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Bridlington Sea Front - Things to Know Before Visiting

Bridlington Sea Front, North Bay Court, 3 N Marine Dr, Bridlington YO15 2JF, UK


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About Bridlington Sea Front

Bridlington Sea Front is a beautiful place to take a stroll, relax in the sun, and take in the fresh sea air. The promenade stretches for over a mile, and there are plenty of benches where you can sit and watch the world go by. The seafront is set around a bustling harbour busy with fishing boats and pleasure cruises. The harbour is known for its shellfish and lobsters.

Things to Do at Bridlington Sea Front

Bridlington Sea Front offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafes. It also has lovely sandy beaches which are perfect for sunbathing, swimming and building sandcastles. The promenade is ideal for strolling along and taking in the fresh sea air.

Bridlington's much-loved seafront stretches for 2 kilometres along the Yorkshire coast and comprises two separate beaches - South Beach and North Beach. Bridlington's North Beach is the busiest of the two, as it offers stunning views of the bay, plenty of space for sunbathing, and a wide range of shops, cafes, and kiosks.

You can also visit the harbour at the seafront, and take a pleasure cruise. There are also many carnival rides along the promenade that are active in the summer months.

History of Bridlington Sea Front

Bridlington Sea Front is located in Bridlington, a town in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Archaeological evidence shows that Bridlington was habituated in the Bronze Age and Roman Britain. Roman and Greek coins from the second centuary BC were found at the harbour suggesting that the port was used before the Roman conquest of Britain.

The town has a long history as a fishing port and seaside resort. In medieval times, it was an important market town and wool was traded here. The town's fortunes changed in the 19th century when it became a popular seaside resort for wealthy Victorians.

The harbour at the seafront is known for its shellfish and is known as the Lobster capital of Europe with over 300 tonnes of lobsters arriving each year.

Best Time to Visit Bridlington Sea Front

The summer months are always popular to visit Bridlington Sea Front, as the weather is usually warm and sunny, making it perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and exploring the coastline. However, it can also be very crowded during this time of year. 

Tips for Visiting Bridlington Sea Front

  1. Take a walk along the promenade - there's nothing quite like breathing in the fresh sea air and taking in the stunning views.
  2. Visit the harbour - here you can watch the boats coming in and out and maybe even buy some fresh seafood to take home with you.
  3. Take a trip on the pleasure boat - this is a great way to see Bridlington Sea Front from the water and it's also great fun for all the family.
  4. Bridlington Sea Front is home to two beaches - North Beach and South Beach. Both are great for paddling, building sandcastles or simply relaxing in the sun.
  5. Bridlington is home to some great fish and chip shops! Make sure you try one during your visit.
  6. Since there are a lot of people who come to Bridlington Sea Front during the summer, the wait for the rides can be pretty long.

Interesting Facts and Trivias About Bridlington Sea Front

  1. The town of Bridlington is twinned with Millau, France, and Bad Salzuflen, Germany.
  2. Bridlington is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book- a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales.
  3. Bridlington is home to one of the largest fleets of fishing boats in England. 

How Much Time Did Visitors Spend at Bridlington Sea Front

The average time people spend at Bridlington Sea Front is about three hours. The promenade that runs parallel to the beach is great for walking for people watching or for getting some fresh air. Visitors can also go on the rides, eat at the food places, and go shopping.

How to Reach Bridlington Sea Front

Bridlington Sea Front can be reached by train, and Bridlington station is located just a short walk from the seafront.

Entrance Fee of Bridlington Sea Front

There is no entrance fee for Bridlington Sea Front.

Opening Hours of Bridlington Sea Front

Bridlington Sea Front is open 24 hours a day.

Attractions Near Bridlington Sea Front

Bridlington Beach
Bridlington Beach0.09km from Bridlington Sea Front

An excellent sand and shingle beach with an attractive promenade and great views of the impressive chalk cliffs of Flamborough Headland. The cliffs are a nesting site for thousands of sea birds and the only mainland nesting site for the Gannet in the UK. One of the iconic attractions in this area and is famous for its natural beauty.

Bridlington Priory
Bridlington Priory1.56km from Bridlington Sea Front

Bridlington Priory is a majestic church which was in Bridlington’s Old Town and was founded as an Augustinian monastery in 1113 and was from the start a rich and important religious house. Inside the church, as well as beautiful soaring columns and impressive stained glass windows, visitors can learn about the history of the Priory through a fascinating series of appliquéd pictures. It was one of the main pilgrimage sites in this area as well as a tourist attraction too.

The Bayle Museum
The Bayle Museum1.62km from Bridlington Sea Front

A Grade I Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument which includes a monastic gatehouse over 800 years old, the gatehouse was once the entrance to Bridlington Priory which amongst the wealthiest monasteries in Yorkshire in the fifteenth century. The Museum was founded in 1928. Its collection is dedicated to the history of the town and the local area. Each year the Museum’s main exhibition, spanning the expanse of the large top floor Courtroom, displays artifacts based on a theme chosen by t

Sewerby Hall & Gardens
Sewerby Hall & Gardens1.78km from Bridlington Sea Front

Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland, Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers something for everyone, from the magnificent gardens to the deep rooted heritage of the house.

Bridlington South Beach
Bridlington South Beach2.01km from Bridlington Sea Front

Bridlington South Beach is a large beach resort situated on the Yorkshire coast. South beach Bridlington is the more popular of the two beaches and even at high tide there’s still plenty of sandy beach for everyone. There are no opportunities for rock pooling on this beach but it’s a great spot to fly a kite, build a massive sandcastle or go on a donkey ride. South beach Bridlington is the more popular of the two beaches and even at high tide there’s still plenty of sandy beach for everyone.

Danes Dyke Nature Reserve
Danes Dyke Nature Reserve3.05km from Bridlington Sea Front

The reserve is part of one of the finest stretches of coastland on the east coast and is the most northerly outcrop of coastal chalk in the British Isles. It covers around 148 acres and was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 2002 in recognition of its wildlife value and its importance to the local community. This unique sea and cliff environment is protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and its seabird colonies mark it as a Special Protection Area.

Where is Bridlington Sea Front

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East Riding of Yorkshire

East Riding of Yorkshire is a no-nonsense sort of place. Its largest city, Hull - more properly known as Kingston upon Hull, is where the county's beating heart lies. It is a solid city that just gets on with the business in hand, which in this case is shipping. Hull is still very much a busy commercial port.