Things to do and see
Filey is a historic fishing town and holiday resort, popular as ever with visitors who enjoy the quaint streets and relaxed atmosphere.
The seaside resort has a historic railway station, an eclectic range of shops and places to eat and not forgetting the superb beaches!
Filey beach was named as Beach of the Year by the Sunday Times (2018) and with good reason! At low tide, enjoy the endless sandy expanses and the distance cliff top views of Flamborough and Bridlington, while Filey Brigg dominates skyline to the north. The skies above are vast and wide, great for cloud spotting, star gazing or watching a spectacular sunrise.
Two National Trails pass through Filey: The Yorkshire Wolds Way and The Cleveland Way if you love longer hikes. There is also plenty for shorter strolls including the Promenade.
Take a walk along to the Coble Landing, see the Lifeboat and fishing boats (called cobles) and enjoy a slice of cake and a coffee.
If you explore the town, which is just a few minutes walk from St Kitts, there is live entertainment at the Evron Centre, including the International Food Festivals in April, June, August, October and November.
Rich with heritage, Filey Museum holds lots of fascinating facts about the town’s maritime past, while author Charlotte Bronte, who wrote Jane Eyre, also stayed in the town during the Victorian era.
Other famous events include the Battle of Flamborough Head, a naval conflict that took place in September 1779, involving Captain John Paul Jones.
If you love gardening, then Filey is famous for its spectacular Glen Gardens including traditional band stand.
Filey International Food Festival
30th January 2020
- April: 11th & 12th
- June: 13th & 14th
- August: 8th & 9th
- October: 10th & 11th