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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
Sat 1 Jul - Sun 7 Jan A Day at the Seaside at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Sun 24 Sep All Ride at Bridlington North Promenade, Bridlington
Fri 1 - Sat 30 Sep Artist Pippa Riley at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Sun 24 Sep Autumn Highlights Cruise at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Fri 1 - Sat 30 Sep Bempton Cliffs Nature Trail at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep British Open Darts at Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
Sat 16 Sep - Sat 7 Oct Canvas, Paper, Paint and Us at Gallery Forty-Nine, Bridlington

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside

Scarborough

Sat 1 Jul 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

Extended until 7 Jan 2018 Scarborough Art Gallery Sun, sand and spades, or wet, windy weekends - what has a seaside holiday meant over the centuries?

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Sun 24 Sep 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.

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.

Arctic Skua

RSPB Autumn Highlights Cruises

Bridlington

Sun 24 Sep 2017

Ideal for the bird watching enthusiasts these RSPB Autumn Highlight Cruises sail from the North Pier at Bridlington Harbour. The cruises last approximately 3.5 hours and sail into the North Sea to afford sightings of migrating birds.

Ryedale Book Festival

Ryedale Book Festival

Scarborough

Sat 1 Apr - Thu 9 Nov 2017

This year our festival is a bit different because we are celebrating reading and all things book related all year. Yes, it is a big party, but we decided there was too many amazing events to squish into one weekend or even one week!

Scarborough Angling Festival

Scarborough Angling Festival

Scarborough

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Nine days of open shore and boat angling competitions.

SJF

Scarborough Jazz Festival 2017

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival 22-24 September 2017

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.

View from Oliver's Mount

Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup Road Races

Scarborough

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the International Gold Cup Road Races.

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.

SJF

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival - FREE

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival 22-24 September 2017

Whitby 60s Sept

Whitby 60's Weekend September 2017

Whitby

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Whitby Live brings you a weekend of live sixties music from some of the biggest bands of the decade.

Yorkshire Fossil Festival

Yorkshire Fossil Festival

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival is back and bigger than ever!

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Tue 26 Sep 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.

Goth Weekend at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

Goth Weekend

Scarborough

Tue 26 - Fri 29 Sep 2017

Set on the lead-up to Whitby Goth Weekend this funny and provocative play is about who we are and what we pretend to be - and why twice a year in North Yorkshire people dress up like Dracula. Dead good!

The Libertines

The Libertines

Scarborough

Tue 26 Sep 2017

The Libertines have announced the ‘…Tiddeley Om Pom Pom Tour’ of seven British Seaside towns - which includes Scarborough Spa on Tuesday 26 September!

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Wed 27 Sep 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.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea

Wed 27 Sep 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 27 Sep 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.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel

Scarborough

Thu 28 Sep 2017

A craft and gift fair held every Thursday and Saturday (from 4th May) supporting St.Catherine's Hospice Scarborough. Quality crafts and gifts on sale. Free admission Refreshments available Sale is open from 8.30am to 4pm

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Markers Walks

Bridlington

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Come and join us every Thursday for a low level health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes. Aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

Patriots Day

Patriots Day - Cinema Relaunch

Filey

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Patriots Day - certificate 15 - Showing at Filey Evron Centre as part of it's cinema re-launch this Autumn 2017.

Taking Steps

Taking Steps

Scarborough

Thu 28 - Fri 29 Sep 2017

When tongue-tied solicitor Tristram is sent along to oversee the sale of a large and crumbling house, reputedly a haunted former brothel, he may have bitten off more than he can chew.....

Joe Longthorne

Joe Longthorne in Concert

Scarborough

Fri 29 Sep 2017

The legendary Joe Longthorne comes to Scarborough Spa for two live performances! 29 & 30 September 2017.