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Filey in general
Member Name: sarahrichmond5
Filey in general
Advantages: friendly fun family seaside
I have visited the seaside resort of Filey since I was a small child and have fantastic memories of the place. We now have bought a static caravan in a little bay just outside Filey so I am now fortunate enough to visit Filey every weekend.
Filey has so much to offer yet still manages to maintain its old fashioned seaside resort look and feel. If you like a seafront filled with arcades and noisy games then Filey is not the place for you but if you like a quiet old fashioned fishing village with charm then Filey is most definitely the place for you.
Filey beach is a gorgeous stretch of soft sand, between March and November dogs are not allowed on the main part of the beach but they can go to the left and right of the main section all year around and in the winter months they can go on the entire beach which is great for dog lovers.
There is a street directly above the beach where you can walk along, this overlooks the whole of Filey bay.
There are quite a couple of places where you can get something to drink and eat on the sea front the nicest is probably the Downcliffe hotel which offers morning coffee or an alcoholic drink and also does nice food.
There are several nice ice cream shops too. In the area to the left where the fishing boats come in you can get the usual seaside sweets and snacks and there are also some chairs where you can take a rest and enjoy the seaside view.
On the beach are the traditional English seaside donkeys these cost around £2.50 a go. There is also one arcade in this area where there are little children's rides and also the usual slot machines. The lifeboat can also be found here it is normally open for you to have a look around. There are several shops where you can buy fishing nets or crab line and go down into the rock pool exploring with the kids.
Parking in Filey
There are a couple of big car parks in Filey and they are about a 10min walk to the beach. One which will always have space is on the country park; there is access from this car park down a steep slope to the beach.
There is also a really nice wooden kid's adventure playground up there too and also a small cafe. The other car park is at the other side of Filey again on the top of the cliffs, this area has a boating lake, a crazy golf course and a children's playground, this also has access straight down a slope to the beach. Both these car parks are pay and display they range from £2 to £4 for about 4 hours.
You can park for free if you are lucky enough to get a space on the sea front but they are usually full. The other place where there are a few spaces is by cobble landing and also on the roadside up the hill from there they are again pay and display.
At the other end of the seafront to cobble landing is a kids paddling pool so if you don't like the beach or the kids have had enough of the sand you can go there for free. Along the sea front there is another crazy golf course and there are also some small rides and a bouncy castle.
At the top of Filey away from the actual town of filey. It has several shops and cafes and also a large Tesco store.
I would say the best fish and chip shop in Filey is one called Inghams its chips are to die for!
You can easily spend a full day in Filey if it is a nice sunny day and you can get on the beach it is a lovely quiet place ideal for families who like traditional seaside resorts.
Summary: a safe family seaside