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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?

The Lego Movie 2

The Lego Movie 2

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

Tue 12 - Thu 21 Feb 2019

Instant Family

Instant Family

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

Thu 14 - Thu 21 Feb 2019

Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championships

Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championships

Withernsea, Withernsea, HU19 2DJ

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Feb 2019

The Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championship is an annual three day beach fishing competition held on the East Riding of Yorkshire Coast. Tickets are now on sale until Thursday 7th February 2019

The Valentine Rockin' Weekend

The Valentine Rockin' Weekend

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

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Feb 2019

The Valentine Rockin Weekend returns to Scarborough Spa!

Stan & Ollie (PG)

Stan & Ollie (PG)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Feb 2019

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Reserve

National Nest Box Week comes to Bempton Cliffs

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

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Feb 2019

Our garden birds need a little help when it comes to finding somewhere suitable to nest.

Wreck It Ralph 2 - Ralph Breaks The Internet

Wreck It Ralph 2 - Ralph Breaks The Internet

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

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Feb 2019

Blue tit box

Build a Bird Box at Ravenscar

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

Sun 17 Feb 2019

As part of National Bird Box week give the birds in your garden a helping hand by building a bird box for them.

Needle Felted Hare

Dark Grey Hare - Needle Felting Workshop

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

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Come join us to learn the skills and the process of the therapeutic art form of needle felting. You will be taught how to get the best from the gorgeous wool and needles, creating your very own Hare.

Sunday Lunch

Sunday Lunch

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

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch in The Orlop Restaurant onboard the HM Bark Endeavour. Adults - 1 Course £9.95, 2 Courses £13.95 or 3 Courses £15.95 Children - 1 Course £5.95, 2 Courses £7.50 or 3 Courses £9.95

Welcome to Marwen at the SJT

Welcome to Marwen (12A)

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

Mon 18 Feb 2019

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Stan & Ollie (PG)

Stan & Ollie (PG)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Bedknobs & Broomsticks at the SJT

Bedknobs & Broomsticks (U)

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

Tue 19 Feb 2019

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who it turns out is an apprentice witch.

Miles Jupp at the SJT

Miles Jupp: The Life I Lead

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

Tue 19 Feb 2019

David Tomlinson built a career playing a certain type of Englishman – stiff, formal and a bit of a silly ass. Best remembered as Mr Banks in Disney’s classic Mary Poppins.

Bedknobs & Broomsticks at the SJT

Bedknobs & Broomsticks (U)

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

Wed 20 Feb 2019

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who it turns out is an apprentice witch.