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Filey in general
Member Name: ray1952
Filey in general
Date: 13/10/01, updated on 20/06/05 (141 review reads)
Advantages: Traditional resort, Relaxing, Plenty to do
Filey is situated on the East Coast of Yorkshire, between the 2 larger resorts of Bridlington (to the south) and Scarborough (to the north).
The resort of Filey is a traditional seaside town with many attractions. It is really of the oldie-world type and has approximately 5 miles of golden sandy beaches to boast of. These sands are very safe for children, as the water gently shelves into the North Sea, and are protected by the rocky outcrop known as Filey Brigg.
If you want a relaxing holiday by the sea, then Filey is for you. You can watch the fishermen at work tending to their nets or off-loading fish after they have been out into the North Sea.
There is an annual fishing festival which is very interesting.
One other good place to visit is the Filey Folk Museum. This covers all aspects of Filey's life, past and present.
For the children, there is a paddling pool very close to the beach and a large park and play area just outside the town centre. Included in this area is a miniature golf course which will enable you to while away the hours.
Within Filey there are many car parks, but the downside is that during busy periods parking may be a problem.
There are lots of craft and arty shops as well as the traditional souvenir shops.
Restaurants and cafes are also plentiful, serving all types of food for all types of visitors.
Accommodation varies in Filey from traditional B&B houses to hotels. Also in the area are many caravan and camping parks to accommodate the self-catering holiday makers.
All in all, Filey is a very pleasant place to visit and I recommend this resort to anyone who wants to get away from it all.
Yorkshire 4 ever.