Filey scores high in seaside town survey - but Scarborough ranks just 64th

Filey has been ranked amongst the UK’s top ten seaside towns, according to a recent survey.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 12:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 12:40 pm

Consumer magazine Which? asked its members to rate the beach, attractions, scenery, value for money and more for nearly 100 seaside towns and villages across the UK.

But while Filey ranked eighth in the table, Scarborough was only placed at 64.

Whitby was 22nd, Robin Hood’s Bay 29th and Bridlington 82nd.

Filey's coastline. Picture: JPI Media

Scarborough Borough Councillor Jim Grieve, Cabinet Member for Quality of Life, said: “There are many national league tables announced each year that cover a wide range of criteria, with those taking part in them likely to be different each time and taking into account varying tastes and opinions. Where a destination is placed within each league table will usually differ between each survey.

“While it’s fantastic for destinations right across the borough to be included, there’s so much more to consider when choosing where to visit, especially with all the hard work underway preparing for the anticipated bumper summer and autumn ahead.

“We know we’re biased but our borough is a wonderful place to visit for all age groups, full of amazing surprises, with a wide variety of quality accommodation, attractions, activities, events and places to eat and drink, all topped off with endless stunning views.

“We’re committed to investing in renewing and improving infrastructure and the public realm in our town centres and seafronts with a number of projects already underway and more to come.

Scarborough's South Bay. Picture: JPI Media/ Richard Ponter

“These are being made possible through a combination of our own budgets and a number of government funding allocations announced previously.

“As we move forwards, with hope, to a post pandemic world, these investments aim to ensure we can capitalise on this year’s demand for UK holidays, support our local businesses and economy to build back better and help to retain the borough’s accolade as one of the nation’s favourite places to visit.”

Bamburgh in Northumberland came top of the Which? poll, followed by Dartmouth in Devon and Tynemouth in Tyne and Wear.