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Coastal Villages - Yorkshire's Coastal Towns & Villages

Yorkshire lays claim to one of the most beautiful and best-loved coastlines in the country, each one unique with its own charisma and allure. Our smaller towns and villages are some of the prettiest you’ll find anywhere in the world.

At its northern end, the coast is home to picturesque villages clinging precipitously to the cliffs – Staithes, Runswick BayRobin Hood’s Bay and Ravenscar among them – and all in the care of the North York Moors National Park.

Travel further south, and the scenery offers the dramatic chalk cliffs of Flamborough to the serine ocean views at Bempton with their seabird colonies, then gradually becomes gentler as you approach Spurn Head, passing through Barmston, Ulrome, Skipsea and a dozen or so other tiny coastal communities.

You can watch local fisherman at work; go fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast; take a smugglers tour around Robin Hood's Bay; admire work of artists in Staithes; try rock pooling in Runswick; relax at a beach shack or enjoy a cup of tea in Sandsend.

Don’t be fooled by their wonderful serenity as these thriving coastal communities are full of things to do!

Plan Your Visit

 
Robin Hood's Bay
Staithes

What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
Mon 1 - Wed 31 May Artist Pat Thompson at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Mon 1 - Wed 31 May Bempton Cliffs Bug Parade at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun Filey Festival of Music at Filey Methodist Church, Filey
Sat 27 - Mon 29 May Funny Business at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Sat 22 Apr - Sat 21 Oct Hornsea Market at Hornsea, Hornsea
Sat 6 May - Sat 3 Jun It's All About Colour at Gallery Forty-Nine, Bridlington
Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Filey Methodist Church

Filey Festival of Music

Filey

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Filey's annual week long music festival.

WADS

Funny Business

Whitby

Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

Saturday 27th-29th May: 7.30pm. This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Funny Business by Derek Benfield.

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Kite Festival, Scarborough Castle

Kite Festival

Scarborough

Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

See gigantic kites in flight, watch synchronised demonstrations to music, have a go at making your very own kite!

WADS

Ladies' Day

Whitby

Mon 29 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

Scarborough Art Gallery

Lasting Impressions - Printmakers Council Archive

Scarborough

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017

A captivating exhibition celebrating printmakers and their work.

Scarborough SEA LIFE & Marine Sanctuary

Shark Weeks

Scarborough

Sat 27 May - Sun 11 Jun 2017

Shark weeks at one of Scarborough's top attractions!

Car Boot

Skirlington Sunday Market and car Boot

Hornsea

Sun 5 Feb - Sun 17 Dec 2017

East Yorkshire's biggest Sunday market and car boot sales.

Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Bridlington

Thu 30 Mar - Thu 26 Oct 2017

Bridlington's biggest weekly car boot sale. Open every Thursday from 30th March to the end of October 2017. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and Tuesdays during the summer season, 6am-2pm, 100's of stalls, demo's, rides & attractions.

All Ride

All Ride School Holidays Open Days

Bridlington

Tue 30 May 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

Smells Amazing

Smells Amazing

Whitby

Tue 30 May 2017

Grind and create your own spice mix and make a pomander to take home.

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Wed 31 May 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

Dig and set yourself up for volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Bridlington

Wed 31 May 2017

Head down to Bridlington South Beach this summer and play some volleyball.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough

Wed 31 May 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea

Wed 31 May 2017

Free guided 1 hour walk for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Withernsea

Withernsea

Wed 31 May 2017

Free guided 1 hour walk for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough

Thu 1 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Simon & Garfunkel - Through the Years

Simon & Garfunkel - Through the Years

Whitby

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Featuring interviews with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, original movie footage and wonderful live performances by Bookends, the show features hits like Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and the unforgettable Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Cinderella

Cinderella: Vienna Festival Ballet

Whitby

Fri 2 Jun 2017

Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present the classic tale of Cinderella, one of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales of all time.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough

Sat 3 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

North Yorkshire Open Studios

North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017

Scarborough

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Jun 2017

North Yorkshire Open Studios invites the public to see inside the usually private world of artists, gain an insight into how they make their work.

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Sewerby Parkrun is a free 5k timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkrun is a community event run by volunteers aimed at encouraging people to keep fit, healthy and active. Runners of all abilities are welcome.

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Sun 4 Jun 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

 photographer Andy Morffew

RSPB Puffin & Gannet Cruises

Bridlington

Sun 4 Jun 2017

All the family will enjoy these special RSPB Puffin & Gannet Cruise which sails from the North Pier at Bridlington Harbour. The cruise is approx 3 hours and offers spectacular views of the coastline, puffins, gannets and other sealife