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Places to visit near Thornwick Bay

Sweeping stretches of sand, ancient forests, and moody moors – coastal Yorkshire is breathtakingly beautiful, dotted with much-loved resorts like Scarborough and Whitby. Yorkshire's deeply sculpted coastline, steeped in maritime history, prides itself on wide sandy beaches, teeming rockpools and a promenade of colourful resorts. Here you'll find Victorian elegance preserved and modern demands fully catered for.

Lots to see and do

Our top picks

There are lots of fabulous places to visit, using Haven holiday parks as your base. From beautiful beaches and landscapes to places of interest like historical sites and nature trails, or attractions like theme parks and wildlife parks - there are choices to suit the whole family. Check out our top picks.
Two gannets sitting on a rock

Places of interest

Bempton Cliffs

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A bird-watching haven with nature trails and a visitor centre.

Address:

RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Cliff Ln, Bridlington, Yorkshire, YO15 1JF

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
12 miles from Blue Dolphin
16 miles from Far Grange
8 miles from Primrose Valley
7 miles from Reighton Sands
5 miles from Thornwick Bay
A view of Bridlington Beach

Beaches

Bridlington Beach

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Bridlington beach is a mix of sand and shingle situated at the foot of the Flamborough Cliffs. It is a popular spot for fishing, windsurfing and kite surfing.

Address:

Bridlington Beach, Bridlington, Yorkshire, YO15 3JH

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions:
Dogs not allowed from 1 May-30 September
Lifeguards: May half term 26 May-3 June, weekends and bank holidays only 9-24 June, daily 30 June-2 September
Lifeguard patrol times: 10am-6pm
Distance from park:
13 miles from Blue Dolphin
11 miles from Far Grange
9 miles from Primrose Valley
9 miles from Reighton Sands
5 miles from Thornwick Bay
Panoramic view of Filey seafront

Places of interest

Filey

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A lively, easy-going beach resort with traditional attractions and nature reserve.

Address:

Filey Beach, Filey, Yorkshire, YO14 9LA

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
3 miles from Blue Dolphin
21 miles from Far Grange
2 miles from Primrose Valley
5 miles from Reighton Sands
12 miles from Thornwick Bay
A black and pink pig looking away

Attractions

Playdale Farm Park

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Enjoy the farm with an animal barn and interactive paddocks especially designed for children to see the animals in a natural farm environment. Come rain or shine, you and your children will have a great time! The huge indoor play area includes a ball pool, tractor zone, adventure trail, and much more.

Address:

Playdale Farm Park, Carr Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, Yorkshire, YO11 3AT

Open dates: 1 April-6 November
Distance from park:
26 miles from Far Grange
7 miles from Primrose Valley
9 miles from Reighton Sands
16 miles from Thornwick Bay
Two Humboldt Penguins

Attractions

Sea Life Centre

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Enjoy an underwater adventure and get a close-up view of the wonders of the deep blue sea. SEA LIFE Scarborough offers a unique mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits and over 50 displays of marine life including seals, otters and penguins. Enjoy a hands-on rock pool experience and learn some amazing facts about the underwater world we love.

Address:

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
30 miles from Far Grange
14 miles from Primrose Valley
16 miles from Reighton Sands
25 miles from Thornwick Bay
Soft play area

Attractions

John Bull Candy Kingdom

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John Bull's Candy Kingdom is a purpose built soft play venue for children aged 0-12 years. Parents can relax with a cappuccino and a snack, while children climb and explore the soft play activities designed for their age group.

Address:

John Bull Confectioners, Carnaby Ind. Estate, Bridlington, Yorkshire, YO15 3QY

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
8 miles from Far Grange
9 miles from Thornwick Bay
Military aircraft and vehicle at Eden Camp

Attractions

Eden Camp

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A visit to Eden Camp will transport you back to experience the sights, sounds and smells of wartime Britain. All within the grounds of an original POW Camp.It is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onward.

Address:

Eden Camp, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
24 miles from Blue Dolphin
37 miles from Far Grange
23 miles from Primrose Valley
26 miles from Reighton Sands
32 miles from Thornwick Bay
Aerial coastal view of Filey Bay

Beaches

Filey Bay

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A long sandy beach set in a wide bay. In town, the beach is edged with a historical promenade and beach chalets. Nearby to the north, Filey Brigg has some good rock pools to explore.

Address:

Filey Bay, Filey, Yorkshire, YO14 9SN

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions:
Dogs are not allowed on certain areas
Lifeguards: Weekends and bank holidays only 5-20 May, daily 26 May-2 September
Lifeguard patrol times: 10am-6pm
Distance from park:
Less than a mile from Reighton Sands
6 miles from Blue Dolphin
18 miles from Far Grange
3 miles from Primrose Valley
9 miles from Thornwick Bay
Coastal view of Flamborough Beach

Beaches

Flamborough beach

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The beach is 1/4 mile in length, backed by cliffs, and located to the north of Flamborough Head and lighthouse. It is made up of sand and pebbles with some rock pools and chalk caves which are only accessible at low tide.

Address:

Flamborough beach, N Marine Rd, Flamborough, Bridlington YO15 1BL

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
14 miles from Blue Dolphin
17 miles from Far Grange
10 miles from Primrose Valley
10 miles from Reighton Sands
1 miles from Thornwick Bay
Flamborough Head lighthouse

Places of interest

Flamborough Head Heritage Coast

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Dramatic 400 feet chalk cliff headland presenting superb views for birdwatching and hiking. Home to Britain's only mainland colony of gannets with an RSPB sanctuary nearby and two historic lighthouses.

Address:

Flamborough Head Heritage Coast, Flamborough, Yorkshire, YO15 1PD

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
13 miles from Blue Dolphin
16 miles from Far Grange
9 miles from Primrose Valley
9 miles from Reighton Sands
1 miles from Thornwick Bay
Train leaving the station

Attractions

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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Hop on board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and enjoy a day filled with vintage charm and amazing scenery on one of the world's greatest heritage railways. Let our fleet of steam and heritage diesel trains transport you along 24 miles of Yorkshire countryside.

Address:

North Bay Railway, Burniston Road, Scarborough, Yorkshire, YO12 6PF

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
7 miles from Blue Dolphin
29 miles from Far Grange
10 miles from Primrose Valley
13 miles from Reighton Sands
20 miles from Thornwick Bay
Aerial coastal view of Robin Hood's Bay

Beaches

Robin Hood's Bay

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The beach at Robin Hood's Bay has a powerful, natural beauty, all of its own, making a great destination for amateur photographers. With its backdrop of craggy cliffs and sweeping views round the bay, this is a popular destination for day trippers and dog walkers.

Address:

Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SJ

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
27 miles from Blue Dolphin
44 miles from Far Grange
25 miles from Primrose Valley
28 miles from Reighton Sands
35 miles from Thornwick Bay
Scarborough South Bay

Beaches

Scarborough South Bay

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Enjoy this large sandy bay, a popular choice for families with great entertainment and facilities.

Address:

Scarborough South Bay, Scarborough, Yorkshire, YO11 1NT

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions:
Dogs are not allowed 
Lifeguards: Weekends and bank holidays only 5-20 May, daily 26 May-2 September
Lifeguard patrol times: 10am-6pm
Distance from park:
6 miles from Blue Dolphin
28 miles from Far Grange
9 miles from Primrose Valley
12 miles from Reighton Sands
29 miles from Thornwick Bay
Sewerby Hall surrounded by daffodils

Attractions

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

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Sewerby Hall and Gardens sits in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland. Enjoy the gardens whatever the season. Keep the children amused at the zoo, and a round on the green for golfers.

Address:

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1EA

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
12 miles from Blue Dolphin
16 miles from Far Grange
8 miles from Primrose Valley
7 miles from Reighton Sands
5 miles from Thornwick Bay
Panoramic overview of Whitby

Places of interest

Whitby

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There's more to Whitby than meets the eye - with its connections to Captain Cook and Dracula, its quirky narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey, Whitby is a fascinating town, unlike any other.

Address:

Whitby Tourist Information Centre, Langborne Road, Whitby, Yorkshire, YO21 1DN

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
26 miles from Blue Dolphin
28 miles from Primrose Valley
31 miles from Reighton Sands
38 miles from Thornwick Bay