Speeton is situated centrally in Filey's John Paul Jones heritage Coast and The Filey Heritage Area, Speeton is a small rural Yorkshire village which still retains its agricultural heritage. The village is situated just off the A165/B1229 and well away from the main roads and the hustle and bustle but yet in easy reach of the adjoining towns and the Moors and Coast. Bridlington is situated five and a half miles to the south, Filey is six miles to the north and Scarborough is twelve miles to the north and the village of Hunmanby is four miles away.
Further to the north, the picturesque town of Whitby and the villages of Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes are accessible via the A171 and from this area, the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors and its villages can be explored.
Speeton has one of the smallest churches in England, St Leonard's, built in the Norman period 1100 AD which you are welcome to visit. The village still has its original duck pond with inhabitants that you are welcome to feed. Five miles down the coast is situated the renowned Bempton Bird Sanctuary with its colonies of Puffin, Herring Gulls, Gannets and Fulmars that colonise the lofty chalk cliffs.
These cliffs, overlook the battle ground of the famous battle of Flamborough Head which took place in Filey Bay. This sea battle of classic proportions between Commodore John Paul Jones of the American Continental Navy and the British Frigate Serapis in 1779 is the stuff of legend and was viewed by the villagers of Speeton at the time. Even now, searches are under way from to locate the sunken wreck of Jones's flagship, the Bonhomme Richard.
The coastlines of Speeton and Bempton are steeped in history from early times up to the daring tales of ship wrecks of the modern era and some of the remains of these maritime disasters can be seen from the cliff tops today but now, the quiet beach is free from maritime disasters and can be accessed from Romany Cottage. This walk is only for the energetic and those who are reasonably fit and advice will be given to holidaymakers by the owners of the property about access.
The local pub is the Honey Pot and is situated on the B1229 which is only ten minutes walk away. This pub serves fine home cooked food and traditional Ales and is an ideal venue after a summer evening's stroll or as a comforting watering hole after a bracing winter walk.