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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.

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.

Easter at the Old Coastguard Station

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Old Coastguards Station - Visitor Centre, The Dock, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SJ

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Apr 2019

me a seaside detective, discover lots of interesting facts about life on the coast while you explore the interactive exhibition to earn your Easter treat.

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

Easter at Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Easter Bonnet Making & Easter Egg Decorating

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

Fri 19 - Sat 20 Apr 2019

Celebrate Easter with us by making an Easter Bonnet of your own, or some Easter Bunny ears to wear. There will be egg decorating too. Last admission to the house is 4pm.

Easter Magic at Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Easter Magic

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

Fri 19 - Sat 20 Apr 2019

Join us for a day of Easter fun and games, with an Easter themed Magic Show at 2pm.

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

Wet Felting Workshop Image

Wet Felting Workshop - April 20th

Hunmanby, 83 Stonegate, Hunmanby, FILEY, North Yorkshire, YO14 0PU

Sat 20 Apr 2019

You will learn the basic skills of wet felting in this workshop and there is plenty of time to create a picture or abstract. You will go home with something to be proud of!

The Hare and the Tortoise at the SJT

The Hare and the Tortoise

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

Sat 20 Apr 2019

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