Bridlington offers some of the best beaches around.
Plenty for the kids to do
1. Sewerby Hall
Located just 2 miles outside Bridlington, it is a Grade 1 listed country house set in 50 acres of landscaped gardens. You can take a land train from the beach at Bridlington directly to the hall. As well as the house and grounds there is also a zoo. The zoo is home to many animals including Shetland ponies, capuchin monkeys, alpacas, lemurs as well as a colony of Humboldt Penguins which are an endangered species in the wild.
2. Take a Cruise
The Yorkshire Belle offers 1 hour long cruises around the bay and to the top of Flamborough Head. There are also longer cruises available which visit bird colonies to the north of Flamborough. Here, you will find Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins and Gannets.
3. Take a Speedboat
For something a bit quicker on the water try a speedboat ride from the harbour. A ten minute blast around the harbour for just a few pounds. Bridlington Speedboats are the 2 fastest speedboats in on the east coast and can reach a top speed of 58 mph.
4. Fraisthorpe Beach
Fraisthorpe Beach used to be a nudist beach. It is now one of the few beaches that dogs are allowed on all year around. There are miles of sandy beach for your dog to enjoy. Walk for 3 miles and you will reach the main beach and Bridlington.
5. Visit The Old Town
Bridlington town started 2 miles inland from the seaside resort we know today. The old town is said to have one of the most complete Georgian high streets in England. Many buildings are listed and the shops are mostly independent and include antique shops, art galleries, vintage shops, tea rooms, pubs and much more.
6. Bridlington Golf Course
This course offers a challenging 18 hole, cliff top, par 72 course with sea views as well as a 9 hole, par 29 short course. There is also a driving range and a gym open to non-members.
7. The Boyle Museum
Was once the entrance to the Bridlington Priory. Boyle translates from the French word Baille which means enclosure. The building dates back to the 12th century, it has been used for many things over the years including a prison, court, school and town hall.
8. Enjoy a Stick of Rock
No seaside visit would be complete without a stick of rock. Well you can also visit the factory to see how rock is made and have a go at making your own personalised stick of rock. The factory also produces chocolates, fudge, toffee and much more.
9. Burton Agnes Hall
Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately home which has been in the same family for 400 years. The gardens have won awards in previous years; there is a walled garden, a jungle garden, woodland walk and a maze. The house still has many original carvings and plasterwork and is filled with Georgian furniture as well as French and English impressionist artwork.
10. Sit on the Beach.
If the weather is nice why not relax on the beach. Bridlington is one of Britain’s cleanest beaches, there are beach huts and deck chairs for hire, and a lifeguard is in attendance during July & August.