The scenic, coastal town of Bridlington, on the shores of the North Sea, is located in the ceremonial county of East Riding of Yorkshire. The history of this civil parish dates back to the Bronze Age, and it still is home to Grade I listed structures of the Priory Church of St Mary's and Bayle Gate. A small fishing port, with a fully-functional harbour, Bridlington is a major exporter of shellfish. Annual shellfish exports reportedly bring in revenue worth several million pounds, fuelling the local economy, along with other industries including tourism, hospitality, retail, manufacturing and services.
Bridlington is well-connected to York, Scarborough, Driffield, Beverley, Hull, Nottingham and other towns in the neighbourhood by trains and buses. The car and caravan parks in the vicinity too are quite accessible. East Riding College and other primary and secondary schools address educational needs of the resident population. Parks, sports clubs, Bridlington Leisure World, government offices and a public library are among the other local facilities available.