Seaside resorts and promenades

Where are the resort beaches located?

High quality beaches are situated in the resort towns of Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea and all facilities are fully detailed in the brochure 'Explore the East Riding Coast' which is available as a pdf document below.

Explore the East Riding Coast (pdf 3.2mb opens in new window)

You can also view all resort beach locations in the 'Your Guide to the East Riding Coast' document

Your Guide to the East Riding Coast - Map (pdf 759kb opens in new window)

The individual resorts are considerably different in size and vary with the type of facilities provided. Many of the services and promenades are managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council tourism services.

The visit Hull and East Yorkshire website provides more information and links to the location details

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Do any of the resorts have awards?

Yes, Hornsea has the Blue Flag award whilst Bridlington's North & South Beaches and Withernsea have the Seaside Award.

Blue Flag is a prestigious, international award scheme which acts as a guarantee to tourists that a beach or marina they are visiting is one of the best in the world. It is awarded to coastal destinations which have achieved the highest quality in water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.

The following document provides more information on the Blue Flag awards:

Blue Flag Awards Information (pdf 5mb opens in new window)

Keep Britain Tidy’s Quality Coast Award recognises and rewards beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management.

Keep Britain Tidy (external website)

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What attractions are there at the resorts?

Each resort offers different levels and types of activities and attractions. For resort guides and information visit the Hull and East Yorkshire website.

Hull and East Yorkshire website (external website) 

Further information is also available in the brochure 'Explore the East Riding Coast'

Explore the East Riding Coast (pdf 3.2mb opens in new window)

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What local events and activities are there at the resorts?

Local attraction and information available in the resorts can be viewed by visiting the Visit East Yorkshire website:

Visit East Yorkshire website - Bridlington (external website)

Visit East Yorkshire website - Hornsea (external website)

Visit East Yorkshire website - Withernsea (external website)

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Where can I park?

Car parking for each resort is indicated on the 'Your Guide to the East Riding Coast' map:

Your Guide to the East Riding Coast - Map (pdf 759kb opens in new window)

For more details about Bridlington's park and ride service, please visit the park and ridepage.

For general information about the car parks available at each resort, please visit the car parkingpage

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Are there any byelaws relating to the resorts?

The following documents provide details of all the byelaws which cover all promenades at all of the resort towns.

Byelaws on the Promenade (pdf 83kb opens in new window)

Byelaws for the seashore (pdf 80kb opens in new window)

Dog control orders  (pdf 343kb opens in new window)

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Are there chalets available?

Chalets are available at both Bridlington and Hornsea. To book a chalet you can either visit the foreshore office on Bridlington’s South Promenade, telephone (01262) 678255 or 

Email: Foreshores@eastriding.gov.uk

Alternatively you can check availability using the online availability checker and then click through to book online via the link below:

Online chalet booking (external website)

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Can you hire deckchairs?

Deckchairs and windbreaks are available for hire at Bridlington (subject to weather conditions) at both the north and south Bridlington foreshore offices all of which are well signposted on the seafront.

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Do the toilets have changing facilities?

All resorts have toilets with baby changing and special needs changing facilities.

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Can I hire a beach wheelchair?

Yes! Introduced in the summer of 2013, the "All Terrain Landeez Beach Wheelchair" is available for hire on Bridlington’s south beach.

This wheelchair enables visitors to enjoy the freedom and surroundings of the Bridlington south beach. The large rubber wheels of the Landeez are designed especially for outdoor use, making the beach easily accessible. The following document shows a picture of the wheelchair:

Image of the Landeez Wheelchair (jpg 77kb opens in new window)

The wheelchair can be hired on a half-day basis and is located at the Foreshores Office on Princess Mary Promenade. A deposit of £10 is required but there is no charge for the hire of the wheelchair.

To hire the wheelchair you can:

Go to the Foreshore Office on Bridlington’s South Promenade

Telephone (01262) 678255

Email: Foreshores@eastriding.gov.uk

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Can I hire a disability bike?

Yes. Aimed at people with disabilities, their families and their carers, this new scheme offers adapted bikes, safe cycle routes along the North Promenade, organised rides and a chance for people to take part with their families, friends and carers.

The maximum booking will be one hour of cycling time, though two-hour slots will be allocated, to allow time for training and familiarisation with the bike.

You can view photos of the different types of disability bikes available to hire in the document below:

Disability bike descriptions and photos (pdf 991kb opens in new window)


 Number of users
 Price per hourly cycle
 Refundable deposit
 Individual (1 cycle)
 £2.50  £10
 Family (up to 4 cycles)
 £5.00  £20
Disability bike hire prices

How to book

Bikes must be booked in advance. You can make a booking the following ways:


You can telephone the council’s Bridlington South Foreshores office on:

Telephone: (01262)  678255,

In person

You can visit the the office on Princess Mary Promenade in person. 


You can also email at:

Email: foreshores@eastriding.gov.uk.

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Where can I find more information?

Please see list of websites below for further information regarding seaside resorts and promenades:

Yorkshire Water (external website)

Environment Agency (external website)

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (external website)

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (external website)

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (external website)

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Puffin Mark (external website)

Marine Management Organisation (external website)

Keep Britain Tidy (external website)

Maritime and Coastguard Agency (external website)

Humber Shipping Forecast (external website)

Met Office local weather (external website)

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