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A trip to the East Yorkshire Coast...

Updated: Mar 12, 2021

Looking for things to do in Yorkshire. The East Yorkshire coast is a dog and child haven. Its filled with plenty of child and #dogfriendlybeaches, places to visit and eateries. I often spent a lot of my childhood here (and even got married at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel in Scarborough, also #dogfriendly 😉 ) so I absolutely love this coastline. I thought what better way for a blog post than to list some of the highlights of this splendor:


Fraisthorpe Beach – a super sandy, dog friendly beach with no restrictions. Check out the Cow Shed for food and refreshments.

Bridlington Land train – if those little legs get tired, hop on the land train along the promenade. Either stop off at The Ship Inn for refreshments or Sewerby Hall for exploring.


Sewerby Hall – Although dogs are not allowed in the Zoo or House, they are allowed in the café and gardens. Its lovely to explore, especially on a sunny day. They often host Easter and Halloween events too.


Marton Manor Farm Shop & Tea room - a firm favourite for a spot of strawberry picking, excellent food, small playground and a few farm animals to say hello to!



Filey beach – although has some dog restrictions, there is a section which allows dogs near the promenade and easily located near the toilets, fish and chips and ice cream huts.

Filey Bird Garden & Animal Park – A zoo which allows Dogs? Yep that’s right.


Filey Country Park – ideal for scenic walks, mini golf, children’s play area, café and toilets. And all dog friendly.

Glen Gardens – Ideal for ball games and picnics as plenty of open space. A café and toilets on site. There is also a boating pond, bandstand and spectacular coastal views.

Bronte Vinery – a quirky tearoom which allows dog inside is also very a very tasty treat!

The Piebald Inn - for a cheeky pub visit! Complete with Dog friendly area.


Scarborough Castle – great for a bit of history and scenic views. Its quite hilly so probably best with a sling / walking children. There is currently a ‘Summer Explorer’ trail on until the end of August 2020. English Heritage site and therefore chargeable entry unless members.

Peasholm Park – a trip to Scarborough wouldn’t be the same without it. A tranquil lake with waterfalls and mystical gardens for the family to enjoy.


North bay miniature railway – A great way to travel up the promenade and see the sights. 100% dog friendly

Cayton Bay – a hidden dog friendly gem of a beach, no restrictions all year.

Robin Hoods Bay

Beach – worth it for the all year beach access. An attractive sandy beach with plenty of rock pools to explore and popular with fossil hunters



Whitby coastal cruises – if you're a fan of the sea, then take a trip into the bay and enjoy the stunning coastline, and maybe even spot the seals. Pet friendly and under 5’s free (Summer Queen & Esk Belle 3). Find them in the harbour.

Whitby Abbey – obviously. That’s if you can conquer the steps…


Whitby Walks – Try a ‘ghost walk’ if you dare. Maybe recommended for older children

Humble pie n mash – Go with an appetite and you wont be disappointed. Child and dog friendly. And super tasty!

Pannette Park - a lovely open green space with good playground for the kids. Complete with stunning views of the coast.

And finally, a few ‘stop offs’ on route…

Sledmere House (Driffield) – Stunning walled gardens, acres of historic grounds, chidlrens play area and dogs on leads welcome.

Pickering – The kids will love watching the steam trains or visiting the castle grounds.


Burton Agnes Hall (Driffield) – featuring stunning grounds, walled gardens and a woodland adventure playground. Dogs on leads welcome. Look out for the ‘spooky woodland trail’ coming soon for Halloween.

Note - please check all destinations prior to travelling for any restrictions in place. These reviews are based on pre-COVID visits.


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