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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

 
Botanical Endeavours

Botanical Endeavours

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

Sat 30 Mar - Sun 3 Nov 2019

Our special exhibition in 2019 will be called 'Botanical Endeavours' . What did Joseph Banks do on Cook's first voyage, and why did he become a celebrity when the ship returned in 1771?

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Reserve

Puffin Trail

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

Mon 1 Apr - Fri 19 Jul 2019

Mrs Puffin is going on an adventure - follow the trail to see what she gets up to and who she meets along the way.

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Reserve

Scavenger Bug Hunt Trail

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

Mon 1 Apr - Mon 30 Sep 2019

Who doesn’t love a good old bug hunt?

St Mark's Community Arts Festival

St Mark's Community Arts Festival

Various Venues in Scarborough, Varous venues, YO11 2HG

Sun 19 - Mon 27 May 2019

St Mark's Church, Coldyhill, Newby, Scarborough will be holding an Art & Photography Fundraising Exhibition and Sale from Sunday 19th to Monday 27th May. to raise funds to build an annex to the side of the church to provide extra space.

Aladdin

Aladdin

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

Wed 22 - Thu 30 May 2019

Concerts

Great North Folk Festival

Botton Village, Danby, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NJ

Fri 24 - Mon 27 May 2019

A weekend of Traditional and Contemporary Folk Music and Dance set in the heart of the North York Moors, surrounded by stunning scenery and friendly folk.

WalkFest 2019

WalkFest 2019 - 50th Anniversary

Cleveland Way - Filey, Cliff Top, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HG

Sat 25 - Mon 27 May 2019

WalkFest 2019 - Cleveland Way 50th Anniversary

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Reserve

Binocular and Telescope Open Weekends

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

Sat 25 - Mon 27 May 2019

RSPB Bempton Cliffs is one of the best places to buy binoculars and telescopes in East Yorkshire.

Pikachu

Detective Pikachu

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

Sat 25 - Thu 30 May 2019

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

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

Mon 27 May 2019

Yorkshire's Biggest & Best Car Boot & Market

SCC

Scarborough 1st XI v Harrogate

Scarborough Cricket Club, North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TJ

Mon 27 May 2019

Supporting the local cricket teams at Scarborough Cricket Club

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Mon 27 May 2019

George lives on a farm, managed by his mother and father. Their lives are thrown into disarray by the arrival of Grandma, who behaves appallingly.

Beadlet anemone

Rock pool rummage at Robin Hood's Bay

Ravenscar Visitor Centre, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NE

Tue 28 May 2019

Search the rock pools with a Ranger

9 to 5

9 to 5

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

Tue 28 May 2019

Presented by: Scarborough Musicals | Tuesday 28th May to Saturday 1st June 7.30pm Daily | 506750 or tiny.cc/ymcatheatre

9 to 5 the Musical

9 to 5 the Musical

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

Tue 28 May - Sat 1 Jun 2019

Dolly Parton’s smash hit musical 9 to 5 hits the YMCA Theatre, Scarborough from 28 May - 1 June. Presented by Scarborough Musicals this hilarious, fun and feisty show is the ultimate tale of girl power.

Small Mammal Survey

Small Mammal Survey at Hayburn Wyke Woods

Ravenscar Visitor Centre, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NE

Wed 29 May 2019

Help the Rangers with a survey of the small mammals in Haybrun Wyke wood.

The Wizard of Oz at Bridlington Spa

The Wizard of Oz

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

Wed 29 May 2019

Come and meet Dorothy as she goes on a magical adventure to the Land Of Oz. Follow Dorothy as she tries to find her way home.

9 to 5

9 to 5

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

Wed 29 May 2019

Presented by: Scarborough Musicals | Tuesday 28th May to Saturday 1st June 7.30pm Daily | 506750 or tiny.cc/ymcatheatre

 Les Musicals

Les Musicals

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

Wed 29 May 2019

Cafe Comedy

Cafe Comedy

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

Wed 29 May 2019

Join us for supper and drinks in the cafe bar, the perfect setting for a night of laughter from three stand-up comedians. Drinks and food at the bar at normal prices. Age 14+