Situated on the Yorkshire Coast, Fraisthorpe Beach is a large sandy beach which is surrounded by stunning low clay cliffs.
What is Fraisthorpe Beach like?
Across the two world wars, numerous pillboxes were built along Fraisthorpe Beach as part of anti-invasion measures. Today you can still explore these structures, with the largest surviving ones lying at the beach entrance. These structures make for wonderful photo-ops and excellent hands-on learning for little explorers!
Fraisthorpe’s vast beach makes it ideal for scenic walks and kite-flying. You may even spot horses riding along the flat sands! At both high and low tide, there is still plenty of beach to explore and let off some steam. Why not pack some buckets and spades and try build the largest sandcastle you can, after all, the sand is wonderfully soft and clean. Aside from mucking about, the beach is a lovely spot to lie back on while reading, so be sure to bring a good book and keep a flask handy.
If you fancy getting wet, the shallow waters are a wonderful spot for a paddle. Fraisthorpe is also very popular for wind-surfing, thanks to these waters and frequent winds. The beach is quite windy because of the low sand dunes. So you might want to think about bringing along some sunglasses!
You can easily reach the beach from the adjacent car park via a level path. The hard packed sand means that wheelchair and pushchair users can also enjoy the beach itself. Furthermore, nearby facilities are also easily accessible, such as the Cow Shed Café. Here you can also find accessible toilets. The Cow Shed Café is also dog friendly and serves a variety of hot and cold handmade food – the perfect way to finish your trip!
Further points of interest
Nearby there are toilets and a café, where you can enjoy cakes and tea while looking out over the North Sea. Though if you are feeling antsy, you can stroll further along the beach, where you will reach Wilsthorpe Beach. This route is particularly ideal for dog walkers, because this stretch of sand is dog friendly, whereas some sections of Fraisthorpe Beach exclude dogs.