Moving Bridlington beach to the heart of Yorkshire

Bridlington beach
Bridlington beach

Bridlington beach will be recreated 70 miles away from the coast at one of Yorkshire’s biggest events.

Guests to the Great Yorkshire Show will have to chance to take part in workshops with stone artist James Brunt, using pebbles from the beach - which will be returned after the show.

The beach will be set up at the Welcome To Yorkshire stand at the show, which is expected to attract around 130,000 visitors between Tuesday, July 10 to Thursday, July 12.

Hundreds of buckets will be given out, filled with goodies such as seaside rock from John Bull and discount vouchers for attractions in the Bridlington area.

Cllr Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of the council, said :“We on the East Riding coast know just how stunning the beaches at Bridlington really are, and our mission at the Great Yorkshire Show is to spread the word even further.

“I am delighted that we can work together with Welcome to Yorkshire to promote the delights that Bridlington has to offer – the beaches, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, The Spa, the new East Riding Leisure Bridlington, and so much more.”

Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said “Here at Welcome to Yorkshire we’re delighted that the magnificent award-winning Bridlington beach is being recreated for all to enjoy at the Great Yorkshire Show’s Welcome to Yorkshire stand, the largest at the showground.

“This year is set to be spectacular as it’s the  160th celebration of this iconic agricultural event with over 130,000 visitors and more than 8,500 animals in attendance over three days. So come and enjoy this great Yorkshire beach in Harrogate, build a sandcastle, ride a donkey, get involved in the exciting activities or just take a moment to chill-out on one of our Welcome to Yorkshire deckchairs.

“Combine coast and country, there’ll be something for everyone. Life’s a beach when you visit the Welcome to Yorkshire stand.”