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Yorkshire coast beaches - our favourite!

Our Favourite Yorkshire Coast Beach...

What are you planning for your days out in the UK? Read about our favourites... Best beaches along the Yorkshire coast - fun, family, quiet, nature, dogs... Something for everyone...

One of the best things about living close to the Yorkshire east coast is being able to get to the wonderful beaches...

Yorkshire coast beaches - on horseback at Scarborough beach

Beaches are something this area does really well - natural, you would think, for a coastal area!

...Well, yes, but these aren't just any beaches, these are Yorkshire beaches!!

There are such a wonderful variety of beaches along the Yorkshire east coast...

To the north, around Whitby and towards Scarborough, the coast is quite rocky...

You'll find charming little bays and coves, interspersed with large sandy beaches, such as the beach at Whitby itself, and at nearby Sandsend and Runswick Bay...

Further along the coast, Scarborough has 2 massive sandy beaches - great choices for those traditional seaside holidays (but very busy in the height of Summer). More about Scarborough Beach Resort

Huge flat, sandy beaches can also be found at Filey and in the whole of the Filey Bay, which stretches for miles...

More about The Beach at Hunmanby Gap in Filey Bay...

More about Cayton Bay - a mini-mecca for surfers on the Yorkshire Coast!

Yorkshire coast beaches Flamborough Head

Enjoy sheltered coves and bays around Flamborough Head...

...such as the pretty little beach at Flamborough North Landing

Bridlington too is famous for its flat, golden sands...

More about Bridlington South Beach

Yorkshire coast beaches - on my favourite beach

South of Bridlington the coast line changes. Gone are the tall cliffs and rocky outcrops.

Instead we find low, clay clifs. This is the area of rapdily disappearing coastline, and coastal erosion...

And once again the sands stretch out for miles to the south... this is a very beautiful area...

...possibly my very favourite area, including our 'best beach': Fraisthorpe beach....

...soon reaching the small seaside resort of Hornsea...

More about Hornsea beach and seafront

The coast moving south from here, past Withernsea Sands, towards the dramatic tip of Spurn Point, is the windswept, lonely scenery of a deserted beach...


These are perfect places for getting away from it all - never too busy - even in the very height of Summer...

A hot summer day is the perfect time to relax on the beach and feel that cooling sea breeze...

Ian and I enjoy 2 different faces
of our favourite beach near Bridlington

(above and below)

Yorkshire coast beaches Ian and Ginger on our favourite beach

In lots of ways, though, Ian and I actually prefer the Winter time on the beaches of the Yorkshire coast.

We can enjoy the beauty without the crowds - and get to really appreciate the spectacle of nature!

We also like to take our retired greyhound for a run on the beach... we appreciate a quieter beach, with plenty of flat, clean sand...

Whatever you want from your trip to the beach, you will be able to find it along the Yorkshire east coast:

...There's sure to be something to suit you perfectly...

Browse our Selection of Favourite Beaches, and see which one will become your favourite too...

Best Beaches

Runswick Bay


Whitby Beaches

Scarborough Beach

Cayton Bay

Filey Beach

The Beach at Hunmanby Gap

Flamborough Head

Flamborough North Landing

Bridlington South Beach

Fraisthorpe Beach
(Our personal favourite!)

Hornsea Beach and Seafront

Mappleton Sands

Withernsea Sands and Seafront

Best Beaches, Days Out and Holidays with Dogs

Your Best Beaches

Readers reviews and comments about Fraisthorpe Beach

Some more thoughts about Fraisthorpe as a naturist beach...

Danes Dyke
Near Flamborough and Bridlington
(Recommended by Kathryn)

Dianne discusses disabled access to Yorkshire's beaches...

More beach comments and reviews from readers

Let us know all about your own favourite beaches on the Yorkshire coast...

Yorkshire coast beaches - donkeys at Scarborough beach

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