Hunmanby Gap Beach and Cafe


It is a pleasant walk along the road to Hunmanby Gap Beach, approximately 2 miles. It is even better on a bike. From the railway station, head along Bridlington Street, as far as Peter Milnes Garage (on your left) and turn right along Sands Lane. Continue along Sand Lane, over the Level Crossing, past the Piebald Inn on your left-hand side and the Hunmanby Playing Fields to your left. After 10 minutes you will pass the end of Sheep Dyke Lane on your left, an alternative route from the village. See the Walks around Hunmanby Page.

From the junction with Sheepdyke Lane, Sands Lane, becomes Sands Road, it sees little traffic with a mixture of pasture and arable field on both sides of the road with sheep grazing. You pass over a little stream and the entrance to Rosedale Reservoir Farm and your right.

As you approach the main coast road (A165) take the turn on your left down a short track, rather than walking round the roundabout. Then, turn right up and an old, metalled track, which was the old course of Sands Road, before the building of the Reighton bypass. You then reach a crossing point of the A165. Straight ahead, again can be see the old route of Sands Road, follow this a short distance and you re-join Sands Road proper. It is again a straight road to Hunmanby Gap. 

The view of the Sea from Sands Road, Hunmanby Gap

Photo above: The sea from the brow of the hill at Moor Farm, Hunmanby Gap

There is a steep descent first to Hunmanby Gap Cafe, and then down onto Hunmanby Gap beach

Hunmanby Gap Cafe is a great place for coffee and home-made cafe. It has a good selection of beach supplies.


Hunmanby Gap Beach:

Hunmanby Gap Beach is popular, all year round as it is so unspoilt and remains relatively quiet, even in the height of summer. At low tide you can walk one way to Filey, the other to Reighton. With the amazing White Cliffs at Speeton formed of chalk.


Old World War 2 Structures on Hunmanby Gap Beach


The beach has the remains of both fortifications from World War 2 and the access to the Beach from the former Butlins Camp. 


Looking towards the white cliffs of Speeton from Hunmanby Gap


 Photo above: Looking towards the white cliffs of Speeton from Hunmanby Gap beach



At Hunmanby Gap there is a defibrillator in the former telephone box. Further details about how this was funded 




The Yorkshire Ambulance Service produce a map showing locations throughout Yorkshire of defibrillators in the community




This link to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and their You Tube video 'everything you need to know about life-saving defibrillators' 


Defibrillator installed by the community in the old telephone box at Hunmanby Gap



Updated 7.4.2023