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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

 

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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!

Hellboy

Hellboy

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

Thu 18 - Tue 23 Apr 2019

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.

The Kid Who Would Be King

The Kid Who Would Be King

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

Fri 19 - Wed 24 Apr 2019

Missing Link

Missing Link

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

Fri 19 - Wed 24 Apr 2019

Dumbo

Dumbo

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

Fri 19 - Wed 24 Apr 2019

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

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

Fri 19 - Wed 24 Apr 2019

Easter Eggspress

Easter Eggspress

North Bay Railway, Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF

Sun 21 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Treasure Hunt with prizes

Easter Egg Hunt at Burton Agnes

Easter Egg Hunt

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens, Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, DRIFFIELD, Yorkshire, YO25 4NB

Sun 21 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Children are invited to take part in an Easter trail around the magnificent grounds of the Hall, solving clues while exploring the extensive gardens. Once the conundrum has been solved, every child will receive an Easter treat.

Scalby Walk

Scalby Charity Walk - 60th Diamond Anniversary

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

Mon 22 Apr 2019

Scalby Walk: 60th Anniversary

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

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

Mon 22 Apr 2019

Yorkshire's Biggest & Best Car Boot & Market

Fossil Handling at the Rotunda Museum

Fossil Handling

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

Tue 23 Apr 2019

Explore prehistoric times and find out about dinosaur footprints in hands-on sessions with our fossil experts.

Beadlet anemone

Rock pool rummage at Robin Hood's Bay

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

Tue 23 Apr 2019

Search the rock pools with a Ranger

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 23 Apr 2019