Fraisthorpe features acres of flat, sandy beach backed by low cliffs, ideal for walking, horse riding, wind-surfing and bathing. It forms part of Bridlington Bay but is much quieter and less commercialised than Bridlington itself. The space available and favourable wind conditions make it a popular beach for kite surfing.
Sand martins nest in the cliffs during the months from late spring to October, when there are also plenty of wildflowers and butterflies to enjoy on the cliff top paths. The beach holds a Quality Coast Award and is Marine Conservation Society Recommended.