Planning a good value self-catering holiday in Filey on the Yorkshire coast?

Filey is a peaceful seaside town with an excellent sandy beach. It used to be the tranquil alternative to Scarborough in days gone by but now attracts visitors in its own right because of the good quality clean beaches, facilities, and excellent self-catering accommodation.

Find cottages in Filey and value for money places to stay.

Filey Beach and town

Stay near the beach

benches in the Filey Country Park at Filey BriggA promenade, backed by a street of Victorian houses, stretches most of its length along Beach Rd. At the northern end of the beach is Coble Landing where fishermen used to haul their cobbles, a type of boat, up onto the shore. Beyond are the reddish coloured cliffs of Filey Brigg and the country park.  Gain a vantage point by climbing up into the heights of the country park when on holiday in Filey because there is a long row of benches to rest on overlooking the sea and the town below.  Hikers must be delighted with the numerous welcome benches in the country park that give them a chance  to rest awhile before entering Filey for refreshments and holiday accommodation.

Self-catering accommodation in Filey for walking groups

The long distance walking trail of the Cleveland Way ends at the Cobles and Filey Brigg. Popular with walkers because of its fine coastal scenery, this long distance footpath skirts the wilds of the Yorkshire Moors National Park.  The town of Filey is also the northern end of the Yorkshire Wolds Way so visitors should not be surprised to see lots of people with rucksacks and walking boots on the streets.

At the southern end of Filey , the roads of The Crescent and Crescent Hill are elevated wide roads, with sea views, lined with impressive white Edwardian buildings adorned by elaborate wrought iron railings. Many of these substantial handsome buildings are now holiday apartments.  Nearby are Glen Gardens with lawns and shrubberies, a boating pond, Pitch and Putt plus car parking.  

Families appreciate the calm of Filey, the various safe attractions for young children and the miles of golden sands. There are plenty of family holiday cottages to rent on the coast and just a little way inland. Some of these are holiday cottages near Filey with a swimming pool. A pool on-site makes it very easy for children to enjoy themselves and adds some variety to sightseeing and days on Filey beach.

Filey is also a very good English seaside holiday destination for adults; a good array of restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and art galleries promises a lively experience in the town centre. Rent a cottage in Filey with a hot tub and the percentage of pleasure increases.

Another sporting event, the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride ends its 70 miles in Filey at Wetherby Racecourse. There are also watersports galore on the coast: wind surfing, sailing, kayaking, fishing.

self-catering holiday accommodation in FileyA cottage holiday in Filey would suit varied groups of people; the hikers and ramblers, families coming for a seaside break and young people who would like to enjoy watersports and outdoor activities as well as find a good social scene.

Dogs welcome cottages in Filey

Filey is a good dog-friendly holiday location. The miles of possible coastal walks and inland on the moors and Yorkshire Wolds give rise to endless possibilities for holidaymakers with dogs in tow. Find a pet-friendly holiday cottage in Filey and spend a few happy days by the seaside with your dogs.

Anyone who likes big shopping centres would enjoy a day trip to Scarborough during their holiday, which also has a big fun fair. Other seaside towns a short drive away are Whitby and Bridlington.

A cottage in Filey would be a good base for a nature holiday

Days out exploring the Yorkshire Moors produce unexpected wildlife encounters. Birdwatchers may wish to be aware of two nearby nature reserves at Bempton Cliffs and the Dams Nature Reserve.

Renting self-catering cottages in Filey offers the opportunity for making money stretch further by spending less on accommodation and more on activities and getting out and about on the Yorkshire coast.

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