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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

 
Curious About Scarborough

Curious About Scarborough

Scarborough

Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Curious About Scarborough is a pair of self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined, make Scarborough a fabulous place to explore!

Star Carr Display

Star Carr Display

Scarborough

Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Star Carr is one of the most important Early Middle Stone Age sites ever found and it is right on our doorstep; only a few miles south of Scarborough.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec 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.

Win the cup!

6 a side football league

Bridlington

Mon 26 Mar 2018 - Mon 25 Mar 2019

Kick of World Cup Year in Style with a brand new football league

Wilfred Owen

"They will not dream of us poor lads..."

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

This exhibition will focus on the final year of Wilfred Owen’s life between 1917 and 1918, much of which was spent in Scarborough.

Winifred's War

Winifred's War

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Curated by Photojournalist, Lee Karen Stow, this exhibition explores the life and work of novelist and journalist, Winifred Holtby, who used her literary talents to campaign and advocate for peace before her untimely death, aged only 37.

The Feast of the Vineyard by Rossetti

Tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Windows and Decorations

Scarborough

Tue 1 May - Tue 2 Oct 2018

A free weekly Guided Tour to view the Pre-Raphaelite stained glass and decorations of the Church. Tours take place at 10.30am every Tuesday from 1st May - 2nd October

Filey Steampunk

Filey Steampunk 2018

Filey

Sat 19 - Sun 20 May 2018

2nd Steampunk Weekend, third weekend in May. Family friendly daytime entertainment (Concert over 16s only). Traders, Parade, Best Dressed Steampunk, and much, much more.

Scarborough Tattoo Show

Scarborough Tattoo Show 2018

Scarborough

Sat 19 - Sun 20 May 2018

Over the weekend of the 19th-20th May 2018 the Scarborough Spa will play host to the third incarnation of the Scarborough Tattoo Show.

Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes

Scarborough

Sat 19 - Sun 20 May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

Scarborough

Sat 19 - Sun 20 May 2018

Whitby Gospel Music Convention

Whitby Gospel Music Convention

Whitby

Sun 20 May 2018

Whitby Gospel Music Convention Returns

Dancing Through the Decades

Dancing Through the Decades

Scarborough

Sun 20 May 2018

Presented by: Anne Taylors Academy of Dance | Saturday 19th May at 7pm Sunday 20th May at 2pm | 506750 or tiny.cc/ymcatheatre

Love, Loss & Chianti

Love, Loss & Chianti

Scarborough

Sun 20 May 2018

“A masterwork by a man who has met, artistically, his moment” Josephine Hart, Chair of the Costa judges.

Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes

Scarborough

Mon 21 - Wed 23 May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

Scarborough

Mon 21 - Tue 22 May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

Scarborough

Wed 23 May 2018

Tea Dances with Mel and Jean Hopps

Tea Dances with Mel and Jean Hopps

Bridlington

Wed 23 May 2018

Tea Dances are set in the spectacular Art Deco Spa Royal Hall Ballroom and is the perfect setting for an afternoon of ballroom and sequence dancing.

Filey Fisherman's Choir at Irton Garden Centre

Filey Fisherman's Choir

Scarborough

Wed 23 May 2018

Come and sing along with Filey Fisherman's Choir at Irton Garden Centre.

Cafe Comedy

Cafe Comedy

Bridlington

Wed 23 May 2018

Join us for supper and drinks in the cafe bar, the perfect setting for a night of laughter from three stand-up comedians. Pay what you think for the entertainment. Drinks and food at the bar at normal prices.

Summer Spectacular

Summer Spectacular with Joey Howard

Scarborough

Wed 23 May 2018

Tony Peers Productions are delighted to present a third Summer show for 2018: Summer Spectacular 2018!

Solo A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Scarborough

Wed 23 May 2018

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

Scarborough

Thu 24 May 2018

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