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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

 
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!

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.

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

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

YMCA Theatre, YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1DY

Tue 23 - Sat 27 Apr 2019

Presented by: YMCA Productions | Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th April at 7.30pm | 506750 or tiny.cc/ymcatheatre

Explore & Create at the Rotunda Museum

Create & Explore

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

Wed 24 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!

Avengers Double Bill Screening

Avengers Infinity War & Endgame Double Bill

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

Wed 24 Apr 2019

Watch Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame Back to Back in this Marvel/Disney Double Bill Screening!!!

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot

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

Thu 25 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 25 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!

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

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

Thu 25 Apr - Thu 2 May 2019

Opening from Thursday 25th April, showing Daily at 11am, 3pm and 7pm. Children under 12 can see this film, but they must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that there are NO Complimentary or Free Tickets on this film whatsoever.

curry night

Curry Night - ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET

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

Thu 25 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!

Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival

Tomorrow’s Ghosts Gothic Festival

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival is a celebration of all things Gothic whilst embracing a wide range of alternative culture.

Brides of Dracula

Tomorrow's Ghosts Horror Film Festival

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 26 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

To kick off Tomorrow's Ghosts Film Festival next April 2019, we will be showing the first UK premiere of My Summer as a Goth by film Director Tara Johnson-Medinger.

gothic dining

Gothic Dining Experience

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

Fri 26 Apr 2019

This April why not kick off your Goth Weekend in style and join us on board the HM Bark Endeavour in The Orlop Restaurant for a wonderful dark evening of divine dining and soft Gothic music. 3 course dinner £35 per person inc tea/coffee.