|Sunrise at Filey|
|Cliffs near Filey Brigg in the afternoon sun|
The thing that I noticed most of all was that through the weekend it felt like the days before the internet came and took over. Families were outside splashing in the sea, walking in their wellies, eating ice creams (yes, in February!) or fish and chips on the beach, popping into the arcades to play on the 2p slots. It was a really lovely and refreshing break. We walked about 30 miles over the weekend and I can see my stomach muscles starting to return, so it was a very good and healthy break!
|Panorama of cliffs, beach, sea and Filey Brigg|
On Saturday we popped into Scarborough, just under 15 minutes by train. This is much, much busier, especially on bright and sunny days, the arcades were full, town was busy and there were plenty of people walking round the North and South bay. I was particularly impressed by the addition of a skate park where the old mini golf course used to be on the North Bay. It was absolutely packed with kids on their bikes and skateboards with a gorgeous sea view... fantastic to give them somewhere to be at the weekends.
|South Bay at Scarborough|
Scarborough for me is still the seaside which has everything - walks, arcades, fish and chip shops, sea life centre, Peasholm Park, a little fun train, a high street... we even saw a few donkeys giving rides to the children.
|Lighthouse and Fishing Boats, Scarborough|
But if you are at all able to get to this bit of the UK coast, I highly recommend it for a lovely long weekend getaway.