Here’s a first tour of the YO1 Beach Club.
Bringing a taste of the Med – or a bit of Brid, depending on your viewpoint – to the heart of the city, the club boasts deckchairs, a kiosk, food and drink – and lots of sand.
York town crier Ben Fry declared the new attraction open at midday today (Thursday) – and lots of families spent the day enjoying hanging out on a beach just yards from the River Ouse.
The YO1 Beach Club is in Tower Gardens, next to Skeldergate Bridge.
It includes indoor and outdoor eating areas, with food cooked on a barbecue. There’s breakfast served till 11am, burger and chips (from £8.50), fish and chips (£8.95) and pizza (£8-£8.50).
Kids can play in the sand and climb aboard a bright yellow boat.
The YO1 Beach Club is produced by Coopers Marquees, a family-run, York-based business which is now the tenth largest marquee company in the UK.
YO1 Beach Club info
The YO1 Beach Club will be open from 9.30am until 6pm daily (from 9am at weekends) from 24 June to 5 September
Kids’ birthday and party packages are also available, with advance bookings being taken