At Bridlington, the beaches are split by the harbour. North Beach is sand and shingle, backed by wide promenades at the foot of Flamborough Cliffs. Boat trips are available and fishing is popular. There is no zoning in place for water sports, but visitors and locals alike enjoy sailboarding, wind surfing, sailing, kayaking and canoeing and jet skiing.
It is often much busier than the south beaches, which are more open and spacious, stretching to Spurn Point at the mouth of the River Humber. Kite flying is popular here, in addition to the water sports previously mentioned.