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Bridlington Explorer Story 5: North Bay – Harbour

Welcome to The Bridlington Explorer!  

You can listen to the fifth instalment of the history and things to do and see when you hop off and explore Bridlington and the surrounding area.

We would love to keep sharing what you have found and would like to know more about, so share your favourite finds in the area!  ♥️

As we head on into Bridlington town, passing through the North Bay, you will get your first glimpse of the chalk cliffs over towards Flamborough Headland and Danes Dyke.

As we travel further south, you will also see the indoor waterpark at East Riding Leisure, where we will be stopping outside.

This is a great area to explore on foot as you will find a host of amusement arcades, cafes and shops. If you are looking for a bite to eat with stunning views out to sea, head on into The Forum and head on up to The Lodge. Or, if you are looking for something new to do with the kids, check out their brand new bounce park.

The town centre has a large indoor shopping centre – the Promenades – an ideal place to hop off for some retail therapy.

We will shortly be heading towards the historic harbour.

Original wooden piers were replaced by the two stone piers to the North and South. It’s said that stone from Bridlington Priory was used.

Corn was once the main crop to pass through the harbour. You can still see remains of a corn exchange in the town’s Market Place. Now the harbour is best known for landing shellfish – Bridlington is famed as “The Lobster Capital of Europe”.

Many local eateries serve fresh catch. Sample at the “Salt On The Harbour” restaurant or buy at the market – It was in the year 1200 that King John gave Bridlington Priory permission for a weekly market and an annual fair in Bridlington. Today, a market still flourishes, and the town offers all sorts of events and attractions for visitors, including scooter rallies and seafood festivals.  

Looking for more inspiration? Listen to our final instalment!