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As if this strangest of summers could not get any more bizarre. With Filey groaning beneath almost unprecedented visitor numbers, the crowds flocking to the coast are now causing disruption to wildlife. Incredibly, this includes the taking of ‘seal selfies’ and instances of flying drones over basking seals. These kind of disturbances can lead to mothers abandoning their pups after people […]

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The stretch of the England Coast Path in North Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire between Easington and Filey Brigg has received approval from the Secretary of State. Work will now commence on a fifty-nine mile section of the coast to prepare the new footpath for public use. The first step is to contact owners and occupiers of […]

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Vintage fairground ride
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It has one of the largest collection of vintage fairground rides, organs and vehicles in the country, but the Scarborough Fair Collection is set to remain closed for the remainder of the year. The attraction was unable to open as usual this spring due to the Corona Virus pandemic, but plans had been put in […]

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In 2021 the British conservationist and naturalist Stewart McPherson is set to retrace the route of Charles Darwin’s famous voyage of discovery. It will be a global expedition that will seek to inspire a new generation of scientists and conservationists. The Darwin200 tall ship will undertake a two year voyage around the world, the ship will stop in every […]

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Another accolade comes Filey’s way, as the beach has been listed in The Guardian’s 10 of Britain’s best wild beach walks. It comes hard on the heels of Hunmanby Gap being named in The Times top ten beaches in 2020. Once again the wide open spaces are highlighted as being ideal in this post-Covid world. Although […]

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For five years they have been helping keep the rubbish at bay. Five years of picking up fag ends, portable BBQs, beer cans, plastic toys, used nappies and anything else the public can leave on the streets and beach. The volunteer group Keep Filey Tidy began their ceaseless work in August 2015. Since then  their […]

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The winner of the annual Times newspaper beach of the year competition has been revealed. The best beach in Britain 2020, was Runswick Bay, near Whitby. The Times then names the best fifty beach in Britain and Hunmanby Gap appears on the list, with the Gap Cafe receiving a special mention. Hunmanby Gap was described as a […]

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Just after 6pm last night the Filey inshore lifeboat was launched following reports of a large basking shark becoming stranded in shallow waters near Primrose Valley. The lifeboat crew joined personnel from the Coastguard, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, RSPCA and Scarborough Sea Life Centre in an effort to get the fourteen and a half foot basking […]

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One of the oldest pubs in Filey, The Grapes, has closed its doors for the last time. The Queen Street pub has been sold by Admiral Taverns as an unlicensed premise and it is expected that it will be converted to holiday flats. Former landlord Nick Herrington, who ran the pub for five and a half […]

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Fire damaged USS Bonhomme Richard
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After four days, the fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard has finally been extinguished. Forty sailors and twenty-three civilians were injured in the fire that broke out on 12 July. As the United States Navy launches an investigation into the cause of the blaze, it is unclear whether the amphibious assault ship can survive the damage. The […]

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