AG travel guide: Filey

Hey guys! At the end of October, we went on holiday to Filey, a beautiful seaside town in North Yorkshire. It was just the break away that I needed after a busy half term at sixth form. We stayed in a modern apartment overlooking the beach and while it was supposed to be a holiday for my whole family, unfortunately my Auntie and her family contracted covid so they were not able to join us. We missed having them there but we still managed to enjoy a lovely few days by the sea. Hopefully we all will be able to go away together again soon. As I’ve already done a travel diaries post on Filey, I have decided to branch out and create a travel guide instead based on the places we visited whilst we were there. Obviously this is completely subject to individual preference and there are other places that you could visit that I have not included. But hopefully it should provide you with some destination ideas should you ever find yourself around the North Yorkshire coastline.

FILEY

Filey is a beautiful seaside town that has materialised into a popular tourist destination over the past few years. It of course has it’s own beach but it is also home to a plethora of different shops, cafes and restaurants. We wandered around for a couple of hours one morning whilst we were there and purchased some lovely items including some Christmas presents for different people. A shop that I particularly love is Sterchi’s Chocolate shop, having a penchant for chocolate and small businesses. They offer a wide range of chocolates that simply melt in your mouth in a cloud of sweetness. My favourite chocolate from there is pink gin flavoured but I’m sure that whatever your tastes, you will be be able to find chocolates that perfectly match it within this shop. Filey front also hosts some wonderful food places as well as an RNLI shop which I would definitely recommend visiting because it is for such a good cause. Overall, there is much more to Filey than meets the eye and I was pleasantly surprised to discover such a range of retail and food outlets.

WHITBY

Whitby is another Yorkshire seaside town which is split in two by the river Esk. It is home to a gothic Abbey which has links to Dracula. There are also a myriad of shops, restaurants and cafes and much like Filey, it attracts people from far and wide as an intriguing tourist attraction. The view across the river Esk with an assortment of houses scattered across the hill on the other side is stunning and its classic cobbled streets combine well with its host of independent shops. It is customary for me on every Whitby trip to visit three shops in particular, the Whitby Bookshop, Honeyz Bath Products and Justin’s Chocolatier which produces fudge which is to die for. I would definitely recommend visiting all these shops if you have the chance to visit. As a firm favourite seaside town of many people, I’m sure that Whitby will not disappoint.

ROBIN HOOD’S BAY

Robin Hood’s Bay is a completely different aesthetic to both Whitby and Filey. It’s built upon a hill which eventually leads down onto its beach. It has different shops dotted around as you wander down the hill which are mingled in with holiday properties and housing. It’s like something out of a book or film and I can hardly believe it’s real sometimes when I meander through it’s streets because of how beautiful it is. It is also home to several cafes and seems to be becoming more touristy as the years go on. Although it wasn’t as busy as when I visited in summer 2020, there were still a fair few visitors although it still felt a lot more peaceful than Whitby without the crowds. It is somewhere that I have always really enjoyed visiting and I would definitely recommend it if you are in the area.

FILEY BRIGG

Filey Brigg is a long peninsula situated on the outskirts of the seaside town. It’s steep cliffs are mostly crafted from pure sandstone and pure limestone. There is a campsite situated there and it is open to tourists and day trippers as well. It’s attraction is the stunning views of the sea that can be admired from its cliff tops. The cliff runs down to some rock pools and you can access Filey beach from there too. However, it is important to check the tide times before going onto the beach to avoid getting stranded with the tide creeping in. It is such a beautiful part of nature and definitely worth giving some time to visit.

FILEY BEACH

In my opinion, Filey beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. Long, spacious and sandy, it is also home to lots of pretty shells which I love to collect and bring home with me as souvenirs of nature. I had the privilege of seeing the beach under the golden hour of the sun as it glistened under its rays and in cloudy, windier weather where only fragments of light could slip through. I can truly say that it is stunning no matter what the weather is doing and it is the epitome of everything a beach should be. But don’t just take my word for it. Why not visit and see for yourself?

Thank you for reading this post! Have you been on holiday recently? Let me know in the comments! There’ll be another one out soon but until then bye now!

Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull

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