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Coastal Villages - Yorkshire's Coastal Towns & Villages

Sea view over robin hood's bay

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
Sun 1 - Tue 31 Jan Andrew Storrie Winter Scenes at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Mon 9 - Sat 28 Jan Design of a Decade at Woodend Creative Workspace, Scarborough
Sat 5 Nov - Tue 28 Feb Explore The Island at RSPB Bempton Cliffs at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Mon 16 - Fri 20 Jan Jack and the Beanstalk - Pantomime 2017 at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Tue 10 - Tue 31 Jan Lunchtime Lecture with Karen Snowden at Woodend Creative Workspace, Scarborough
Tue 27 Sep - Tue 28 Mar Tea Dances with Ray Kirk at Crystal Lounge, Whitby
Sat 10 Sep - Wed 1 Mar Yarburgh's travels in the Americas at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Jack

Jack and the Beanstalk - Pantomime 2017

Whitby

Mon 16 - Fri 20 Jan 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk by Alan P Frayn Directed by & Musical Direction by Chris Wales Choreography by Sue Crossland

Quicker by Rail

Lunchtime Lecture with Karen Snowden

Scarborough

Tue 10 - Tue 31 Jan 2017

Lunchtime Lectures with Karen Snowden - THE HISTORY OF BRITISH SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 27 Sep 2016 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Scarborough Art Gallery

East Coast Open - Local Art, Local People

Scarborough

Sat 21 Jan - Sun 12 Mar 2017

The East Coast open is a chance for anyone from the local community to exhibit their work at Scarborough Art Gallery.

Jack

Jack and the Beanstalk - Pantomime 2017

Whitby

Sat 21 Jan 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk by Alan P Frayn Directed by & Musical Direction by Chris Wales Choreography by Sue Crossland

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a)

Whitby

Sun 22 Jan 2017

Sunday 22 January: 2.30pm Monday 23 January: 7.30pm Tuesday 24 January: 7.30pm

Sing

Sing (PG)

Whitby

Sun 22 Jan - Wed 22 Feb 2017

Friday 17 February: 6pm Saturday 18 February: 2.30pm Sunday 19 February: 2.30pm Monday 20 February: 2.30pm Tuesday 21 February: 2.30pm Wednesday 22 February: 2.30pm Thursday 23 February: 6pm

Easy Street with Howard Beaumont

Easy Street with Howard Beaumont: The Monday Menu

Scarborough

Mon 23 Jan 2017

Relax with the wonderful backdrop of Scarborough’s South Bay whilst listening to some of the very best musical talent that the local area has to offer.

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a)

Whitby

Mon 23 Jan 2017

Sunday 22 January: 2.30pm Monday 23 January: 7.30pm Tuesday 24 January: 7.30pm

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a)

Whitby

Tue 24 Jan 2017

Sunday 22 January: 2.30pm Monday 23 January: 7.30pm Tuesday 24 January: 7.30pm

Give Blood

Give Blood: Blood Donation Session

Scarborough

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Do something amazing.

The Carpenters Story

The Carpenters Story

Scarborough

Fri 27 Jan 2017

The award-winning Carpenters Story celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard & Karen Carpenter.

80s Party Night

80s Party Night

Scarborough

Sat 28 Jan 2017

Relive the 80s at Scarborough Spa in January 2017.

Ballerina

Ballerina (U)

Whitby

Sat 28 Jan 2017

Saturday 28 January: 2.30pm Sunday 29 January: 2.30pm

Ballerina

Ballerina (U)

Whitby

Sun 29 Jan 2017

Saturday 28 January: 2.30pm Sunday 29 January: 2.30pm

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty (12a)

Whitby

Mon 30 Jan 2017

Monday 30 January: 2.30pm Tuesday 31 January: 7.30pm Wednesday 1 February: 7.30pm

Shoresound

Shoresound: The Monday Menu With Music

Scarborough

Mon 30 Jan 2017

This week we are delighted to welcome Shoresound Duo, who are Harry Bullen and Terri-Ann Prendergast.

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty (12a)

Whitby

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Monday 30 January: 2.30pm Tuesday 31 January: 7.30pm Wednesday 1 February: 7.30pm

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty (12a)

Whitby

Wed 1 Feb 2017

Monday 30 January: 2.30pm Tuesday 31 January: 7.30pm Wednesday 1 February: 7.30pm

Business Open Event

Business Open Event

Scarborough

Thu 2 Feb 2017

Come along to our complimentary Business Open Event on Thursday 2nd of February 2017 from 12pm - 3pm. Sample delicious food, view our conference facilities and take part in a fun team-building exercise.

EPW Wrestling

EPW Wrestling

Scarborough

Fri 3 Feb 2017

EPW presents an evening of action filled live American wrestling at the Scarborough Spa’s Grand Hall.

Who's Keeping Score

Who's Keeping Score?

Scarborough

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Feb 2017

A new play devised by the SJT’s OutReach Young Company will tackle the topical subjects of elections and how they’re influenced by social media.

Yorkshire Coast

Scarborough Hospitality Association Dinner Dance F

Scarborough

Sat 4 Feb 2017

The Scarborough Hospitality Dinner Dance provides an opportunity to network with local Tourism and Hospitality partners in the fabulous Ocean Room at the Scarborough Spa.

The Illegal Eagles

The Illegal Eagles

Scarborough

Sat 4 Feb 2017

Often acclaimed as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK & international touring!