Filey has been named by Rough Guides as the nineteenth best seaside resort in Britain. At first glance you might think that our lovely town has been hard done to, but read the list and actually the placing is quite a coup.
First place was awarded to another North Sea resort, Tynemouth and a lovely place it is. We offer our congratulations to our Northumbrian cousins. Robin Hood’s Bay tops Yorkshire’s entrants with a ninth place finish. The only other White Rose resort is Filey in nineteenth place. Directly beneath Filey in twentieth is St Ives in Cornwall. Trailing further behind are Brighton, Weymouth and Padstow!
So what did the Rough Guides say about Filey?
This quaint little Edwardian seaside town in North Yorkshire has homely pubs, quirky shops and a weekly farmers’ market. Scramble up the hillside by the beach for a great view over the huge orange-sand bay, and follow up with some top-notch fish and chips from one of the stalls on the popular beachside slipway, Coble Landing. At low tide, head out to the peninsula of Filey Brigg – a fossiliferous, rocky promontory that’s popular with fishermen and naturalists alike.
It said that the best place for view is the White Lodge Hotel. We agree, especially with a drink in hand on the summer’s evening.