Seaside holidays in Great Bridlington
Bridlington is one of Yorkshire’s best family holidays, packed with fun seaside activities for kids. Bridlington’s fine promenade is crammed with kids rides and amusements and the town lays claim to award winning sandy beaches which straddle either side of Bridlington’s harbour. Bridlington North Beach has the highest Blue Flag award for water quality. Summer days can be idled away on the Bridlington coastline. Peaceful visits to the Bempton Cliffs RSPB nature reserve are a mecca for birdwatchers and the beaches are sandy and clean, ideal for sandcastles, buckets and spades.
Bridlington’s historic harbour area, which bustles in Summer, hints at Bridlington’s fishing heritage and the old town area is full of charm and character. Bridlington also offers easy access into the Yorkshire Wolds, and north to coastal walking around Flamborough Head and visits to Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve. This Nature Reserve is a family favourite too and Flamborough Headland with its dramatic chalk cliffs reaching up to 130 metres at Bempton is one of England’s treasured designated heritage coasts. Hop aboard the Yorkshire Belle for pleasure boat trips around the Flamborough Head coast from Bridlington Harbour.
On the Yorkshire coast, the town of Bridlington is ideal for family seaside holidays. The area splits naturally into two sections – the ancient market town steeped in history, and the modern and bustling quay and harbour with tourist attractions and promenades. Popular with a wide range of visitors, Bridlington has excellent facilities for all ages, and boasts a number of beautiful trails for walking and cycling.
Well-loved attractions at Bridlington include The Spa, and iconic building in the town serving as a theatre and culture venue hosting year round live events and performances, and the ideal choice for weddings and conferences. Those seeking quieter serene historic attractions should head to beautiful Sewerby Hall & Gardens near Bridlington, a historic country house set in acres of beautiful countryside and boasting regular events to keep visitors of all ages happy. The attraction is home to a museum, an art gallery, a children’s play area, a pitch and putt course and a small petting zoo enough to keep both children and adults busy whatever the weather!
Bridlington Leisure World & Bayside Pleasure Park
Rain or shine, Leisure World in Bridlington guarantees a fun family swimming experience with a choice of swimming pools and great water slides. Kids can learn to swim here too, via Leisure World’s extensive swimming lessons programme in the learner pool. Water rides include slides, waves and a ‘rain storm’ effect! Indoor bowls, an extensive gym/fitness centre and a small theatre and bar are all on-site. Leisure World sits conveniently just off Bridlington Prom.
Bridlington Golf Courses
Bridlington golf courses include premier Bridlington Links Golf Club, an 18 hole links course in a spectacular cliff top location with on-site golf driving range, an additional 9 hole course, restaurants, leisure facilities and truly magnificent coastal views. The resort’s second course – Bridlington Golf Club, nicknamed Belvedere, has a long history dating back to 1905. This 18 hole course sits just south of Bridlington town and also has spectacular views of Bridlington Bay.
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