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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.

Chatty Hour at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Chatty Hour

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

Tue 6 Nov 2018 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Meet up with friends, have a cuppa and a cake and hear a short talk about our amazing wildlife on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Snowdrop Spectacular

Snowdrop Spectacular

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB

Fri 8 Feb - Sun 3 Mar 2019

Wrap the kids up warm and head to the Snowdrop Spectacular at Burton Agness Hall this year. Every February millions of beautiful snowdrops pop up and delight the local family visitors.

Botanical Endeavours

Botanical Endeavours

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

Sat 9 Feb - Fri 29 Mar 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?

Instant Family

Instant Family

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

Mon 18 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Coastival 10th Anniversary

Coastival 10th Anniversary

Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Coastival is an annual arts festival on the Yorkshire coast. Since 2009, Scarborough has been home to a gathering of amazing artists and performers who have brought us some of the most innovative and inspiring work to grace the region.

Coastival

Coastival Fringe Event

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

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

'On the fringe' of Coastival at The Scarborough Market Hall

The Lego Movie 2

The Lego Movie 2

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

Fri 22 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World

How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World

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

Fri 22 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

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 22 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

All Is True

All Is True

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

Fri 22 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Coastival at St Martins Church

Coastival

St Martin-On-The-Hill, Albion Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2DD

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Over the weekend of 23rd & 24th February the church is hosting two visual art exhibitions by Angela Chalmers & Vivien Mousdell. During the event there will be performance music and song, and a programme of guided tours of the church.

Wet Felted Picture

Full Day - Wet Felting Workshop

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

Sat 23 Feb 2019

This workshop will firstly be learning the basic techniques of Wet Felting and create a picture, later we will embellish our picture using mixed fibres, pre felt and needle felting skills. This can be a picture to hang or can be made in

Felted Grey Hare

Grey Hare - Needle Felting Workshop

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

Sat 23 Feb 2019

This is a half day course. Come join us to learn the skills and the process of the therapeutic art form of needle felting. We will be making a felted Grey Hare, a delightful addition to your home! Start time with start 10am - 2pm.

About Time (Coastival)

About Time (Coastival)

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

Sat 23 Feb 2019

This 3 hour script writing workshop, examining ‘time’ and the significance of its impact on script writing.

The Wild Zone

Beach Hut Theatre Company presents: The Wild Zone

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

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

It is the 24th century: the world has suffered a climate change disaster known as ‘Dry Spell’.

Harp Recital at Scarborough Market

Harp Recital on the Mezzanine (Coastival)

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

Sat 23 Feb 2019

As part of the Coastival celebrations, join us at Scarborough Market to hear Bridget Cousins play a varied repertoire of tunes old and new on the Celtic Harp.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

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

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Coastival presents 50s Sci-Fi Flicks: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).

Cinderella

Cinderella

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

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Presented by: YMCA Musical Theatre School | Saturday 23rd February at 2pm | 506750 or tiny.cc/ymcatheatre