There are a number of coastal towns to visit on the East coast in North Yorkshire for a nice relaxing break in the English summer, but if you want somewhere quiet and quaint, then I can only recommend the lovely little town of Filey.
Filey is located just south of Scarborough and is super easy to find. Once you are there, it is up to you what accommodation you choose but you will be spoilt for choice in this lovely town. We stayed in a caravan just outside of Filey, a 5-minute drive or a short bus ride away. The main feature of this little fishing town is the beautiful sandy sea front, which, when the weather allows, is a great place to paddle in the sea, play ball games on the sand or just have a stroll and take a few photos.
There are a number of places to stop as you walk along the beaches, whether that is to admire the view or to get an ice-cream or cold beverage. For me this was all about taking photos of the beautiful parks and other coastal attractions.
There is also a lovely relaxed atmosphere in Filey Town Centre, where you can peruse the shops, look at the parks or just have a wander around. The people are really friendly and you can truly find anything you want in these little streets – I even found this shop who still has a vintage film sign outside and I got very excited (only to find that the sign has outlasted his supply of films!)
If you do plan to visit this town, then there a number of festivals taking place throughout the year that you might want to go to – there is an Edwardian history festival and a fishing festival amongst others. If you fancy a trip to Filey then check out the page here.