Hunmanby in North Yorkshire lies directly between Scarborough and Bridlington, overlooking the popular seaside resort of Filey and Filey Bay. Surrounded by stunning scenery, the village is a well-established English holiday destination and a gateway to the Yorkshire Wolds.
Once listed as the largest village in Great Britain, Hunmanby still boasts its historic Market Place cross, signifying its once substantial importance in Yorkshire trade as the main market town for East Riding.
A little way out of the village lies Hunmanby Castle, a Norman motte-and-bailey fortress that was destroyed in the 12th century. Sadly, all that is left of the castle today are earthwork remains.
The main street in Hunmanby is home to a range of pubs, cafes and restaurants, and there is a small selection of shops to browse. More shopping can be found in neighbouring Scarborough and Bridlington.
Hunmanby Gap is one of North Yorkshire’s best kept secrets. Its flat, sandy beaches are the perfect place to enjoy some stunning scenery including dramatic cliffs formed from clay, big, open skies and breath-taking seascapes.
While the beaches at Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington can get busy in the height of summer, the beach at Hunmanby Gap is of such scale that it feels uncrowded even when it is actually quite busy. This makes it the ideal place to relax and explore the Yorkshire coast while enjoying some spectacular views.
There is no shortage of holiday accommodation to choose from in Hunmanby and neighbouring Scarborough , Filey and Bridlington. Choose from guest houses and luxury hotels through to B&Bs and caravans – Primrose Valley Caravan Holiday Park is a popular choice with its own boating lake, beach, multilevel pool complex and a wealth of leisure and sports activities to keep the whole family entertained. Or for an unforgettable holiday experience, rent a holiday cottage with a panoramic sea view minutes from the beach. The Yorkshire Coast offers a wealth of great holiday rentals and you might find that self catering offers best value depending on the season.