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A weekend in Filey

Updated: Dec 27, 2020

I love Filey, it’s just a quaint little seaside town ideal for children and dogs. Just under 2 hours from Sheffield, its just enough for a weekend away yet if you come for 7 days, there is enough up and down the coast to use Filey as a base camp. We recently spent a weekend here and my recommendations include:

Filey Beach

Miles of glorious sand with plenty of amentities nearby to keep the little ones entertained. Look out for restrictions but there is one end of the beach that is dog friendly all year. Its close to the toilets, cafe and shop too. Have a walk, get your towel down or have a paddle in the sea, what’s not to love! Children and dogs are entertained all round.


A little hidden gem in Filey. My husband has been coming here for years and he’s only just discovered this place. Just up the road from the beach and around the corner from The White Lodge Hotel (lovely dog friendly beer garden) and you’ll find Glen Gardens. Complete with a boating lake, cafe, playground, mini golf and trampolines. The dog never has to be out of sight. It’s so much fun plus a great spot for a picnic or fish and chips on a bench with great scenic views.


I have only just discovered this place and was completely shocked how good it was. Our 4yo and 1yo loved it. We went one cloudy afternoon and it was so quiet and peaceful. It’s all well laid out and great for distancing, with plenty of sanitising points throughout.

There are lots of small farm animals and birds to see along with a great adventure playground. Plenty of picnic benches or a cafe on site. And what’s best - it’s all dog friendly! We spent a good 2 hours here until we got rained off. Such a nice afternoon treat for when your finishes at the beach. Includes free parking.


Cobble Landing

I mean, you can’t venture to Filey without having a walk on Cobble Landing and looking at all the boats, fishermen, amusements, cafes and pottering on the beach. Beware, restrictions apply to dogs on this area of the beach. Try the Cobble Bar and Bistro for a pit stop.

Where to eat and drink?

Plenty of places are dog friendly especially if you dine outside. However we have tried Bronte Vinery where dogs are allowed to join you inside and also The Royal Oak (Hunmanby). The Piebald inn also comes highly recommended.

Where to stay?

There are numerous camping and caravanning sites to choose from, hotels are super dog friendly in the area and I have also heard good review about the popular, The Bay holiday village.

However, on our recent weekend away, we stayed at The Royal Oak in Hunmanby. Approx 5-10 min drive from Filey. We had a family room which was very spacious and comfortable with a decent sized bathroom. All dog friendly. It is a pub so we were expecting some noise however it was very quiet. Free Parking, kids play area and serves food and drink! It was ideal for 1 night.

(Note - please check all destination information prior to travelling due to COVID restrictions)


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