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Coastal Villages - Nature, Parks & Gardens

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The coast’s villages are the ideal base for the nature lover to explore seawards to the east, and the gorgeous North York Moors National Park and the Wolds to the west. The area is alive with wildlife, and is nationally and internationally important for certain types of plantlife: the North York Moors is the largest continuous expanse of heather moorland in England.
Elephant Rock at RSPB Bempton Cliffs


Home to nearly half a million seabirds, including puffins and the UK's largest seabird, the gannet. Seabird Centre housing information on the wildlife on the cliffs, gift shop, food and drink counter. Events and activities all year round.

Spurn Point

Spurn Point

Spurn National Nature Reserve, Spurn Head, HU12 0UG

The Grainary Wildlife Farm

The Grainary Wildlife Farm

Keasbeck Hill Farm, Harwood Dale, YO13 0DT

Want a chance to do things at your own pace? The Grainary gives you the lively, unique culture of a working English farm amidst the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors National Park.

Flamborough South Landing Beach

Flamborough South Landing

South Landing, Flamborough, YO15 1PQ

South Landing is a 34 acre nature reserve on Flamborough Headland. It features a peaceful wooded ravine, a pretty wild flower meadow, high sea cliffs and beach.

Glen Gardens - Filey

Glen Gardens - Filey

Glen Gardens, West Avenue, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9JL

Pesky Husky Trekking, Staintondale

Pesky Husky Trekking

The Meeting House, Staintondale, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0EL

Take this unique opportunity to meet and work with some of the worlds most charismatic dogs.

Crescent Gardens, Whitby

Crescent Gardens, Whitby

Royal Crescent, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EJ

Zac & Jake

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

East Lea Farmhouse, Scarborough Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9PG

With 5 acres to explore, you can feed friendly animals, have fun on the adventure trail, learn amazing wildlife facts, or simply relax in beautiful gardens whilst watching exotic birds.

Pannett Park

Pannett Park

Whitby, YO21 1RE

Pannett Park offers a haven of peace and quiet with an exciting play park for children and beautifully kept gardens, lawns and wooded areas for the whole family to enjoy.

Clock Tower Cafe

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is the place to visit in 2015. Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland.

Italian Gardens are courtesy of Ron Womack

South Cliff Italian Gardens

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

The Italian Gardens in Scarborough are a famous and very beautiful area on Scarborough's South Cliff. They are a part of Scarborough's renaissance and conservation of the underlying Victorian heritage.

Grandstand viewpoint at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

Country Park, Filey - Courtesy of Robert Briggs

Country Park - Filey

Country Park, Church Cliff Drive, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET

Hodgson's Fields

Hodgson's Fields

Skeffling, Withernsea, YO15 1AR

Visit Hodgson's Fields in summer when visitors such as grasshopper warbler, sedge warbler and whitethroat can be seen in addition to yellowhammer, reed bunting, tree sparrow and linnet.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park

North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR

Peasholm Park is an historic and uniquely beautiful Green Flag park in Scarborough's North Bay.

Filey Dams - Credit Jess Bersey

Filey Dams Nature Reserve

Off Muston Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0HU

Hornsea Mere

The Mere, Off Queens Gardens, Hornsea, HU18 1AX

Hornsea Mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and the final remnant of a huge wetland that once featured many smaller meres and marshy areas.

Flamborough Cliffs

Flamborough Cliffs

Flamborough, Bridlington, YO15 1BJ

Filey Bandstand

Filey Bandstand - Crescent Gardens

The Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HZ

Filey prides itself on award winning Parks and Gardens. Stroll through the Crescent Gardens as you take in the stunning views across the bay, while listening to the summer brass band concerts in the reatively new bandstand.

Honeysuckle Farm

Bewholme Lane, Hornsea, HU18 1BY

Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens - Filey

Murray Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DA

Playdale Farm Park

Playdale Farm Park

Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3TL

This attraction is a must for everyone come rain or shine. Our attractions include an animal farm, outdoor playground & undercover picnic area, indoor play area with ball pool, tractor zone, adventure trail & toddler area and gift shop.

Gardenfarming Self Sufficiency Courses

Meadows, Withernwick Lane, Cowden, HU11 4UH

Humboldt Penguin

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean through 12 themed zones. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures.

Flamborough Lighthouse

Flamborough Outer Headland

Flamborough Head Heritage Coast, B1255 Bridlington to Flamborough, Y015 1AR

Crescent Gardens - Filey

Crescent Gardens, Filey

The Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HZ

Filey prides itself on award winning Parks and Gardens. Stroll through the Crescent Gardens as you take in the stunning views across the bay, while listening to the summer brass band concerts in the newly built bandstand.

Shuttleworth Gardens

Shuttleworth Gardens For The Blind

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

The gardens are planted with very strongly fragrant flowers, for the blind to especially enjoy.

Falsgrave Park

Falsgrave Park

Top of Oak Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4AP

Falsgrave Park is a valuable community green space attracting visitors from all over Scarborough to its play area, scenic variety woodland splendour and stunning coastal views.

Plan Your Visit


What's on in the coastal villages

Jenny Morten - Tilting Bowls

'Angle of Repose' - new ceramics by Jenny Morten

Bridlington Old Town, 56 High Street, Bridlington, YO16 4QA

Sat 5 Aug - Sun 17 Sep 2017

'Angle of Repose' is the title of an exhibition of new ceramics by Jenny Morten, The exhibition runs from Saturday 5th August - 17th September at Morten Gallery, Old Town, Bridlington, E. Yorks.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel, The Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ET

Thu 17 Aug 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

Di and Viv and Rose @ SJT

Di and Viv and Rose

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Wed 16 - Thu 17 Aug 2017

Performed in the Round auditorium this is a funny, moving and surprising story of three friends whose relationship spans 30 dramatic years.......

Free Summer Shows at the OAT

Free Shows - Tony Peers Productions

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Thu 17 Aug 2017

Come to the Open Air Theatre in Scarborough for a free Tony Peers Stage show!

Esk Valley

Friday Evening Music Train

Esk Valley Railway, Whitby Station, Langborne Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN

Fri 2 Jun - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Hands on History, Scarborough Castle

Hands on History – Medieval

Scarborough Castle, Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

Mon 7 - Fri 18 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!

Have A Beach Day

Bridlington South Beach, Bridlington, YO15 3BZ

Thu 17 Aug 2017

Hit the beach and join us for a 'Have A Beach Day' where we'll be celebrating all things active on the coast! So bring a picnic, get involved and have fun on the beach! Bridlington South Cliff Beach (Below the Park & Ride)

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

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.

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Markers Walks

East Riding Leisure Bridlington, Promenade, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2QQ

Thu 17 Aug 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.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Thu 17 Aug 2017

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

Naval Warfare

Naval Warfare

Peasholm Park, North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR

Thu 17 Aug 2017

If you're visiting Scarborough, the world-famous Peasholm Park Naval Warfare is a must see. A unique family holiday attraction and possibly the longest running show of all time!

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, Various locations, North York Moors, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN

Sun 13 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

A well established and friendly international chamber music festival, celebrating great music within historical buildings around the North York Moors National Park and its coastline.

Octonauts Octo-Glow Exploreres

Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers

Pirate Adventure Mini Golf, Scalby Mills Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

Sat 15 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

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

Spa Orchestra

Scarborough Spa Orchestra Summer Season 2017

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Wed 16 - Thu 17 Aug 2017

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

Want to go Whale Watching?

Seabirds & Whales Birdwatching & Cetacean Safari

Yorkshire Coast, The Yorkshire Coast, Various locations, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HG

Thu 17 Aug 2017

The Yorkshire Coast, once famous for its whaling fleet which sailed from Whitby, is now becoming famous for its whale watching!

Sister Act

Sister Act The Musical

YMCA Theatre, YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1DY

Tue 15 - Thu 17 Aug 2017

This glittering tribute to the power of friendship, sisterhood and music, tells the story of Delores Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes an unexpected turn when she stumbles upon a murder.

Car Boot

Skirlington Sunday Market and car Boot

Skirlington Leisure Park, Skipsea, Hornsea, YO25 8SY

Sun 5 Feb - Sun 17 Dec 2017

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

Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Strawberry Fields, Bridlington, Kingsgate, Bridlington, YO15 3NG

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.

Magical Travelling Circus

The Magical Travelling Circus

Whitby Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

Thu 17 - Sun 20 Aug 2017

Roll up! Roll up! Acrobatic theatre company Nicole & Martin are in town and they're telling Grimm's fairy tales. They travel the world in wooden wagons, pitching their magical tent on village greens and theatre lawns, and captivating audien

Scarborough Spa Orchestra

Three Tenors In Concert With The Spa Orchestra

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Thu 17 Aug 2017

Scarborough Spa Orchestra Gala Night: Three Tenors at The Spa


Tom, Dick & Harry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Thu 17 Aug 2017

Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society (in association with Whitby Pavilion & SIV) present...

Beach Sport Sessions

Bridlington South Beach, Bridlington, YO15 3BZ

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Head to the beach this summer with your friends for some Beach Sports action... Come and try beach cricket, football, dodgeball and more!

Blondie Tribute

Blondie Tribute

Filey Evron Centre Concert Hall, John Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DQ

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Come and see the 'One way or another' Blonde tribute at the Filey Evron Centre.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Fri 18 - Sat 19 Aug 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son