Reighton Sands

Reighton Sands beach is a short distance South of Filey and located on the rugged coastline so most suited to those who prefer the untouched environment rather than a built up, busy beach that is packed with tourists.

Reighton Sands
Reighton Sands

About Reighton Sands Beach

Reighton Sands is a quiet, peaceful beach located near to Filey in North Yorkshire.

You may know the area thanks to Reighton Sands holiday park which is popular among families with younger children due to the amount of facilities on site.

About Reighton Sands Holiday Park

Reighton Sands Holiday Park is packed with plenty of activities to enjoy, from a 9 hole golf course to an amusement arcade that is popular with young children.

There’s an on site Fish & Chip restaurant, craft centre for children, an outdoor lazy river, a well stocked beach cafe and archery centre so there really is no reason to ever be bored, even if the weather takes a turn.

Reigton Sands Location

Reighton Sands is around 5 miles South of Filey and just 1 mile from Hunmanby Gap beach (on foot). If you are using a satellite navigation to get to Reighton Sands, the address for Reighton Sands is: Reighton Gap, Filey, YO14 9SH.

Getting to Reighton Beach

Reighton Sands beach can be accessed either by car or foot – or cycle if you’re up for something more adventurous. The easiest way to get there is to drive as close to the cliff side as possible and walk down to the beach.

On foot

One of the best ways to access Reighton Sands beach is to walk from either Filey (3.5 miles/ 1hr 10 min walk) or from Hunmanby Gap beach (1 mile/ 20 minute walk). You can walk on the beach itself from the Filey direction or you can choose to go on the main road from Filey, heading through Primrose Valley and then onto Moor Road and down onto Reighton Sands.

If you are staying at Reighton Sands holiday park, you are already just a stones throw from the beach, so you can simply head down the cliff side onto the beach front from your accommodation.

By car

Reighton Sands is accessible by car using the A165 which goes between Scarborough and Bridlington. If you’re travelling from further afield such as York, Leeds or Hull, you can use the A64 and A614 which navigate to the A165. There is minimal parking available at Reighton Sands, just by the holiday park on Sands Road. There are no public pay and display car parks.

Facilities at Reighton Sands Beach

Reighton Sands has very few facilities located on the beach itself, so you will need to use nearby villages or towns if you need to access any facilities.

Toilets: The nearest toilets to Reighton Sands beach are located at Glen Gardens in Filey. If you are walking between Filey and Reighton Sands, there are customer toilets available at Primrose Valley service station so you can buy a snack there and use the toilets. The walk is around 4 miles and should take 1hr 20 minutes down the beach.

Washing facilities: There are no showers (you can use the sinks in the public toilets in Filey for cleaning down).

Cafe’s/Restaurants: There’s a cafe, aptly named The Beach Cafe, right on the beach at Reighton Sands. There’s a small amount of outdoor seating available so you can enjoy a drink or ice cream before or after heading to the beach.

The Beach Cafe at Reighton Sands stocks plenty of snacks, including crisps, chocolates and sweets as well as slush drinks and candyfloss.

The Beach Cafe also stocks a range of beach toys and accessories including inflatables and toys.

There’s also Bayside Cafe located at Primrose Valley.

Shops: The closest supermarket to Reighton Sands is a Co-op which is located in Hunmanby (Bridlington Street, Hunmanby, Filey YO14 0JR). There’s also a butchers, a pharmacy, a sweet shop, a delicatessen and a convenience store in the village of Hunmanby.

Are dogs allowed at Reighton Sands Beach?

Dogs are allowed to be walked on Reighton Sands beach all year round as it’s not a popular family beach, so no restrictions are in place.

What is there to do at Reighton Sands Beach?

There are no activities or attractions at Reighton Sands Beach itself, but there is a holiday park located right at the top of the cliff which offers family activities if you are staying in the resort.

One of the popular spots places to visit at Reighton Sands is the autographed bunker, which was built back in 1940 and has the the names of those who built it carved into the concrete. You can access the autographed bunker by walking south when the reach the beach. The bunker is located just past the ‘Laura’ shipwreck which can be found as you pass Reighton Sands holiday park.

What is Reighton Sands beach like?

Reighton Sands beach is sandy and surrounded by cliffs which can be prone to small slips, so its recommended you don’t sit too close.

As you walk further down the beach, you’ll find some rocky areas where you might need to scramble if the tide isn’t out far enough. If you enjoy looking for shells and rocks, you’ll find plenty close to the edge of the cliffs.

When the tide is out, the beach has plenty of space to set up deckchairs and windbreakers ready for your day at the beach.

Weather in Reighton Sands

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