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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

 
Scarborough Market & Vaults

Sunday Lunch Entertainment

Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults, St Helens Square, Off. Newborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1EU

Sun 12 Aug - Sun 30 Dec 2018

Sunday lunch and entertainment at Scarborough Market Hall.

Bridlington Old Town Gallery

Visiting artist Peter Watson

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

Sat 1 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

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

The Yorkshire Belle

RSPB Autumn Migration Seabird Cruise, Bempton Clif

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

Sun 2 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

On this trip we sail up to three miles out into the North Sea on the famous MV Yorkshire Belle from Bridlington to look for seabirds such as shearwaters, skuas, divers, auks, gulls and terns, and marine mammals such as porpoises and seals.

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.

Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Bonfire Activities

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, BRIDLINGTON, Yorkshire, YO15 1EA

Tue 18 Sep - Thu 4 Oct 2018

Celebrate Bonfire Night with a range of craft activities in the house at Sewerby Hall.

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

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

Fri 21 - Thu 27 Sep 2018

NBR Train Gala

Autumn Train Gala

North Bay Railway & Sky Trail Adventure, Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Sep 2018

Why not come down to the North Bay Railway and join in the fun at our upcoming Gala!

Yorkshire Coast Nature Guide Tours

Yorkshire Coast Nature

Staithes, Staithes Gallery, High Street, Staithes, SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BH

Sun 23 Sep 2018

Enjoy a wildlife safari encountering seabirds, seals and whales.

40 year anniversary of Joking Apart

Joking Apart

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

Mon 24 - Tue 25 Sep 2018

Laugh until it hurts at this 40th anniversary production of an Ayckbourn classic.

Strawberry Fields Carboot & Market

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

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

Tue 25 Sep 2018

Strawberry Fields Carboot and Market is open every Thursday and Bank Holiday Monday from March to October. Also open Tuesdays from the first week in June. Trading hours 6 am - 2 pm.

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 25 Sep 2018

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away on one of Yorkshire's largest dance floors in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Scarborough

Scarborough Fair

William Street Car and Coach Park, Dean Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7SN

Wed 26 - Sat 29 Sep 2018

The famous Scarborough Fair is back from the 26 - 29 September - The east coast's biggest family fun fair!

Paul Wheater's Musical Memories

Paul Wheater's Musical Memories

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

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Country classics, love songs, standards, old-style gospel songs and more.

Better Off Dead

World Premiere - Better off Dead by Alan Ayckbourn

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

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Alan Ayckbourn's latest play is a comedy of confusion about an grumpy old man who might not be so grumpy after all.

Strawberry Fields Carboot & Market

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

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

Thu 27 Sep 2018

Strawberry Fields Carboot and Market is open every Thursday and Bank Holiday Monday from March to October. Also open Tuesdays from the first week in June. Trading hours 6 am - 2 pm.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

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

Thu 27 Sep 2018

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

Better Off Dead

World Premiere - Better off Dead by Alan Ayckbourn

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

Thu 27 Sep 2018

Alan Ayckbourn's latest play is a comedy of confusion about an grumpy old man who might not be so grumpy after all.

Scarborough Jazz Festival

Scarborough Jazz Festival 2018

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

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Winner of Jazz Venue of the Year in The Parlimamentary Jazz Awards 2017. The 2018 festival will take place over the weekend of 28-30 September 2018 and Super Earlybird tickets are now on sale!

Trackrod Rally Yorkshire

Trackrod Rally Yorkshire

Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DW

Fri 28 - Sat 29 Sep 2018

Filey will play host to TRACKROD RALLY YORKSHIRE on the weekend of 28/29th September 2018!

Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Lindisfarne are coming to Whitby Pavilion in September 2018