We may be bias, but Yorkshire is home to the best beaches in the UK. For one its has the oldest seaside town in the UK, and two have you seen our stunning coastline recently?
It was noted that the Environment Agency ‘excellent’ rated water qualify for both beaches.
In order to come to the decision factors such as cleanliness, parking, accessibility, lifeguards, cleanliness of loos, showers and dog-friendliness are taken into account.
Beach of the Year 2023 went to Weymouth, Dorset with best beach in the North going to Bamburgh, Northumberland.
Sandsend was praised for its ‘reveal’ as you approach from the A174, which we can attest to although on our visit it was raining sideways. But, still had a dramatic impact with the long stretch of beach going on for miles.
Haslam wrote: “In what is one of England’s great beach reveals, the road passes through Lythe, with its charming tea garden, and begins to steepen as it drops past St Oswald’s Church. Suddenly an aerial view reveals the North Yorkshire coast as far as Nab Head.”
Another beach close to our hearts, Filey is known to be a quieter seaside town compared to its counterparts Scarborough and Bridlington. But, the half-mile seafront is an absolute joy to behold/
Haslam said: “The Regency town of Filey sits above and slightly removed from the beach, and as you drop down from the Crescent you’ll see first the children’s paddling pool, then a gentle half-mile of seafront, where the crazy golf is the wildest attraction, leading up to the Coble Landing: a slipway for pleasure boats, fishing craft and the Filey lifeboat.
“With an amusement arcade, a shop, a bar, a tea shack and a couple of chippies, this is the heart of Filey’s throbbing downtown.”