogs Rosie the Collie and Ginny the Shorkie.
It was packed but parking no problem (£2) and ice cream van and burger van on car park.
We walked up the beach and soon got away from the sun bathers to more quiet sands where the dogs had a fantastic time.
Then nipped up to Bridlington to "Buzzy Bees" fish and chip shop and had lovely fish and chips for tea.
Got a nice tan too!
A great day out !!
Aug 24, 2010 Glad you enjoyed your day! by: Charlotte
Thanks for your kind comments - so glad you like the site - and especially that you and the dogs enjoyed your day out at Fraisthorpe beach.
No matter how busy it is, you always seem to be able to find a quiet spot somewhere!
And sunshine too! What a bonus!!
Hope we'll see you up here again soon!
Best wishes - and thanks very much for sharing your experiences.
Charlotte (and Ginger the greyhound) x
Comment: By Wendi Hyde
April 19 2011
does anyone know any equine campsites at Fraisthorpe beach, we are looking to take our own horses & lorry to sleep in, all we need is a safe field for our horses, we have been to fraisthorpe many times and love it so much we want to stay over, any suggestions?
Comment: By Charlotte
20 April 2011
This isn't right on the beach at Fraisthorpe but is close to Bridlington - so might be a good option?
It doesn't say camping for horses, but is a campsite, trekking and livery centre, and riding is available, so they may be able to accommodate your needs:
This is one magnificent place - I first came here in 2008 with a friend and his dog. I was so impressed that when I came in 2010 with my new partner and her dog the price was still the same, we had a ball on the beach, the dog loved the sea had a picnic and an ice cream (dog had her own).
We are trying to find a camping site locally which is dog friendly with toilets and showers with 240v hook up for our trailer tent. This should be listed as a National Heritage site.
Comment By Charlotte
Thanks for sharing your experiences - yes we love Fraisthorpe too - it's a wonderful beach - very special.
Sometimes the Camping and Caravanning Club do a temporary site in a cliff-top field here, but that will certainly be without electric hook-up :( and likely without showers too. This is organised by Leeds DA (think the one for 2011 is finished now, though)
You could also try the Black Bull Farm Campsite in nearby Barmston (a little further south than Fraisthorpe) - tents are accepted but there was no further info as to facilities - contact details here...
Do let us know if you find somewhere suitable to camp - and good luck with the search!
Just had the most amazing day at Fraisthorpe Beach. My friend Sarah her horse Millie, me and my horse Ronnie had the whole beach to ourselves, there were no wind surfers or para surfers which made life so much more relaxed.
I would recommend this beach to any horsey folk as its just lovely and what a cheap day out cos we just put £3.00 in the honesty box (it only asks for £1.00 per car)
Roll on our next trip.
Comment By Charlotte
11 August 2011
Fantastic! So glad you enjoyed it - it's a special beach, we love it! And I love to watch the horses there, too!
Here's my favourite horsey pic that I've taken there - again you see it's deserted! Lovely!
Hope it won't be too long before you enjoying your next trip to Fraisthorpe Beach!
Thank you very much for sharing your horsey day out at Fraisthorpe. :)
Having been on family holidays to the East coast over the last few years, we had completely missed Fraisthorpe and always ended up in Filey or in Bridlington.
I had seen the sign for Fraisthorpe beach on the main road to Hull a few times and often wondered what was there.
So today after visting Cruckley Animal Farm Park, we had a few hours to spare before going back to our holiday home.
So I made the decision to see where this sign would lead us. I am very glad we did, what a great beach.
The weather was a little cold for August and the wind was blowing off the North Sea but we had a good couple of hours walking and exploring the rock pools with my two girls aged 3 and 13
I grew up by the sea (all be it Morecambe on the west coast) but the size of the beach and the amount of space when the tide was out reminded me of the great expanses of sand I am used to.
As soon as we got back to our holiday home, I tried to find out more about the campsite that was right next to the beach as we have a tent - and happened upon this great site.
I am still no wiser about the campsite. I think it is a Caravanning Club site rather than a camping site.
I don't have any pictures as I didn't have my camera with me, but the beach left us all feeling invigorated and happy.
We ended our few hours on the beach having some drinks and biscuits in the car, watching the tide come in and listening to the wind buffeting the car.
A great end to our day out. I would highly recommend Fraisthorpe Beach.
Comment from Charlotte:
So glad you enjoyed Fraisthorpe beach - its a real hidden gem - and our favourite beach!
Such a pity the Summer didn't comply with some more August-like weather - but I do think Fraisthorpe beach is enjoyable whatever the weather!
I know Morecambe well too - I worked at Middleton Tower Pontins for 2 summers, in the early '90's, and I agree about the same feel of acres of sea and sky and beach in both places.
The small campsite (close to the farm) is a Caravan Club website - I've searched and searched but can find no information on it - I believe it is a 'Certificated Location' and it seems you have to be a member to view these online.
The Caravanning and Camping Club also do a temporary holiday site here sometimes, (in a field further along towards Bridlington - just past where you park the cars)(own sanitation essential)
Thanks for sharing your trip to Fraisthorpe beach - so glad you had a lovely visit, and hope you'll be back soon!
Working at Pontins must have been good, did you ever make it to Sunderland Point, a great little place, very remote and peaceful, you just have to watch out for the tides or you get cut off.
We are planning to have a visit to the Fraisthorpe beach again in a few weeks, as living in Leeds I need my regular fix of the seaside, I miss it having grown up by the sea. I guess you take it for granted when you are younger, then when you move to a city you miss it and the wide open spaces.
Thanks for setting up this website, it is great and I will be back with some more stories, pity the summer is over now, but the seaside can be just as nice on a crisp winters day.
Comment from Charlotte:
Working at Pontins was a fun experience - yes I did make it to Sunderland Point - a wonderful little spot - very remote indeed!
I hope you enjoy your trip to the seaside again soon - yes I love the coast in the winter too - for different reasons than in the summer - so long as its not toooo wet and cold!
Hope the weather stays bright and dry for you - have fun!
We visited this beach with our two retired greyhounds yesterday (on the first Saturday of the school holidays). It was absolutely fantastic, and, considering the timing, fairly quiet.
There was lots of firm sand for our dogs to run on, plus large rock pools for them to paddle in (they are a bit frightened of the waves!!). We were happy to pay the £2 car parking, even though we only stayed about an hour.
We have a caravan in Brandesburton, so will definitely be back - this time with chairs and a picnic!
Glad you like Fraisthorpe - its our favourite!
And a great place for greyhounds to run free - very safe!
I too have wanted to camp next the the Fraisthorpe beach for a Kitesurf weekend. There is a 'campsite' next the car park, but, to explain this for all, I have spoken with the farmer who owns the land and the £2.00 car park...
It is the local council who won't allow him to have single caravans or tents, in fact he can only rent the whole field to a club for a rally or similar, hence the caravan club having groups there...
It's a real shame as its the perfect pitch for my 9 man Vango...
I am still looking for somewhere as near to here as possible to camp...
Comment by Charlotte 8 May 2012
It is a real shame there's no tent camping here.
You could try the Southcliff Caravan Park which is just south of Bridlington. Not exactly Fraisthorpe, but pretty close, and it's still close to the beach.
They take tents and tourers, I believe.
Or there is a smaller campsite at Barmston - a little further down the coast (to the south). More info here
Hope it helps.
Thanks for sharing your info.
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