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We are ideally located for you to explore the countryside made famous by the artist David Hockney or to attend an event at the Bridlington Spa.

Flamborough Lighthouse Children at the beach South Beach
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Wildlife

Bempton RSPB Reserve A family favourite and easily the best place in England to see, hear and smell seabirds! More than 200,000 birds from April to August make the cliffs seem alive with adults bringing food to their nests, or young chicks making their first faltering flights. This year (April 2015) the RSPB will be opening their new cafe, visitors centre and viewing areas making this beautiful nature reserve all the more spectacular. We are 30 mins walk from the cliffs or a 5 minute drive to the Reserve.

Scarborough Sea Life Centre The centre houses thousands of fascinating sea creatures, as well as a busy and highly successful marine sanctuary for orphaned, sickly and injured seal pups. The introduction of an otter sanctuary has proved an overwhelming success and the sea turtles convalescence facility has become a firm favourite.

The Deep, Hull The Deep is a wonderful day out for everyone. It tells the amazing story of the world's oceans through stunning marine life, interactives and audio-visual presentations making it a fun-filled family day out for all ages. See sharks, rays, turtles, penguins and more at this fantastic aquarium.

The Trust is active all over Yorkshire and locally has some beautiful nature reserves including Filey Dams, Flamborough Cliffs Nature Reserve and Spurn Point. As well as sea birds, between them, the reserves are host to freshwater species of bird, mammals and amphibians as well as chalk grasslands and their accompanying moths and butterflies (to name just the showy invertebrates!).

The Great Outdoors

Beaches The beaches all along the Yorkshire Coast are simply stunning. From rocky, chalky coves like Danes Dyke, to surfing in Cayton Bay or simply strolling for miles along a sandy beach with your dog and family (South Beach, Bridlington is hard to beat) you will be spoiled for choice. There are amusements, water sports, children's activities, wildlife spectaculars, historical and geological treasures and plenty of fish and chips!

Cycling There are plenty, exciting opportunities for cycling. You might fancy completing the first stage of the new Tour de Yorkshire which we are very excited to announce, starts in Bridlington and passes by our front door. Or you might be celebrating completion of the 170m challenge of The Way of The Roses from Morcambe to Bridlington. Of course there are amazing mountain biking options for all levels at Dalby Forest only an hours drive away. Closer to home there are plenty of bridleways and Sustrans Route 1 which is also part of the North Sea Cycle Route passes our door. You might need a deserving rest en route or just fancy doing a little bit of this 1,695m route (!).

Walking We are very lucky that just outside our door you can follow 'Hoddy Cows Lane' to join the coastal footpath taking in amazing views of the cliffs along the Flamborough Heritage Coast with accompanying wildlife. Aside the breezy coastal paths there are lots of lovely walks all around us. Do click on the title link for some inspiration.

Golfing Bridlington & the surrounding coastline proudly boasts six of Yorkshire's finest golf courses all located within a short distance of each other. The six clubs have come together to create a new and innovative golf pass which enables both individual and group visitors to Bridlington and the East and North Yorkshire area the opportunity to play all six fantastic courses and at the same time enjoying incredible savings of up to half the normal green fees - the "Golf Coast Passport". You can buy one of these at the Bridlington Belvedere Golf Club. We are within 10 minutes drive of Flamborough, Bridlington Links and Bridlington Belvedere Golf Clubs. Dependant on whether you would like self-catering or B&B options for your golfing holiday, we can help.

Places of Interest

Sewerby Hall, Bridlington Experience what this historic country house has to offer. Set in acres of beautiful countryside, with breathtaking views of the Yorkshire coast, the hall and gardens have something for everyone, including a small zoo and great play park. They often have extra activities on during school holidays.

The Spa Theatre The Spa Bridlington has been a vital part of the region's life for over one hundred years. It is a much cherished local landmark that hosts national and international events, enriching Bridlington's cultural life and economy. If you are attending an event at the Spa we offer the ideal accommodation for you.

Flamborough Head A lighthouse was first built on the Flamborough Headland in 1669 but was never lit. The current lighthouse was built in 1806 and acts as a waypoint for deep sea vessels and coastal traffic as well as marking the Flamborough Headland for vessels heading for the ports of Scarborough and Bridlington. Visiting the lighthouse and both North & South Landing with their accompanying cafes and nature reserves is only a 5 minute drive away.

Bridlington Old Town Bridlington Old Town is full of fascinating architecture and cultural history with new, modern shops and stylish galleries. It is well worth taking the time to visit. Bringing it to life each year is the Bridlington Dickensian Festival where the streets will be filled with stalls and amusements of all kinds - including many offering food and craft gifts - and there will be performers and musicians. Many of the Old Town shopkeepers, stall holders and residents will be in Victorian dress and everyone is invited to join them in their own Dickensian outfits!

Families

The kids will love the cycling, walking and beach elements of a holiday here (who doesn't?) but we all know a rainy day can leave families a bit stumped. The website www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk lists lots of options indoors and out. Within a 5 minute walk from the cottages there is a duck pond with picnic benches and a play park and of course you can walk out your cottage door and play with the kids here in the shared gardens enjoying picnics, BBQs and stories in the summer house.