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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.

Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters

Godzilla 2: King Of The Monsters

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

Fri 14 - Thu 20 Jun 2019

Rocketman

Rocketman

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

Mon 17 - Thu 20 Jun 2019

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2

The Secret Life Of Pets 2

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

Mon 17 - Thu 20 Jun 2019

Aladdin

Aladdin

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

Mon 17 - Thu 20 Jun 2019

Scarborough Spa Orchestra: Morning Concert

Scarborough Spa Orchestra: Morning Concert

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

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Howard Beaumont

Afternoon Music with Howard Beaumount 

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

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (12A)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (12A)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (12A)

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Scalby Village, High Street, Scalby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0PT

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Wine Tasting - Food Available. Great tasting wines - Nag's Head Start 19:30pm.

Spa Orchestra Gala Night: Liberty Bell

Spa Orchestra Gala Night: Liberty Bell

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

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Cafe Comedy

Cafe Comedy

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

Wed 19 Jun 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+

Musicals Meets Variety

Musicals Meets Variety

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

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

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

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Yorkshire's Biggest & Best Car Boot & Market

Scarborough Spa Orchestra: Morning Concert

Scarborough Spa Orchestra: Morning Concert

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

Thu 20 Jun 2019