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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.

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Fri 1 Mar - Tue 30 Apr 2019

Join us at Cober Hill for a Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea!

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?

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Reserve

Wild Challenge at Easter!

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

Mon 1 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Calling all fun-loving families!

Easter Trail at Sewerby Hall

Easter Trail

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

Sat 6 - Sun 21 Apr 2019

Can you follow the clues and complete the Easter Crossword? Last admission to the house is 4pm.

Ray Taylor

Watercolours - Ray Taylor

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Sun 14 - Fri 19 Apr 2019

Try something new in 2019!

Greatest Show Holiday Club

The Greastest Show Holiday Club

Various Venues in Scarborough, Varous venues, YO11 2HG

Tue 16 - Thu 18 Apr 2019

Roll up, Roll up for the Greatest Show Holiday Club! Fantastic Fun for all Primary school aged children used upon The Greatest Showman Film.

Missing Link

Missing Link

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

Wed 17 - Thu 18 Apr 2019

Dumbo

Dumbo

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

Wed 17 - Thu 18 Apr 2019

Hellboy

Hellboy

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

Wed 17 - Thu 18 Apr 2019

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

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

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Yorkshire's Biggest & Best Car Boot & Market

Create & Explore at the Rotunda Museum

Explore & Create

Rotunda Museum, Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Explore & Create with us throughout the school holidays! Join us for a varied programme of activities encouraging the whole family to explore our unique collections!

The Hare and the Tortoise at the SJT

The Hare and the Tortoise

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

Thu 18 Apr 2019

'Tortoise small... Hare tall... Tortoise slow... Hare fast... Tortoise sleeping... and Hare wants to race!'

Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis

Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis

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

Thu 18 Apr 2019

It's Josie's birthday and she's not happy about it. Being a stay at home dominatrix is hard enough, but if you're middle aged you just get tired.

curry night

Curry Night - ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET

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

Thu 18 Apr 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!

Dumbo (PG)

Dumbo (PG)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 19 - Thu 25 Apr 2019

The owner of a struggling circus enlists a man and his two children to care for a newborn elephant that can fly.

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Reserve

Binocular and Telescope Open Weekends

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

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

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

Easter at Ravenscar Visitor Centre

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

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

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

A series of clues leads you on a walk from the visitor centre, then work your way back to claim a deliciously chocolatey Cadbury prize.