Bridlington, the jewel of the East Coast
The town of Bridlington has long been a jewel in the East Coast crown, attracting generations of holiday makers and day trippers. It also remains hugely popular with house buyers looking for a seaside lifestyle but with all the amenities required for modern living, as well as those of retirement age seeking a quieter pace of life.
Award-winning beaches of golden sand stretch out on either side of the historic harbour where fishing boats still land the daily catch, and the beautifully designed and maintained Promenades are perfect for a leisurely stroll. If the legs start to get a little weary, simply jump aboard the land train.
Head away from the sea front and discover the charms of the Old Town which has remained largely unchanged for centuries. Here traditional pubs, restaurants and tearooms compete for your attention with antique shops and art galleries.
For a more conventional shopping experience the town centre is packed with high street brands and independent retailers, many of which are to be found in The Promenades Shopping Centre.
As you would expect with a seaside resort town there is plenty to keep you occupied with Sewerby Hall and Gardens one of many places worthy of closer inspection. Its dramatic cliff top position offers wonderful views over Bridlington and the attraction includes tours of the Grade One listed house, magnificent garden and a zoo which is home to over 60 mammals and birds.
There is also a nine hole pitch and putt course, 18 hole putting green, as well as crown green bowling. However you spend your time you will definitely be ready for refreshments at the Clock Tower Café.
Cherry Blossom Hill
To fully appreciate the majesty of this unique coastal location a trip to Bempton Cliffs is a ‘must’. Just a 10 minute drive from Cherry Blossom Hill, the UK’s largest seabird colony is a truly remarkable wildlife spectacle. Between March and October nearly half a million sea birds make their home here and between April and July puffins join the throng.
There are various view points from which to enjoy the experience and the Seabird Centre provides all the additional information you could possibly need. In the winter months the quiet cliff top paths are the perfect place for a bracing walk.
If live entertainment is more your thing then a great night out is guaranteed at the famous Bridlington Spa which attracts a wide range of performers to suit all tastes.
Bridlington is served by a railway station on the Yorkshire Coast line that runs between Hull and Scarborough. There are several bus services to out-of-town destinations including York, Scarborough, Driffield, Beverley and Hull.
The town also benefits from an excellent road network including the A165 which provides easy access to Scarborough in the north and Hull to the south. For those travelling west to York and the towns and cities of West Yorkshire the A166 will link you directly with the A64.