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Beach resorts are popular vacation destinations. But with so much to choose from across the country, where should Brits go for their seaside vacation?
With a beach recognized in 2018 as ‘Beach of the Year’ and a place on the UK’s Best Beach Towns list, Filey is the perfect place for a seaside holiday.
Filey is a traditional seaside resort which was described in 1806 by The Gentleman’s Magazine as “an escape from the noisy crowds of Scarborough”.
Filey is always calm, but Brits in need of fresh air will find plenty to do in this North Yorkshire town.
Filey’s biggest draw, of course, is the sea.
Filey Beach is an eight-kilometer sandy bay. At low tide, a width of a quarter of a mile of sand is revealed.
Brits looking for a beach vacation should look no further, there is a lot of sand in Filey.
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Named âthe best of the bestâ by Tripadvisor in 2021, reviewer Kev L wrote: âA beautiful place. Unspoiled, serene and charming place to walk, chat and enjoy the beach. â
The promenade along the waterfront is also a sculpture trail, ensuring that visitors never have to stray too far from the sea, even to soak up the culture.
Filey Brigg is a fantastic place where Brits can get lucky and spot wild animals.
Tripadvisor user Lane said: “We never knew this place existed. Absolutely beautiful and so clean. Lots of trails to hike and if you’re lucky you can see seals. We didn’t. didn’t but the place was still great. “
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Filey Brigg is also the starting point of the Cleveland Way Trail.
The North York Moors National Park Trail will take the Brits nine days to walk.
It ends at Helmsley, after 109 miles.
Another long-distance route ending – or starting – at Filey is the Yorkshire Wolds Way.
This 79 mile route ends in Hessle.
However, Filey vacationers shouldn’t feel as though they have to walk all of the routes to enjoy some of their beauty, as there is plenty to see even without venturing too far out of town.
British nature lovers can also visit Filey Dams Nature Reserve.
It is the last freshwater marsh in the region and attracts many migratory birds.
Tripadvisor user bdon257 said: “Great wildlife sanctuary.”
While Alex S wrote, âI only learned about this after seeing that someone had been on a Facebook post. What a wonderful hidden gem Filey has.
Filey also has a bird garden and wildlife park, where visitors can see exotic wildlife.
Glen Gardens is a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon, as is Crescent Gardens.
Filey has a lot of the outdoors to enjoy, but the town also has a museum.
Housed in two old 17th-century thatched cottages, the museum is a great place to learn about the history of the city.
Freddie wrote: âIt is definitely worth watching and taking a trip down memory lane.
“A fairly compact museum, but so much to look at, and with the available staff who are extremely knowledgeable, this makes for an interesting visit.”
The museum is generally open from Easter to the end of October, but it is currently closed and will reopen in April 2022.
Nearby, St Oswald’s Church is the oldest building in town, dating from the 12th century.
The nearby village of Hunmanby is home to the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, Yorkshire’s very first single malt whiskey distillery.
Brits can go on tour and try their Filey Bay whiskey.
On Tripadvisor, user Fauconberg said: “A visit here is a ‘must see’ for any Whiskeyteer!”