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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?

Suffering Arcadia - Annabel McCourt

Suffering Arcadia - Annabel McCourt

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Sat 11 May - Sun 1 Sep 2019

Suffering Arcadia - Annabel McCourt Scarborough Art Gallery

Printmakers Council: Part 1 (Mini Prints)

Printmakers Council: Part 1 (Mini Prints)

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Sat 25 May - Sun 8 Sep 2019

Printmakers Council: Part 1 (Mini Prints) Scarborough Art Gallery

Craft and Gift Fair

Craft and Gift Fairs

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

Sat 1 Jun - Sat 7 Dec 2019

Craft and Gift Fair

Scarborough Spa Orchestra 2019

Scarborough Spa Orchestra 2019 Season

Cliff Lift - Spa, Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AW

Mon 3 Jun - Thu 12 Sep 2019

The legendary orchestra will continue the 107 year tradition from 3 June to 12 September 2019, with nine concerts every week.

continental marke

Continental Market

Scarborough Town, Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough, YO11 2HF

Mon 24 - Sat 29 Jun 2019

A continental market is being held within Scarborough Town Centre

World Wellbeing Week

World Wellbeing Week June 2019

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

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jun 2019

World Well being Week provides an opportunity for everyone to get involved. It gives recognition to local companies; and will shine a light on charities and social enterprises working hard in their own areas of wellbeing in Scarborough.

Body at Wellness week

World Wellness Week

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

Mon 24 - Fri 28 Jun 2019

World Wellness week is a great way to focus your mind, body and spirit on improving your lifestyle

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

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

Mon 24 Jun - Thu 4 Jul 2019

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

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

Mon 24 Jun - Thu 4 Jul 2019

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

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

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Yorkshire's Biggest & Best Car Boot & Market

Coffee Dances Howard Beaumont

Coffee Dances with Howard Beaumont

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

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Scarborough Spa Orchestra: Morning Concert

Scarborough Spa Orchestra: Morning Concert

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

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Teddy Bears' Picnics

Teddy Bears' Picnics with The Spa Orchestra

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

Tue 25 Jun 2019

We will now be hosting a Picnic outside in the Suncourt every Tuesday afternoon from 4 June-27 August at 1.30pm.

Toria Garbutt

Toria Garbutt at La Rosa

Cafe La Rosa, 5 East Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HB

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Cafe La Rosa are hosting the return of the punk poet Toria Garbutt to Whitby on Tuesday 25th June. Toria’s unique blend of pure punk heritage and unapologetic spoken word confessions make her one of the most vital voices in the country.

Aladdin (PG)

Aladdin (PG)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 25 Jun 2019

Young Aladdin embarks on a magical adventure after finding a lamp that releases a wisecracking genie.

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

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

Tue 25 Jun 2019

The ultimate feel-good comedy, with live music and tap dancing!

Gannets by Steve Race

Seabird Taster Photography Workshops

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

Wed 26 Jun 2019

These workshops consist of a three-hour session along the cliff-top with Steve Race, Yorkshire Coast Nature award winning wildlife photographer, who has years of experience of the reserve and its wildlife.