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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


What's On

Cafe Comedy

Cafe Comedy

Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH

Wed 5 Sep 2018 - Thu 5 Sep 2019

An evening of live stand-up comedy in the remodelled Bridlington Spa cafe, the perfect setting to enjoy a night of laughter, deli favourites and drinks.


World War One Centenary

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre, 45 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NH

Mon 1 Oct - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Our World War One centenary exhibition runs from October to December.

Bridlington Old Town Gallery

Visiting artist Cynthia Ward

Old Town Gallery, 45 High Street, Bridlington Old Town, East Yorkshire, YO16 4PR

Thu 1 - Fri 30 Nov 2018

Cynthia Ward is the next artist to hold an exhibition at Bridlington Old Town Gallery. The exhibition opens on the 1st November 2018 and runs throughout November at the gallery in Bridlington Old Town.

Sawdust Hearts

1,568 Sawdust Hearts

Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Sat 3 - Fri 30 Nov 2018

The exhibition is commemorating the centenary of Armistice Day and the origins of Occupational Therapy, and raising funds for Combat Stress, the veterans mental health charity.

Chatty Hour at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Chatty Hour

RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

Tue 6 Nov 2018 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Meet up with friends, have a cuppa and a cake and hear a short talk about our amazing wildlife on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Christmas Opening at Burton Agnes Hall

Christmas Opening

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens, Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, DRIFFIELD, Yorkshire, YO25 4NB

Wed 14 Nov - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Burton Agnes Hall will be decorated for Christmas from the 14th of November until the 23rd of December. Join Father Christmas and Jingles the Magic Elf for a magical performance at Burton Agnes Hall this Christmas.

Fantastic Beasts 2

Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Fri 16 - Thu 22 Nov 2018

Boyes, Scarborough

Santa's Grotto

W Boyes & Co. Ltd, Queen Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HQ

Sat 17 Nov - Mon 24 Dec 2018

Visit Boyes on Queen Street in Scarborough and meet Santa in his magical grotto.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

The Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ET

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Craft and gift fair in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel supporting St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Sewerby Parkrun is a free 5k timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkrun is a community event run by volunteers aimed at encouraging people to keep fit, healthy and active. Runners of all abilities are welcome.

Make It!

Make It!

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Get the weekend off to a creative start with your family and friends.

Santa Arrives in Scarborough

Santa Arrives in Scarborough

Scarborough Harbour, Scarborough Harbour, Sandside, Scarborough, YO11 1PD

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Santa will arrive by fishing boat at 10:30am and will make his way from West Pier up through the town centre to take up residence in his grotto at Boyes.

The Nutcracker

Disney's The Nutcracker & The 4 Realms

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

A Christmas Carousel

A Christmas Carousel

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

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Saturday 17th November at 2pm and 7.30pm Sunday 18th November at 2pm | 506750 or

Murder Mystery Night

Murder Mystery Night

The Endeavour Experience Whitby, Endeavour Wharf, Dockend, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 1DN

Sat 17 Nov 2018

There’s murder on the menu!

Bulsara & His Queenies

Bulsara & His Queenies

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Recommended by Queen Productions themselves, the remarkable 7 piece band, Bulsara & His Queenies will perform the music of Queen at Whitby Pavilion Theatre on Saturday 16 November.

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Show

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

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Experience coming to Scarborough Spa on 30th Anniverary Tour

Ayton Castle

Christmas Craft Fair

Ayton Village Hall, Ayton Village Hall, Wilsons Lane, East Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 9HY

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Visit the Ayton Village Hall for their annual Christmas Craft Fair.

Table Top Sale at Falsgrave Community Centre

Table Top Sale

Falsgrave Community Resource Centre, Seamer Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4DS

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Christmas is fast approaching, so come down to the Falsgrave Community Resource Centre and pick up a bargain or two at our table top sale.

Christmas Craft Fair

Crown Spa Hotel Christmas Craft Fair

Crown Spa Hotel, Crown Spa Hotel, Esplanade, Scarborough, YO11 2AG

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Free family Christmas fun, showcasing; Gifts, Masterclasses, Live Music, Santas Grotto, Festive Food and Drink and much more!