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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 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017 Steam Weekend and Summer Parade at Withernsea, Withernsea
Sun 23 Jul All Ride at Bridlington North Promenade, Bridlington
Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul Animated Objects Theatre Company - Seafest at West Pier - Scarborough, Scarborough
Sat 1 - Mon 31 Jul Artist Geoff Hewitt at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul Barry Sheene Road Race Festival at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough
Sun 23 Jul Beach Sports Festival at Bridlington South Beach, Bridlington
Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul Close up Magic - Seafest at West Pier - Scarborough, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Sun 23 Jul 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.

Animated Objects - Seafest Scarborough

Animated Objects Theatre Company - Seafest

Scarborough

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

As part of Seafest Scarborough, Animated Objects Theatre Company are bringing a new creation to Seafest this year; a giant puppet called Wayfarer.

View from Oliver's Mount

Barry Sheene Road Race Festival

Scarborough

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the Barry Sheene International Race Festival.

Beach Sports Festival 2016

Beach Sports Festival

Bridlington

Sun 23 Jul 2017

East Riding Sport, Play and Arts Service will be holding its annual Beach Sports Festival on Sunday, 23 July 2017, at Bridlington South Beach (underneath the Park and Ride) YO15 3QN from 11.00am-3pm.

Close up Magic - Seafest Scarborough

Close up Magic - Seafest

Scarborough

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

The Deceiver will astound you with his amazing close up magic and mind reading. Sleight of hand artistry that is not to be missed!

Esk Valley

Friday Evening Music Train

Whitby

Fri 2 Jun - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Seafest Scarborough

Great Yorkshire Brewery Ale Tent

Scarborough

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Great Yorkshire Brewery Ale Tent at the Seafest once again is host to some fantastic foot tapping live music.

Hands on History, Scarborough Castle

Hands on History – Medieval

Scarborough

Sat 22 Jul - Fri 4 Aug 2017

The Hands on History crew have a range of medieval activities for you to try. From dressing up and craft activities, to dancing and sword fights – there’s something for everyone!

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.

Seafest, Scarborough

Kids Activities - Seafest

Scarborough

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

There’s plenty for the kids to do at this years Seafest.

Peasholm Park

Music in the Park - Sunday Brass Bands

Scarborough

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Music in the Park organ concerts presents the following...

Octonauts Octo-Glow Exploreres

Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers

Scarborough

Sat 15 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Join the Octonauts on a brand new deep sea adventure at SEA LIFE Scarborough this Summer.

Lighthouse Tours - Seafest Scarborough

Scarborough Lighthouse Tours - Seafest

Scarborough

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Join the Scarborough Yacht Club in escorted tours of Scarborough’s iconic Lighthouse. Discover the history and amazing views as you wind your way to the summit.

Seafest, Scarborough

Scarborough Seafest

Scarborough

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

'Seafest' is an International Maritime Festival that focuses on Scarborough's maritime history. The three day festival takes place around Scarborough's Harbour, fishing pier and in community buildings and Public Houses of the old town.

Spa Orchestra

Scarborough Spa Orchestra Summer Season 2017

Scarborough

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Live music through the Summer in the wonderful setting of Scarborough Spa's Suncourt and Grand Hall.

Seafood Kitchen - Seafest Scarborough

Seafood Kitchen - Seafest

Scarborough

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

The ever popular Scarborough Hospitality Food Theatre featuring live cookery demonstrations by celebrated Yorkshire chefs.

Seaside Walk - Seafest

Seaside Walks - Seafest

Scarborough

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Join the Family Holiday Association as they launch Seaside Walk Week at Scarborough Seafest.

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.

Suitcase Circus - Seafest Scarborough

Suitcase Circus - Seafest

Scarborough

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Pete White and his Suitcase Circus, tricks, stunts and circus fun for all the family. Plus the hula hooping challenge.

The Great Seaside Vintage Fair

The Great Seaside Vintage Fair 2017

Whitby

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

The vintage fair with a sea view - the Great Seaside Vintage Fair returns for its 7th year at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July 2017.

Seafest, Scarborough

The Hard Times Orchestra - Seafest

Scarborough

Sun 23 Jul 2017

As part of this year's Seafest entertainment The Hard Times Orchestra plays in the main marquee.

Coastal Explorers - Rockpooling

Bridlington

Mon 24 Jul 2017

Active and fun nature themed activities. Come and join our friendly staff for weekly outdoor adventures and explore the East Yorkshire coast. Fun for all the family, so don't miss out, booking essential!

Jim Birkett Trio

Jim Birkett Trio: SJF 2017 Launch

Scarborough

Mon 24 Jul 2017

It's a Jazz special at this week's Monday Menu With Music as we launch Scarborough Jazz Festival 2017 with The Jim Birkett Trio.