Bridlington is beautiful all year round, but autumn holds a particularly special place in our hearts. The autumn leaves, crisp air and the sparkle of the first frosts – what’s not to love? When you think ‘seaside holiday’, you probably imagine glorious summer days on the beach. But visit Bridlington in the autumn and you’ll see a different side to this pretty seaside town and its surrounding landscapes.
No Bridlington holiday would be complete without a walk along the coastal path, which offers stunning views of the town and sea. While the waters may be blue and gentle during the summer, autumn can see some very dramatic and choppy waters which can only be fully appreciated from the coastal path.
It’s also a good time to visit RSPB Bempton Cliffs, a peaceful spot where you can see our overwintering feathered friends arriving before the colder weather properly sets in. This is a lovely area of outstanding beauty and the turning of the leaves provides all the autumn colour you could want. If you like walking then Danes Dyke will also showcase the brilliant autumn colours on the trees – just be sure to take along a flask of hot coffee to ward away the chill.
After all that walking you’ll probably feel you’ve earned your treats, and Bridlington isn’t short of fantastic restaurants and fish and chip shops. For some proper local fare you could try Ward’s Fish and Chips or Fish and Chips at 149, or for some proper pub grub you could head to The White Horse in nearby Bempton, which also has a small takeaway menu if you’d rather have a casual meal in.
At the end of a long day exploring the local beaches and countryside, few things can beat getting back to one of our lovely warm Bridlington holiday cottages, pulling the curtains closed and hunkering down. Autumn really is a magical time of year in this corner of the world, and Bridlington has plenty to offer outside the peak summer season. Come and enjoy a Yorkshire welcome and a generous splash of autumn colour at our wonderful holiday cottages in Bridlington.