east coast experience
A BEACON OF BRITISH TOURISM... EXPERIENCE England’s East Coast, a beacon of Britain tourism, with its scenic shoreline and enduring seaside traditions. Host to many popular seaside towns, each with its own unique character, the stretch of coast from
Whitby in North Yorkshire to Skegness in Lincolnshire is an enduring favourite of families across our region. Below, we take a journey down the coastline, featuring just a sample of what it’s got to offer.
Whitby is a traditional maritime town overlooked by its cliff-top abbey ruins. Its attractions makes the most of its historical and literary associations, including the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, the Dracula Experience and Whitby Museum.
Yorkshire’s East Coast has never looked so good! • Set in acres of beautiful landscaped grounds with sea and countryside views • Fantastic first time buyers package • Owner exclusive park, easy access to local facilities and attractions
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Just south is Robin Hood’s Bay, home to a lively smuggling trade in the 18th century. Criss-crossed with cobbled alleyways, this quaint village is awash with atmosphere. Scarborough is Britain’s first seaside resort and is still as popular as ever, with its bustling seafront and golden sands. It attractions include the award-winning Sea Life Marine Sanctuary and the newly refurbished Rotunda Museum. It also hosts numerous festivals around the year, including Seafest, Scarborough Fayre and the Scarborough Cricket Festival. Just below Scarborough is Filey, an Edwardian seaside town with a friendly atmosphere, which is celebrating this week after its well-kept beach donkeys were named the best group in England and Wales for 2008. Filey’s five-mile stretch of sandy beach is protected by Filey Brigg, where all generations of families can enjoy exploring the many rock pools in search of sea creatures. South of Filey, Flamborough Head is designated a Heritage Coast for its spectacular landscape of chalk cliffs and rugged rock formations. A visit to its famous lighthouse is an educational adventure for youngsters. Bustling Bridlington boasts two awardwinning beaches of golden sands, promenades packed with fun, a picturesque harbour and a town full of attractions. For a quieter day at the beach, head for Skipsea, a narrow stretch of sand in a more rural location. Hornsea has an attractive promenade overlooking golden sands. It also sits on
the shore of Yorkshire’s largest freshwater lake, Hornsea Mere, and is home to the famous Wilbur’s Market, one of the friendliest in Yorkshire. In 2007, Cleethorpes was awarded the prestigious Quality Coast Award for its high-quality beaches and resort facilities. Attractions include the Playtowers, Cleethorpes Discovery Centre, Pleasure Island and Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway. Skegness to Mablethorpe is known as the Fun Coast, with beautiful, awardwinning sandy beach stretching for miles, and a vast range of attractions. The illuminations begin in July and continue well into November, lighting up the whole resort, and every August it’s carnival time. For a unique celebration of British seaside heritage why not visit the Festival of Bathing Beauties, the UK’s only beach hut festival? This is being held over the weekend of September 20 and 21, when the beach and the beach huts of Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea will be filled with artistic attractions, including a giant deckchair, alternative fortune teller Madame Bentley, strongman Red Sarah, the only man alive who can lift a ton with his posterior, and comedy trio Dodgy Totty, who last year appeared as Ladies of the Waves, the world’s only dry-land synchronised swimming team. Artist Linda King will create a full-scale labyrinth on the beach using natural materials and found objects, and on Saturday night, the maze will be candlelit and open to explore.
2/3 bedrooms – 11 month season
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Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 0PW
0800 316 2127
www.thorpeparkholidaycentre.com Thorpe Park have achieved the Gold level David Bellamy Award which recognises the importance of managing the environment in a responsible and sustainable way. Every aspect is covered, from saving water and energy and promoting local transport, to recycling, eco-friendly landscaping and protecting wildlife and flowers.
Come along to Thorpe Park soon to find your dream caravan holiday home at a bargain price £1 MILLION POOL DEVELOPMENT INCLUDING: • NEW SplashZone with outdoor lazy river, flume, space bowl and kiddies flume • Heated indoor pool • Indoor childrens SplashZone • Aquacise and Aqua Jets • Learn2Swim and Water Tots • Surf Rider We are delighted to launch our brand new state-of-the-art owners facility complete with lounge, gym and sauna. Thorpe Park is so dedicated to its owners that a brand new state-of-the-art owners’ lounge has recently been built. The lounge is the first of its kind, incorporating many fabulous features. More for everyone: • Family Park Rangers • 9-hole golf course • Outdoor family FunZone with bouncy castle, trampolines, adventure crazy golf, orbiters and more • Course fishing lakes • Roller skating rink with blade hire • Bike hire and pool tables • Go-Karts • RunWorks Amusements
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Jabba, a ‘beach hut for the 21st century’, designed by i-am associates and available to hire from East Lindsey District Council. Image courtesy of Michael Trainor.
Advertising feature FLAMBOROUGH Lovely coastal walks
LUXURY HOLIDAY COTTAGES Can sleep up to 8. One with private garden and parking. Strictly non smoking. All linen provided. Pets accepted. Private patio. Good on street parking.
TEL. 01262 850996 07974 978311
FULLY EQUIPPED CARAVAN FOR HIRE
Washing machine, freezer etc. www.nandkcaravans.com Call 01353 777058 or 07709 626723 for more details
BRIDLINGTON Nominated Bridlington’s Best Breakfast 2007 Barnsley Family Run Licensed guest house minutes from town centre yet so close to harbour, south beach and spa • Accommodation is to a high standard • All rooms have en suite facilities • Quality full English breakfast • Cosy lounge through dining room • Licensed bar • On street parking permits
OPEN ALL YEAR “Come as guests, leave as friends”
8 West Street Bridlington YO15 3DX • 01262 670110 *subject to joining guaranteed letting scheme †subject to deposit
ELLY’S TRAVEL DIRECT
Mini Buses up to 16 seats AIRPORTS, COASTALS, NIGHTCLUBS
Tel. Bsly 212713/ 07980 651934 FREEPHONE 0808 1556418
Local Taxis of Hoyland Cars, mpvs, 8 seater minibuses Coastals from £89 return Doncaster airport from £49 return Manchester and East Midlands from £79 return
Tel: 01226 350510
G D CARS OF DARFIELD
September and October Specials on airport and coastals. Private hire, competitive rates. Special occasions, nights out. Fully insured, BMBC licensed. Car seats on request. TEL. 01226 340203