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British seaside resorts don't get better than Bridlington, which lies along the Holderness Coast overlooking the North Sea. For more than a century, holidaymakers have been flocking to the town for a little break next to the ocean. Its long stretch of golden sand is backed by a handsome row of Victorian brick buildings and a magnificent promenade. That's lined with candy-striped deckchairs and plied by ice cream vans and land trains – miniature railway taxis on wheels. Here, you'll find spades of kitsch seaside attractions, like donkey rides along the sand, funfairs with teacup rides and amusement arcades. There's also the historic harbour, encircled by shops and cafes from which you can look out at the colourful fishing boats bobbing around their moorings.
Bridlington bed and breakfasts have always been the staple accommodation of choice for holidaymakers and there's a diverse list of places, both big and small. Some are housed along the waterfront and harbour and enjoy impressive views across the sea from their guestroom windows. Others occupy old period properties whose original features are still intact, or luxury grade listed Georgian farmhouses surrounded by grounds, just outside the seaside town. Whichever seaside bolthole you're looking for, be sure to search on Expedia. It lists every bed and breakfast in Bridlington, along with descriptions and photos to help you find the perfect match. You'll almost always find the properties are run by locally born owners who know the town like the back of their hand and can offer suggestions on places to eat and things to do.
Once you've checked into your guestroom, you'll find it's kept to a high standard and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Rooms are typically equipped with kettles, TVs and ensuite bathrooms, and it's not unusual to find little kitchenettes, family-sized rooms with multiple beds and complimentary WiFi. If you're looking for a free parking spot for your car, or bed and breakfasts in Bridlington that welcome pets, so you can bring your furry friend on holiday, you'll always find what you're looking for on Expedia. When you wake up in the morning you can head downstairs to the small dining room, where a hearty full English breakfast awaits you every day. If that's a little much for you, there's generally a healthier option, like granola, fruit and yogurt. Why not combine your seaside retreat with a weekend in the urban sprawl of Manchester, just a few hours away by train?
It's true that most people come to Bridlington for the beach. During the hot summer months, you can stretch out on the sand and work on your tan, bring a bucket and spade for the kids to make sandcastles or take a cooling dip in the North Sea waters. If you get a little restless, there are several water sports you can try your hand at, like stand-up paddle boarding or sea kayaking.
There's more than just family fun on the beach, though. Kids will love East Riding Leisure or the Bridlington Sports Centre, which have facilities like squash courts, football pitches and pool tables. Alternatively, visit the Richard Burton Art Centre to see paintings by that local artist, or the Bridlington Spa, one of the finest entertainment venues on the East Coast, with exhibitions, events, and variety shows playing out to an audience of almost 4,000 people during the summer. If you still have some time, the Grade I listed Sewerby Hall, a country house surrounded by acres of landscaped grounds located on a cliff just outside Bridlington, is well worth an afternoon of discovery.