Filey Beach is a long, sandy beach backed by an historic promenade featuring a sculpture trail. In all, the beach stretches for around 8 km (5 mi) and has won a Quality Coast Award. Swimming, canoeing, sailing and windsurfing all take place, as well as surfing when the conditions are right.
The Filey Brigg peninsula to the north is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest for its geology and biology: seabirds abound here. There are numerous wrecks offshore for divers to explore; and it’s also the end of two long distance trails, the Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way.