Bridlington, South Beach

Bridlington South Beach is one of two beaches in Bridlington, with the North Beach being the other. Bridlington harbour divides the two beaches, and both are within walking distance from the town centre.

Bridlington South Beach

About Bridlington South Beach

Bridlington South Beach is quieter than Bridlington North Beach, so more suited to those without children who might want to visit for a stroll or to enjoy some Fish & Chips.


Bridlington South Beach is located within walking distance of Bridlington town centre, so it’s accessible for all.

Use the following location for navigating to Bridlington South Beach: Marine Drive, Bridlington YO15 3JW

Getting to Bridlington South Beach

There’s multiple ways to get to Bridlington South Beach due to the short distance from Bridlington town centre.

On foot

You can walk to Bridlington South Beach from Bridlington town centre, simply by heading for the harbour. Once you reach the harbour, head South with the sea on your left and you have reached South Beach. The walk should take no longer than 10 minutes.

By car

You can access Bridlington South Beach easily by car, with plenty of parking (pay and display) available on South Marine Drive, which overlooks the beach itself.

Getting to Bridlington from both the North and the South is via the A165 or the A164 if you’re heading from the West. The journey from Hull should take around 40 minutes and from York is just over 1 hour. If you’re heading in from the North, you can expect the journey from Scarborough to take around 30 minutes and from Whitby around 1 hour.

By bus

The East Yorkshire Bus Service allows you to visit Bridlington from local towns and cities, including Hull, York, Driffield, Pocklington, Scarborough, Beverley, Wheldrake, Home on Spalding Moor, Filey, Hornsea, Brough and Withernsea to name a few.

By Train

There is a train station located in the town centre, which is around a 10 minute walk from Bridlington South Beach. You can visit Bridlington by train from Scarborough, Hull, Doncaster, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Selby and Rotherham (changes may be required).

Facilities at Bridlington South Beach

Although there’s fewer amenities near to Bridlington South Beach than there is at North Beach, the walking distance to Bridlington town centre is around 10 minutes so you’re never far from the facilities you need.

Toilets: Bridlington South Beach has toilets with baby changing and special needs changing facilities nearby at South Cliff Gardens and next to the RNLI Lifeguard Station as you walk up towards the harbour.

Bridlington Toilets

Wheelchairs: Beach wheelchairs can be hired on a half-day basis and is located at the Foreshores Office on Princess Mary Promenade.

Washing facilities: Although there are no public showers, you can make use of the toilet facilities to wash off the sand.

Cafe’s/Restaurants: At Bridlington South Beach you are close to plenty of local cafes and just a short walk from Bridlington town centre where you’ll find other local restaurants and cafes.

Shops: You’re only a short walk from Bridlington town centre when visiting South Beach, where you will find shops of all kinds, including gift shops, high street brands and local produce.

Bridlington South Beach

Are dogs allowed at Bridlington South Beach?

Dogs are not permitted to be exercised on Bridlington South Beach (southern face of the South Pier and the eastern face of Princess Mary Promenade Sea Wall) between 1st May and 30th September. From 1st October to the 30th April, dogs can be walked freely on Bridlington South Beach.

What is there to do at Bridlington South Beach

If you’re visiting Bridlington South Beach, you can expect less amenities and attractions, so you will need to make the short walk to the harbour area where you will find ten pin bowling, amusements and a fun fair.

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