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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

Pikachu

Detective Pikachu

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

Wed 22 - Thu 23 May 2019

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

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

Thu 23 May 2019

Yorkshire's Biggest & Best Car Boot & Market

curry night

Curry Night - ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET

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

Thu 23 May 2019

£15 per person - ALL YOU CAN EAT CURRY BUFFET, Thursdays on board the HM Bark Endeavour. Enjoy pickles & poppadum, a selection of starters followed by your choice of curry (served buffet style) with rice and naan plus a bottle of Cobra!

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.

Steak night

Steak Night Friday

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

Fri 24 May 2019

Steak Night Friday–Every Friday night is STEAK NIGHT on board the HM Bark Endeavour. Enjoy 2 Radford’s 8oz sirloin steaks with all the trimmings (tomatoes, mushrooms, onion rings and chips) for only £30 -add a bottle of house wine for £10.

New York Brass Band

New York Brass Band

Hackness Grange Hotel, Broxa Lane, Hackness, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0JW

Fri 24 May 2019

New York Brass Band - New Orleans inspired, contemporary and energetic

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.

Owl Felting Image

Spotty Owl - Needle Felting Workshop - May 25th

Hunmanby, 83 Stonegate, Hunmanby, FILEY, North Yorkshire, YO14 0PU

Sat 25 May 2019

This is a half day course. Come join us to learn the skills and the process of the therapeutic art form of needle felting. We will be making a felted Owl, a delightful addition to your home!

Pikachu

Detective Pikachu

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

Sat 25 - Thu 30 May 2019

SCC

Scarborough 1st XI v Sheriff Hutton Bridge

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

Sat 25 May 2019

Come down and support the local cricket club at Scarborough Cricket Club

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sat 25 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.

Sunday Lunch

Sunday Lunch

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

Sun 26 May 2019

Enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch in The Orlop Restaurant onboard the HM Bark Endeavour. Adults - 1 Course £9.95, 2 Courses £13.95 or 3 Courses £15.95 Children - 1 Course £5.95, 2 Courses £7.50 or 3 Courses £9.95

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sun 26 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.

James Acaster

James Acaster: COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999

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

Sun 26 May 2019