Also called ‘Brid’ for short, Bridlington is a seaside resort on the East Coast of Yorkshire located just north of Hull and the river Humber, and just south of Flamborough Head at Bridlington Bay.
With an extensive range of activities and attractions to choose from, Bridlington is the perfect base for a staycation, whether you’re travelling with children or having a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
If bird-watching is your thing, take a trip over to RSBP Bempton Cliffs where you’ll find a staggering half-a-million seabirds swooping and soaring around the giant chalk cliffs. During the Summer months you can witness the largest seabird in the UK – the majestic gannet, amongst others including puffins, herringulls, razorbills and kittiwakes.
The surrounding beaches of Bridlington hold prestigious awards that are testament to the high standards and cleanliness of the area. Take a trip to Bridlington Beach or Thornwick bay and enjoy the views on the fantastic Land Train ride that runs between South Cliff Holiday Park/ Bridlington Park and Ride to Bridlington Spa every 20 minutes.
Venture into Bridlington Old Town where you’ll find an array of local shops, cafes and restaurants and annual festivals. This quiant town recently went under a stunning transformation to become ‘Walmington On Sea’ in Universal’s 2016 ‘Dad’s Army’ movie and has become a major movie tourist attraction as a result. Walmington On Sea Brewery, Jones The Butchers Shop, Marigolds Tea Rooms and Mercers Shoe Shop are amongst features still recognisable where the filming took place just a few years ago.
For something quieter, visit the awe-inspiring Priory Church which dates back as far as 1113AD then pop over to the Green and Bayle Museum where you’ll be able to experience an interactive trip back through Bridlington’s colourful past.
Activities For The Whole Family
Why not take a traditional boat or fishing trip from the harbour. The Yorkshire Belle sails daily offering a selection of cruises for visitors of all ages.
If you’d prefer to be on land, the award winning Bridlington Animal Park is a fantastic option for the whole family. Located in a wonderful woodland setting, the park offers the chance for visitors to get up close and personal with a selection of beautiful animals and birds of prey.
The Skirlington Market near to Bridlington offers a giant car boot sale on Wednesdays and Sundays. With indoor and outdoor stalls, children’s rides and food outlets, you can enjoy yourself and pick up a bargain at any point in the year!
Food & Drink
Whatever your taste, there’s something for everyone in Bridlington. Choose from an incredible variety of local bars, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs that all have something unique to offer. Sit down at top rated restaurants or grab a takeaway if you’re staying in one of Great Escapes holiday cottages in Bridlington.
Grab Fish and Chips at South Cliff Fish and Chip takeaway, or enjoy a spot of tea at the Sewerby Hall Clock Tower Cafe. Grab a burger and a pint at the G O A T Sports Bar & Grill or enjoy delicious cocktails at the Dog House.
Staying In Bridlington
There are plenty of accommodation options in Bridlington and up and down the Yorkshire Coast. If you’d prefer something a little more private, why not rent a beautiful holiday cottage for as little as £64 per night with Great Escapes Holiday Lets.