Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A coastal walk

Yesterday was August Bank Holiday here in England so we took the train to Scarborough on the East coast.  Scarborough was Britain's first seaside resort.

We decided to walk the coastal path from Scarborough to Filey (about eight miles) and the weather was perfect for it.  
We started off at the harbour  
(click on photos to enlarge)

Traditional donkey rides on the beach, with Scarborough castle up on the hill behind.  It was quite cool but some people were enjoying playing on the sand.

As we walked past the Spa, the orchestra were just finishing playing in the openair sun area.

This is looking back from the end of the beach, with the Spa buildings on the left and the Grand Hotel in the centre.

At one point we had to make a small detour when this cow was on the path.  We couldn't see how it had got out of the field where the rest of the herd were and it was only narrow between the fence and the cliff edge, so we didn't want to send it over!

When we got to this point we could see Filey ahead
and Scarborough looking back in the far distance

Almost there!  

The tide's in at Filey, splashing up against the sea wall

Of course we had to go in the arcades with our 2p coins

After having some chips, we caught the train home from Filey.


  1. What a lovely walk, shame you didn't have much sunshine!
    Such incontaminated nature on your beaches, everything is made of concrete overhere!

  2. What a lovely bracing walk!
    I have not been to Scarborough for years, it is a lovely seaside town I remember.

  3. Stunning scenery and I love that open air solarium! x

  4. Sounds like you had a lovely day despite it being overcast........

    Beautiful photos, love the first one most of all and the cow looks quite funny. Maybe she was hoping you would play 'follow the leader'.....

    Chips by the beach, just perfick.

    Claire :}

  5. Your photos are glorious. Thanks for sharing.
    Anne xx

  6. Scarborough is lovely, we have been many times.xx

  7. I live near a coast but your coastal pictures are so wonderful that I want to take a trip!

  8. Oh how lovely! You look like you were really lucky with the weather too. We had the usual Bank Holiday grey clouds and rain here.

    I can't resist a 2p machine either.

  9. What a lovely beach - and fantastic skies and clouds. I should think that it was a lovely day out!

    Pomona x

  10. What a lovely walk :o)
    Those clouds visited us too, they've been getting about a bit this summer haven't they?

    Thankyou for sharing - I never knew that about Scarborough!

    Have a great weekend :o)


  11. I grew up in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, which is NOWHERE NEAR as lovely as the original! But I think it was so named because some English immigrant saw the bluffs on Lake Ontario and thought of home. :) Beautiful photos and I love the cow!