Yorkshire Net Guide to Bridlington
Bridlington retains much of the charm of a traditional British seaside resort but with the benefits of a massive transformation programme bringing modern facilities, newly designed promenades and renovated attractions.
There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Two award-winning beaches of golden sand stretch out on either side of the historic harbour. The promenades are lined with smart Victorian houses, hotels and amusement arcades. There’s donkey rides along the beach, a traditional seafront of souvenir shops, fun fairs and fresh fish shops boasting some of the finest local catches.
The newly rebuilt South Promenade adds a modern twist, whilst the North Promenade has lost none of its Edwardian charm, both perfect for a stroll, watching the fun on the beach below or enjoying the view out to sea. Seafront trains - and even a fleet of ‘tuk-tuk’ motor-rickshaws - ensure everyone has the time and energy to enjoy all the attractions.
Following a multi-million pound renovation, the historic Royal Hall and Spa Theatre provides a packed programme of top-class music, comedy, drama and variety shows, as well as great restaurants and excellent bars. ‘Beside the Seaside - The Bridlington Experience’ is a museum devoted to celebrating the British seaside holiday – a great attraction whatever the weather.
The Old Town brings a welcome contrast to the seaside attractions. Along the pretty 17th century High Street are antique shops, craft shops and charming cafés. On the green stands St Mary’s Priory Church, almost 1,000 years old and part of what was once one of the largest and most important monasteries in Northern England.
Just along the coast lie the dramatic chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head, home to the picturesque lighthouse and one of the largest sites of nesting sea birds in England including puffins and a rare colony of gannets.
Further afield are the picturesque villages and scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds, the neighbouring resorts of Hornsea and Withernsea, and the spectacular Heritage Coastline.
Over three miles long and at some places only 50 metres wide, Spurn Point National Nature Reserve is a precarious, ever-moving stretch of sand and shingle. This captivating place is most famous for the thousands of migrating birds that visit every year.