British Beaches

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Filey Beach

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

A long sandy beach set in a wide bay. In town, the beach is edged with a historical promenadeand beach chalets. Close-by to the north, Filey Brigg has some good rock pools to explore.

Beach Type



Plenty of facilities with Toilets
Cafes and shops
Beach huts and deckchair hire
Disabled access and first aid and lost child services available with the lifeguards


A popular spot for sailing and windsurfing as well as surfing when the waves are right

Nature and Wildlife

There is a coast path and the beach is long enough to stretch your legs.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Litter bins are provided.


Dogs are restricted to certain areas on this beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Filey TIC The Evron Centre John Street Filey North Yorkshire YO14 9DW Phone: + 44 (0)1723 383637


Nearest town: Scarborough
County: North Yorkshire
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2078, -0.282563
Postcode: YO14 9JQ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Filey lies 7 miles south of Scarborough and 10 miles north of Bridlington. Turn off the A165 on to the A1039 which leads to the centre of Filey

Public Transport

East Yorkshire Motor Services's bus service number 118 runs between Scarborough and Filey and Yorkshire Coastliner's bus service number 845 runs between Leeds and Bridlington and stops at Filey.

Nearest Railway Stations

Filey (Less than half a mile away)
Hunmanby (Approx. 3 miles away)
Seamer (Approx. 6 miles away)
Bempton (Approx. 7 miles away)
Scarborough (Approx. 7 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Various parking options available though there is a charge for some and they can get busy during peak times. Disabled spaces available.

Nearby Car Parks

Station Avenue, Filey (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
West Avenue, Filey (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Filey Station, Filey (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Country Park, Filey (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Killerby Cliff, Cayton Bay (Unknown stay).
About 3.9 miles away
Eastway, Eastfield (Unknown stay).
About 5 miles away
Filey Road, Scarborough (Unknown stay).
About 5 miles away
Sea Cliff Road, Scarborough (Short stay).
About 5.9 miles away
Albion Road, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 6.7 miles away
Spa Drive, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 6.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Scarborough