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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
Tue 25 Apr All Ride at Bridlington North Promenade, Bridlington
Sat 1 - Sun 30 Apr Artist Sue Stockdale at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Tue 25 Apr Beauty & The Beast (PG) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Mon 3 - Fri 28 Apr Easter Break at Cober Hill, Scarborough
Tue 18 - Sat 29 Apr European Blackball Pool Championships at Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
Sat 22 Apr - Sat 21 Oct Hornsea Market at Hornsea, Hornsea
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

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Tue 25 Apr 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.

Beauty & Beast

Beauty & The Beast (PG)

Whitby

Tue 25 Apr 2017

Running Time: 123 mins Rating: PG Various Show Times

Easter Break

Easter Break

Scarborough

Mon 3 - Fri 28 Apr 2017

Why not join us for an Easter Break at Cober Hill? Inclusive of a day trip to Farndale to see the Daffodils! £308pp Full Board or £268.00pp DBB Monday - Thursday. Call Reception on 01723 870310 to book.

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.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Lasting Impressions - Printmakers Council Archive

Scarborough

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017

A captivating exhibition celebrating printmakers and their work.

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.

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House (12a)

Whitby

Tue 25 Apr 2017

Running Time: 106 mins Rating: 12a Monday 24 April: 2.30pm Tuesday 25 April: 7.30pm Wednesday 26 April: 7.30pm

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Wed 26 Apr 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.

Give Blood

Give Blood: Blood Donation Session

Scarborough

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Do something amazing.

Books By the Beach

Scarborough Book Festival - Books by Sea

Scarborough

Wed 26 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

Books by the Beach | 26 APRIL - 1 MAY 2017

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House (12a)

Whitby

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Running Time: 106 mins Rating: 12a Monday 24 April: 2.30pm Tuesday 25 April: 7.30pm Wednesday 26 April: 7.30pm

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea

Wed 26 Apr 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 26 Apr 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.

Beauty & Beast

Beauty & The Beast (PG)

Whitby

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Running Time: 123 mins Rating: PG Various Show Times

Ensemble 360

Ensemble 360

Scarborough

Thu 27 Apr 2017

The wonderful Music in the Round return with work by Glazunov, Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Age guidance: 8+

North Bridlington - Mile Marker Route 2

Mile Marker Health Walk

Bridlington

Thu 27 Apr 2017

A beginner 30/45 minute 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.

Four Mums In A Boat

Books By The Beach: Four Mums In A Boat

Scarborough

Fri 28 Apr 2017

Books by the Beach presents 'Four Mums in a Boat'

Cober Hill

Cycling Weekend

Scarborough

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Apr 2017

Come and enjoy dinner, bed and breakfast for just £99per person on Friday 28th April - Sunday 30th April.

Filey Folk Festival

Filey Folk Festival

Filey

Fri 28 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017

Filey Folk Festival is one of the mainstays of this North Yorkshire seaside town's musical year.

Supersonic 70s

The Supersonic 70s Show - April

Whitby

Fri 28 Apr 2017

The ‘SUPERSONIC 70s Show’ - “The most explosive show in theatre land”

Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire

Scarborough

Fri 28 Apr 2017

For the third year in a row Scarborough will be an official host town for the Tour de Yorkshire when it returns in 2017.

Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire

Whitby

Fri 28 Apr 2017

For the third year in a row Scarborough will be an official host town for the Tour de Yorkshire when it returns in 2017.

Absolute Bowie

Absolute Bowie

Scarborough

Sat 29 Apr 2017

Celebrating the life and music of David Bowie.