Once again Filey has been named among the best beaches in Britain. This time by the New York based Condé Nast. Of course, there are many such lists and understandably Filey appears in virtually them all. This time the beaches aren’t listed in any order, so Filey is one among a selected forty-four of ‘the best beaches in the UK, from secret coves in Cornwall to sensational stretches of sand in Scotland’.
The blurb on the website is as follows:
‘The UK might not be known for the best beaches in the world, but take some time to head to the coastline, on those increasingly common sunny UK days, and you might be pleasantly surprised. From the well-loved Cornwall coast to the secret sandy spots in Scotland, we’ve searched high and low to bring you our pick of the best beaches in the UK, plus where to stay nearby for a UK weekend break.’
Oddly enough, it is Filey Brigg that is the main feature as opposed to the miles of golden sands. A different take on the usual bucket and spade approach, but welcome nonetheless. The Brigg is praised as:
‘The best part of this sandy beach is the wildlife. Trek out to the north and find Filey Brigg: a stretch of stony land that protrudes out into the ocean, and is teeming with rock pools to explore. There’s also the sculpture trail along the beach, and a series of colourful chalets dotted along the coastline that are available to rent – the ideal place to stay for a peaceful summer holiday by the sea.’
Finally, they offer advice on where to say. Bizarrely they recommend the Talbot at Malton. A great place, but with establishments such as the White Lodge, Filey is hardly short of high-quality accommodation.