Bridlington UK Factsheet

Where is Bridlington

Bridlington is a seaside resort in the East of England, UK. Bridlington is in the county of Yorkshire, not far from the historic city of York.

Other fabulous places to visit near Bridlington are Scarborough and Whitby. If you are happy with a very steep walk, Robin Hoods Bay is a lovely place to visit with awesome views.

Where to Park in Bridlington

We always use Bridlington Park and Ride when visiting Bridlington. It’s a huge car park with views of the sea. It is found at South Cliff Car Park overlooking Bridlington Bay.

The postcode for Bridlington Park and Ride is YO15 3QN

The beach by the car park is dog friendly, so perfect to let Archie have a good run before we walk around Bridlington.

We always walk into town, but there is the option of a bus or land train (Spalight Coastal Explorer) that operates during the summer until the end of October.

The Train travels from Bridlington’s Park and Ride to the Town Centre.

As I write this the cost to park is £5.50 per vehicle and covers the return cost of travel into Bridlington for up to 5 people.

There are toilets at the Park and Ride, an information kiosk and two cafés.

Bridlington park and ride (eastriding.gov.uk)

Our day in Bridlington

We were in Bridlington during July 2021. We had won a stay at Sand Le Mere Holiday Park, so this was the perfect opportunity to visit the fabulous Yorkshire coast.

As we always do, we parked in Bridlington’s Park and Ride, it never fills up early (in our experience) and on the midweek day we visited, there were only 2 other cars there!

The best thing for us about Bridlington and parking at the Park and Ride is the huge dog-friendly beach. So this is always our first stop, letting Archie have a good off lead run before he has to go back on the lead.

Along Bridlington’s promenade, there are a host of Beach Huts of varying designs, plentiful benches and a decent amount of clean toilets. We always walk from the Park and Ride as opposed to using the bus as it is always a lovely walk and this was no different. Although the weather forecast was for a grey day, it turned out a beautiful day with stunning blue skies.

We found a promenade seat at a café and enjoyed a leisurely coffee and bacon butty. To be honest, although we walked quite a few kilometres during our visit, it didn’t feel like it as we spent so much time sitting, chilling and watching the world go by!

We explored the harbour and continued our walk until we reached the leisure centre, then made our way back to the car after what was another lovely day in Bridlington.

What is there to do and see in Bridlington

Beaches

  • The area from Park and Ride – the South Cliff Beach to just before the harbour is dog friendly all year round. Plus when the tide is out, the beach is huge, so plenty of room for dogs to play safely.

Some Fabulous Beach Huts

  • Bridlington’s seafront has a wonderful array of Beach Huts. Maybe one day we’ll get to hire one and just chill and watch the world go by!

Amusements

Bridlington South Promenade

  • You will find a lovely sandy beach in front of Bridlington’s South Promenade.

Bridlington Harbour and Fishing Port

  • With private yachts and fishing boats, speedboats, boat trips and so much more.

Bridlington Market

  • Found on King Street YO15 2DN
  • Every Wednesday, Saturday, Bank Holidays and Sundays in the summer
  • Cash is widely supported at the market
  • Bridlington Market | Facebook

Lots of food options

  • We enjoyed a lovely cuppa and bacon bap at the café with the black signs outside.

Promenades Shopping

Bondville Model Village

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Bridlington Animal Park

The Living Seas

Bridlington Land Train

  • The Spalight Coastal Explorer
  • Travels from Bridlington’s Park and Ride to the Town Centre.

Bridlington Old Town

Bridlington Spa

Boat trips

  • Bridlington speed boat rides
  • North Landing Boat Tours and Fishing Trips

East Riding Leisure

Bayle Museum

Bridlington Harbour Museum

The Gansey Girl – Statue

  • The Gansey Girl is knitting a Gansey, a traditional fisherman’s jumper.
  • You will find this statue on Bridlington Harbour.

The Anchorman of Bridlington Harbour – Statue

  • You will find this statue overlooking Bridlington Harbour

What is near Bridlington

Whitby

York

Scarborough

  • Drive time to Scarborough from Bridlington is 35 minutes
  • Scarborough is a traditional seaside town.

Cleethorpes

  • Drive time to Cleethorpes from Bridlington is 90 minutes
  • Cleethorpes is a traditional seaside town
  • They have a fabulous fish and chip restaurant on the pier.
  • Video – https://youtu.be/2FCGYyUW1YI
  • Blog is coming soon

Castle Howard

  • Drive time to Castle Howard from Bridlington is 1 hour
  • Even if you don’t go into the house, there are some amazing monuments around the surrounding roads.

Robin Hoods Bay

  • Drive time to Robins hoods bay from Bridlington is just over 1 hour
  • A very picturesque bay with a steep walk down, which is well worth it if you can manage it>

Where to stay near Bridlington

We have stayed in the following places in Yorkshire

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.