Filey is a fantastically unspoiled seaside town with thousands of benches – you’ll never have any trouble finding somewhere to sit and enjoy the view of the sea, beach and Yorkshire’s rugged coastline.
You can walk into the town along the beach and it’ll take you less than 30 minutes from your caravan to the centre of Filey. This will save you a 3-mile drive and all the hassle of parking. Check the high tides first – the staff in the information office at Primrose Valley have them printed out for a week in advance and they’ll happily give you a copy. You can’t walk back on the beach when it’s high tide.
You must have fish and chips when you’re there and the best spot is Ingham’s fish and chips on Belle Vue Street in the middle of the town. You can’t miss it as it has a fisherman in his yellow oilskins stood outside. Just next to it is a lovely bar called The Glass House that also does great food.
If you like Chinese food we’d also recommend Gold River which is a takeaway and restaurant tucked away on Mitford Street but Filey is so small you’ll easily find it.
It’s a 20-minute drive from Primrose Valley to Scarborough and its famous marine drive that’s the best part of 2 miles long. Peasholm Park on the north bay is lit up with thousands of oriental lanterns at night and is a magical place for younger children. You can also hire boats and the park stages regular miniature naval battles.
Scarborough also has a waterpark called Alphamare (https://www.alpamare.co.uk/) that has 4 slides, a wave pool and a spa with sauna and steam room.
Whitby is almost an hour away but you could always stop off at Robin Hood’s Bay, a fishing village that looks like it’s stuck in the 1800s.