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Coastal Villages - Nature, Parks & Gardens

The coast’s villages are the ideal base for the nature lover to explore seawards to the east, and the gorgeous North York Moors National Park and the Wolds to the west. The area is alive with wildlife, and is nationally and internationally important for certain types of plantlife: the North York Moors is the largest continuous expanse of heather moorland in England.
Memorial Gardens

Filey

The Memorial Gardens are located on the heart of Filey, these gardens are in an ideal location to relax with lunch as you watch the world go by.

 
 
The Grainary Wildlife Farm

The Grainary Wildlife Farm

Keasbeck Hill Farm, Harwood Dale, YO13 0DT

Want a chance to do things at your own pace? The Grainary gives you the lively, unique culture of a working English farm amidst the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors National Park.

Honeysuckle Farm

Bewholme Lane, Hornsea, HU18 1BY

Filey Dams - Credit Jess Bersey

Filey Dams Nature Reserve

Off Muston Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0HU

Shuttleworth Gardens

Shuttleworth Gardens For The Blind

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

These special sensory gardens are filled with strongly scented, fragrant plants and flowers in raised beds, which are particulary appreciated by the blind.

Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens

New Road, Hornsea, HU18 1PQ

Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens - Filey

Murray Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DA

Crescent Gardens - Filey

Crescent Gardens, Filey

The Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HZ

Filey prides itself on award winning Parks and Gardens. Stroll through the Crescent Gardens as you take in the stunning views across the bay, while listening to the summer brass band concerts in the newly built bandstand.

Mappleton Picnic Area

Mappleton Picnic Site

Off B1242 Hornsea - Withernsea Road, Opposite church, Mappleton, HU18 1XU

Fantastic coastal views and seascapes. Viewing area, picnic site, toilets and car park.

Humboldt Penguin

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean through 12 themed zones. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures.

Pannett Park

Pannett Park

Whitby, YO21 1RE

Pannett Park offers a haven of peace and quiet with an exciting play park for children and beautifully kept gardens, lawns and wooded areas for the whole family to enjoy.

Flamborough South Landing Beach

Flamborough South Landing

South Landing, Flamborough, YO15 1PQ

South Landing is a 34 acre nature reserve on Flamborough Headland. It features a peaceful wooded ravine, a pretty wild flower meadow, high sea cliffs and beach.

Valley Gardens, Scarborough

Valley Gardens, Scarborough

Valley Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2LY

Ornamental gardens close to the town centre including duck pond, Museum and Art Gallery garden, Design a Flowerbed Competition, and Daffodil trail.

Grandstand viewpoint at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

Filey Bird Garden & Animal Park

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

Scarborough Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9PG

With 5 acres to explore, you can feed friendly animals, have fun on the adventure trail, learn amazing wildlife facts, or simply relax in beautiful gardens whilst watching exotic birds.

The Hall

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB

Magnificent Elizabethan house filled with treasures collected over four centuries.

Flamborough Cliffs

Flamborough Cliffs

Flamborough, Bridlington, YO15 1BJ

Spurn Point

Spurn Point

Spurn National Nature Reserve, Spurn Head, HU12 0UG

Pesky Husky Trekking, Staintondale

Pesky Husky Trekking

The Meeting House, Staintondale, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0EL

Take this unique opportunity to meet and work with some of the worlds most charismatic dogs.

Falsgrave Park

Falsgrave Park

Top of Oak Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4AP

Falsgrave Park is a valuable community green space attracting visitors from all over Scarborough to its play area, scenic variety woodland splendour and stunning coastal views.

Italian Gardens are courtesy of Ron Womack

South Cliff Italian Gardens

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

The Italian Gardens in Scarborough are a famous and very beautiful area on Scarborough's South Cliff. They are a part of Scarborough's renaissance and conservation of the underlying Victorian heritage.

Filey Bandstand

Filey Bandstand - Crescent Gardens

The Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HZ

Filey prides itself on award winning Parks and Gardens. Stroll through the Crescent Gardens as you take in the stunning views across the bay, while listening to the summer brass band concerts in the reatively new bandstand.

Country Park, Filey - Courtesy of Robert Briggs

Country Park - Filey

Country Park, Church Cliff Drive, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET

Flamborough Lighthouse

Flamborough Outer Headland

Flamborough Head Heritage Coast, B1255 Bridlington to Flamborough, Y015 1AR

Crescent Gardens, Whitby

Crescent Gardens, Whitby

Royal Crescent, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EJ

Clock Tower Cafe

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is the place to visit all year round. Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park

North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR

Peasholm Park is an historic and uniquely beautiful Green Flag park in Scarborough's North Bay.

Glen Gardens - Filey

Glen Gardens - Filey

Glen Gardens, West Avenue, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9JL

South Cliff Gardens

South Cliff Gardens

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

A coastal garden and woodland boasting pleasant walks with plenty of seating and spectacular views, Italian gardens and small pocket parks such as Shuttleworth Garden and Prince of Wales Terrace.

Playdale Farm Park

Playdale Farm Park

Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3TL

This attraction is a must for everyone come rain or shine. Our attractions include an animal farm, outdoor playground & undercover picnic area, indoor play area with ball pool, tractor zone, adventure trail & toddler area and gift shop.

Royal Albert Park

Royal Albert Park

Queens Parade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HY

Coastal open space with a difference with spectacular views from many cliff walks, geological interest, skate park and cafe.

Gardenfarming Self Sufficiency Courses

Meadows, Withernwick Lane, Cowden, HU11 4UH

Hornsea Mere

The Mere, Off Queens Gardens, Hornsea, HU18 1AX

Hornsea Mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and the final remnant of a huge wetland that once featured many smaller meres and marshy areas.

Hodgson's Fields

Hodgson's Fields

Skeffling, Withernsea, YO15 1AR

Visit Hodgson's Fields in summer when visitors such as grasshopper warbler, sedge warbler and whitethroat can be seen in addition to yellowhammer, reed bunting, tree sparrow and linnet.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in the coastal villages

Memories of Scarborough

Memories of Scarborough - Celebrating 80 Years

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

Sat 20 Jan - Sun 25 Mar 2018

Come and celebrate Scarborough Art Society’s 80th anniversary.

Early Man

Early Man Quest

Scarborough Castle, Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

Sat 10 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

Children are invited to Scarborough Castle to explore their historic surroundings and to search for Dug, Hognob and the rest of the Early Man tribe. Follow the clues and complete the quest to uncover centuries of History in just one day.

Impermanent Markers on the Land

Exhibition by Fern Smith Bridlington Contemporary

Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 3LG

Sat 10 Feb - Mon 12 Mar 2018

Free entry to an exciting contemporary art exhibition at Bridlington Contemporary, 3 West Street Bridlington YO15 3DX, by Bridlington Born Artist Fern Smith. "Impermanent Markers on the Land"

Snowdrop Spectacular at Burton Agnes

Snowdrop Spectacular

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

Sat 10 Feb - Sun 4 Mar 2018

Enjoy the enchanting ‘white carpet’ of snowdrops while wandering in the woodland walk.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

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

Sat 10 Feb - Fri 23 Mar 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

Early Man

Early Man

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

Tue 13 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

COCO

COCO

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

Tue 13 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

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

Tue 13 - Thu 22 Feb 2018

Jets

The 10th Valentine Rockin' Weekend

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

Fri 16 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

The Valentine Rockin Weekend returns to Scarborough Spa for its 10th year.

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

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

Fri 16 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

Fifty shades Freed

50 Shades Freed

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

Fri 16 - Thu 22 Feb 2018

An Ogres Tale and Disenchanted

An Ogres Tale and Disenchanted

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

Sun 18 Feb 2018

Presented by: YMCA Musica Theatre School | Saturday 17th February at 7.30pm Sunday 18th February at 2pm | 506750 or tiny.cc/ymcatheatre

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

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

Mon 19 - Thu 22 Feb 2018

Playreading

Playreading

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

Wed 21 Feb 2018

Fun and friendly sessions for people who like to explore the work of different playwrights.

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Marker Walks

East Riding Leisure Bridlington, Promenade, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2QQ

Thu 22 Feb 2018

Come and join us every Thursday for a low level health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes. Aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

The Post (12a)

The Post

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 23 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

The Post is a 2017 American political thriller film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer.

The Moon

Stargazing - Moon Exploring in Dalby Forest

Hidden Horizons, Various locations, Please see listings, YO11 2PW

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky including our nearest celestial neighbour, the Moon, our 4.5 Billion year old satellite. View the near first quarter Moon through a large telescope, observing large impact craters and lunar seas.

A night to Remember

A Night to Remember

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

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Presented by: Samaritans Scarborough | Friday 23rd February at 7.30pm | 506750 or tiny.cc/ymcatheatre

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

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

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Sewerby Parkrun is a free 5k timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkrun is a community event run by volunteers aimed at encouraging people to keep fit, healthy and active. Runners of all abilities are welcome.

Still Blazin'

Still Blazin’

Loftus Town Hall, High Street, Loftus, SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA, North Yorkshire, TS13 4HG

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Still Blazin’ is a high energy dance show performance by 5 dancers who will take you on a journey through a dynamic experience reimagining RJC Dance past repertoire. Including pieces such as De-Turf, Jazzical and Pantsalot, th

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (15)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sun 25 - Wed 28 Feb 2018

In the conclusion to the Maze Runner trilogy, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet.

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Marker Walks

East Riding Leisure Bridlington, Promenade, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2QQ

Thu 1 Mar 2018

Come and join us every Thursday for a low level health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes. Aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

Dining with Death

Dining with Death

Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH

Fri 2 Mar 2018

A Bridlington Spa/Migrant Murder Inc Production. A brand new murder mystery! Meet the suspects, listen to their stories. Question them and peruse for clues!

Cover The Coast

Easington Community Hall, The Square, Easington, East Yorkshire, HU12 0TU

Fri 2 Mar 2018

Active Coast are leading 10 circular walks exploring the full East Yorkshire coast in manageable sections.The walks take in the East Riding’s key coastal villages, towns, key hubs, beaches, countryside and spectacular locations.