The resort towns of Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea provide for a host of traditional seaside activities and attractions. In addition there are several historical building and heritage sites. Individual resorts provide a host of entertainment and special events staged with something for all the family headed up by various shows and performances at the recently refurbished Bridlington Spa.
Beach Chalet A home from home for the perfect day by the beach
Planning a day at the beach? Carve out your own little paradise spot with one of our modern beach chalets. Whether you want to be right on the sand at South Cliff, or near the children's paddling pools at Hornsea or Princess Mary Promenades, or perhaps you only travel with the family dog and want to walk out onto Bridlington North Beach with your foot footed pal. Choose one of our chalet spots and find out prices for daily or weekly lets through the year, buy one get one free offers and how to book your chalet.
The East Riding is a great place for a weekend getaway or a full family holiday. There are fantastic holiday parks with activities for the kids and adults as well as hotels set in the wolds that provide stunning views.
South Cliff Caravan Park is a scenic coastal site set in beautifully landscaped grounds, providing excellent touring and camping pitches or holiday home hire. These are all within walking distance of the lively and picturesque Yorkshire coast resort of Bridlington.
A popular, relaxing, friendly and non-stop fun park, easily reached from the North or South, with an award-winning beach only metres from the park, South Cliff Caravan Park is a favourite for families and couples.
Whether it's buckets and spades, walking shoes for leisurely strolls along the wonderful Yorkshire Coastline, or play all day on the multi-sport recreation area for kids with unlimited energy.Places to stay South Cliff Holiday Park
Support local businesses by visiting towns on market days! The council operate three weekly markets in Beverley and Pocklington, and support weekly markets in Bridlington and Cottingham. There are also many other private registered markets available in the East Riding. From greengrocer stalls to unique gifts, there's something for everyone at our local markets.Search for a local market
Visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website if you are interested in Trading at a market.
A number of our beaches hold the Seaside Award, which ensures visitors are guaranteed to find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed coastal stretch.
The East Riding coast boasts 6 award beaches. These are Flamborough South Landing, Bridlington North, Bridlington South, Wilsthorpe, Hornsea and Withernsea. There are many factors which contribute to the type of award for which each beach is eligible. To find out more visit The Seaside Awards website.Hornsea Bridlington North Bridlington South Withernsea Wilsthorpe Flamborough South Landing
Please be a responsible dog owner and keep in mind that dogs are affected by hot weather and can intimidate young children playing. Keep your dog on a lead and under control and remember to clean up after your dog (bag it and bin it!).
The seasonal dog ban (from 1 May - 30 September), applies to any of the following beaches:
- Bridlington North Beach
- Bridlington South Beach
- Hornsea Beach
- Withernsea Beach
- keep your dog on a lead, or
- keep it in sight at all times, be aware of what it's doing and be confident it will return to you promptly on command
- ensure it does not stray off the path or area where you have a right of access
- dogs may be banned from certain areas that people use, or there may be restrictions, byelaws or control orders limiting where they can go
- the access rights that normally apply to open country and registered common land (known as 'open access' land) require dogs to be kept on a short lead between 1 March and 31 July, to help protect ground nesting birds, and all year round near farm animals
- at the coast, there may also be some local restrictions to require dogs to be kept on a short lead during the bird breeding season, and to prevent disturbance to flocks of resting and feeding birds during other times of year
Open access spaces
Access land in England falls into two categories, open country (mountain, moor, heath and down) and registered common land, and there is a right to outdoor recreation on foot on this land. In the East Riding, the majority of access land is in the unimproved grassland of the Wolds dry chalk valleys which are Chalk downland. There is a small area of heath near South Cliffe and the three commons around Beverley (Westwood, Swinemoor and Figham) that are also accessible. Some open country is not publically accessible as they do not have a connection to a public right of way or highway.
You are allowed to wander anywhere within access land for activities including running, dog walking, climbing, birdwatching and having a picnic however you are required to take your rubbish home with you. Dogs must be on a short lead between 1 March and 31 July or at all times when livestock are present.
Activities you cannot do are:
- Cycling or horse riding
- Water sports, including swimming or taking a boat onto a river, lake or reservoir
- Driving a motorised vehicle
- Lighting fires or camping
- Shooting, foraging or picking flowers
- Using a metal detector
- Taking part in organised games or commercial activities
- Interfering with activities of farmers or other landowners
Open access means that you can walk through land mapped by Natural England as 'access land' without having to stick to formal paths. Most of the land that is available lies in the wolds, as dry chalk valleys snake their way through the landscape.
Most of the land in the East Riding is not 'access land' and you should stick to existing public rights of way, unless the open country symbol is clearly evident.
We have a useful guide for those who wish to explore these beautiful places and this answers frequently asked questions about closures and restrictions, safety for walkers, dogs and other rules when using this new right.
You can search for open access walks on the Walking the Riding directory.
More information on open access can be found on Natural England.
You may take a dog on RCL unless there is a formal closure or restriction. Please note that between the 1 March and 31 July you should keep your dog on a short lead to protect ground nesting birds.
The three largest areas are around Beverley but many other smaller areas exist that you can enjoy. The most important piece of registered common land is Beverley Westwood and this is enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.
To view the register please contact us on (01482) 393170 to make an appointment.
More information on registered common land can be found on Natural England.
The Countryside Access Team are happy to support educational visits at our Local Nature Reserves and regularly host outings from nurseries, child minders, schools, colleges, scouts, youth groups and community groups.
We have nature trails, treasure trails, orienteering, geocaching and more. Find out more about each of our local nature reserves and what is availbale.
Find a nature reserve
There is no limit to group size although we do advise smaller groups for some activities to ensure safe supervision.
You don't need to book your trip but if you let us know when you are planning your visit, we can help you avoid busy event days. Teachers and group leaders should produce their own plan and risk assessment for their visit however we can provide site specific risk assessments and health and safety guidance to help with this. For a full list of available activities, advice about organising your own visit or to book officer time to support your group.
Contact the team
It is always better to be over prepared than under prepared! Do you know your coast code from your countryside code? Or who to contact in the event of an emergency? Get yourself up to date with all the relevant information on staying safe when outdoors.Go to outdoor safety