10 Best Things To Do In Bridlington, England

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This beautiful coastal town sits on the North Sea, and offers a range of amazing natural wonders and stunning wildlife! The town itself is rich with history, which you can take part in during their summer festivals and countless cultural and historical displays! Whether you want to relax down by the sea coves in North Landing or have a truly exhilarating experience, falling from the sky and seeing Bridlington stretch out for miles before you, you are guaranteed a fantastic getaway, at this hidden coastal gem.

Read on to find out about the top 10 things to do in Bridlington, UK.

1. Fraisthorpe Beach

Fraisthorpe Beach
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This beautiful, sandy beach forms part of Bridlington Bay, which stretches on for miles, going south down to the Humber Estuary. Its even elevation makes the beach perfect for walking and running and dogs are also allowed, year round. Fraisthorpe Beach is also a popular spot for horseback riding and if you head here to relax, you might see some of these stunning animals! As you head north towards Bridlington, you can get some stunning cliff views, that are perfect for some holiday snaps!

Fraisthorpe Beach

Address: Bridlington, YO15 3QL

Website: Fraisthorpe Beach

Opening Hours: Daily: 24 hrs

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2. North Landing

North Landing
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Easily one of the most impressive sites in Bridlington is North Landing. A small, crescent shaped beach, this beautiful enclosure has amazing caves and rock pools along the cliff face, that you can explore when the tide is out! With reasonable parking only a few minutes away, and a cafe at the top of the hill serving tea and sandwiches, this is a beautiful little spot for a romantic evening or a day out with the kids!

North Landing

Address: Bridlington YO15 1BJ

Website: North Landing

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3. Bridlington Old Town Summer Festival

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If you want to spend a day away from the beach and sea, the Bridlington Old Town Summer Festival is one of the best events in town. Walking through the old narrow streets, you’ll get to learn about the rich history of many of the buildings, the famous architect, William Kent, the Priory Church, that is over 900 years old and about life in the old seaside town. There are also plenty of art galleries and traditional pubs, along the way! Don’t forget to try out the seafood, as Bridlington is famous for its shellfish!

Bridlington Old Town

Address: High Street, Market Place, Westgate and Kirkgate, Bridlington YO16 4QA

Website: Bridlington Old Town

Opening Hours: Held in June, annually

Phone: +44 1482 391634

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4. Bridlington Pirate Ship

There be pirates
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As one of the east coast’s most popular rides, you can’t miss out sailing on the Bridlington Pirate Ship! With short, 10-minute boat rides, you can take in some amazing views of the coast, such as North Landing and Thornwick Bay, or you can also go on a longer ride, to the famous 300 foot (91.4 metre) high Bempton Cliffs Bird Sanctuary! A unique experience, you’ll get to learn about some of Bridlington’s fishing history, along the way! Admission is extremely cheap, at only 2 USD per person!

Bridlington Pirate Ship

Address: Bridlington Harbour, Bridlington

Website: Bridlington Pirate Ship

Opening Hours: 1st April - 31st October

Phone:+44 7990 840603

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5. Sewerby Halls & Gardens

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One of the most beautiful buildings in Bridlington, this Grade I listed Georgian country house is extremely popular with tourists looking for a beautiful scenic trip to the English countryside. The gardens and building make it a prime place to host various events, such as live re-enactments, art shows, sporting events and even craft and wildlife activities, that you can come and take part in! Prices are approximately 10 USD for adults and 6-7 USD for children.

Sewerby Halls & Gardens

Address: Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA

Website: Sewerby Halls & Gardens

Opening Hours: Daily: 10 am-4 pm

Phone: +44 1262 673769

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6. Bridlington Birds of Prey and Animal Park

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The Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park is a great family attraction. Set in the gorgeous woodland, near Bridlington, the wide-open space here has made it an ideal location to come and learn about their amazing range of birds of prey. With daily flight displays, you can come watch these winged creatures soar into the air and learn all about them, with the opportunity to get an even closer look, during a falconry course, for an additional cost. Contact the organisation to find out about prices.

Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park

Address: Carnaby Covert La, Bridlington YO15 3QF

Website: Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park

Opening Hours: Daily: 10:30 am-4:30 pm

Phone: +44 1262 673653

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7. The Yorkshire Belle

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The oldest pleasure cruiser on the East Coast, the Yorkshire Belle has sailed these waters for 70 years! In 2017, it won the most Remarkable Tourist Attraction award and it was a previous winner of the Sunday Times Best Boat Trip in Britain! You can take a short 30-minute cruise, or go for the full three and half hour experience! The shorter trips are as cheap, at 3 USD for adults and the most expensive is 23 USD for adults.

The Yorkshire Belle

Address: The Harbour, Bridlington

Website: The Yorkshire Belle

Opening Hours: Daily

Phone: +44 7774 193404

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8. Flamborough Lighthouse

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The first Flamborough Lighthouse was built in 1669, but then later rebuilt in 1806. For over 200 years, this historical landmark has helped boats and ships find their way along the cliffs of the east coast. Still an active lighthouse, you can come visit to learn about the history of this place and get some amazing views of the North Sea! Entry fee to the Flamborough Lighthouse is extremely reasonable, at only 7 USD for adults and 5 USD for children.

Flamborough Lighthouse

Address: Flamborough Head, Flamborough, Bridlington, England

Website: Flamborough Lighthouse

Phone: +44 1262 678255

Email: visitor.centre@trinityhouse.co.uk

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9. Danes Dyke

Dane's Dyke, Bridlington, East Yorkshire. By Thomas Tolkien
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One of the most beautiful places in Bridlington, Danes Dyke is renowned for its wildlife reserve and is seen as one of the finest stretches of coastland in Britain. This haven offers a glimpse of usually unseen wildlife, beautiful cliffs and stunning forest walks. Completely free to enter, you can walk up to the cliffs or go for a wander through the woods!

Danes Dyke

Address: Flamborough Head, Flamborough, Bridlington YO15, England

Website: Danes Dyke

Phone: +44 1482 395208

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10. Bridlington Skydive

AFF Level 1 - Skydive Langar
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With its great location on the coast, Bridlington Skydive offers unrivalled views from 10,000 feet (3048 metres) up! You can book an array of different excursions, whether you want the standard tandem jump, or, if you’re feeling brave, you can get a full day of training and do a solo jump! With an automated parachute (static line jump), you’ll get the full experience, without having to worry too much! This is a once in a lifetime experience that you can get, right in Bridlington!

Bridlington Skydive

Address: East Leys Farm, Grindale, Bridlington YO16 4YB

Website: Bridlington Skydive

Opening Hours: By appointment

Phone: +44 1262 228033

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Beautiful views and adventures!

If you’re looking to explore sea caves, stand at the edge of the East Coast cliffs, or dive from the sky, a holiday to Bridlington is no boring affair! Offering a few quiet beaches to relax and take a dip in the north sea, the town of Bridlington is also very active, with the Old Town Summer Festival and the various events going on at Sewerby Hall, you’ll never be bored!

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