Favourite Family Walks – Fraisethorpe to Bridlington
Walking along the beautiful East Yorkshire Coast from Fraisethorpe to Bridlington is one of my favourite walks with my children.
Situated just south from Bridlington, Fraisethorpe is a lovely quieter beach, located just off the main coast road along a single track road with plenty of passing places (follow signs for Fraisethorpe Beach). There is a large car park located on the cliff edge with parking meters which do take card payment as well as cash (7 days a week), from which you can easily walk down onto the beach. There is also a lovely cafe serving food and drinks next to the car park, The Cow Shed.
Fraisethorpe is a dog friendly beach, a good one for finding shells and pebbles or flying a kite and, if you are brave, you can paddle (no lifeguard on this stretch though). It’s popular with windsurfers which we love to watch too!
Walking north along the coast the next place you come to is South Shore, it’s about 3 miles to this point. South Shore is an ideal beach for paddling and playing games (the summer picture here was us body boarding!). South Shore is the start of Bridlington; there are more good café’s and rest stops as you walk further along and if you carry on walking north you reach Bridlington’s South Beach. You can get the land train from South Shore to Bridlington Spa to take a break from walking and make it to the town centre for fish and chips!
You can also do the walk by starting out at Bridlington, the park and ride at South Shore is a great place to park with easy access to the beach via steps, or you can park along South Marine Drive in Bridlington.
Walking from Fraisethorpe to Bridlington (or vice versa) and back is a 6 mile round trip so a good one for older children, when my children were younger we just did stretches of it and turned back.
I hope you enjoy this walk as much as we do! Find more family friendly walks on Mumbler here.