A large part of the small seaside resort of Filey stands on cliffs overlooking the semi-circular expanse of Filey Bay with its five mile stretch of clean sandy beach, and as such has been a seaside resort since Victorian times.
To the north of Filey Bay lies the Brigg, a rocky outcrop of land stretching out to sea for nearly a mile and which was once a Roman signal station. The Brigg is also at the mid-point of the Yorkshire Coast. To the south are the 400 feet high Speeton and Bempton Cliffs and Flamborough Lighthouse.
Within the town is the 19th century facade of the crescent, which is complemented by colourful gardens and parks which has secured Filey ‘Town in Bloom’ awards on many occasions.
Situated between the larger resorts of Scarborough and Bridlington, Filey is a good base for touring the surrounding countryside and visiting the many attractions in the area, such as Castle Howard and the ‘Heartbeat’ country of the North York Moors National Park.