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Withernsea

Charming and more than a little defiantly eccentric – where else but Withernsea would you find a defunct town centre lighthouse housing a museum dedicated to one of England’s most glamorous movie stars?Kay Kendall, star of the London-to-Brighton ‘road movie’ Genevieve was born in Withernsea, and the town still pays tribute to her in the lighthouse, on of the few in this country built inland. You can also climb the 144 stairs to the top for breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

And if you want more examples of Withernsea’s offbeat charm, look no further than the remarkable castellated entrance to the family-friendly beach, or take a tour of RAF Holmpton, a former Cold War era nuclear bunker just three miles outside the town.

Plan Your Visit

 
Withernsea Lighthouse
Withernsea Beach

What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov Whitby in the Time of Cook at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec Tea Dances with Ray Kirk at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Wed 28 Mar - Sun 28 Oct Wurlitzer Afternoon Tea Dances at The Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough
Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep "They will not dream of us poor lads..." at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep Winifred's War at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Tue 10 Apr - Sun 30 Sep Wildlife Walks at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Tue 1 May - Tue 2 Oct Tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Windows and Decorations at St Martin-On-The-Hill, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov 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?

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec 2018

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away on one of Yorkshire's largest dance floors in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Wilfred Owen

"They will not dream of us poor lads..."

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

This exhibition will focus on the final year of Wilfred Owen’s life between 1917 and 1918, much of which was spent in Scarborough.

Winifred's War

Winifred's War

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Curated by Photojournalist, Lee Karen Stow, this exhibition explores the life and work of novelist and journalist, Winifred Holtby, who used her literary talents to campaign and advocate for peace before her untimely death, aged only 37.

The Feast of the Vineyard by Rossetti

Tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Windows and Decorations

Scarborough

Tue 1 May - Tue 2 Oct 2018

A free weekly Guided Tour to view the Pre-Raphaelite stained glass and decorations of the Church. Tours take place at 10.30am every Tuesday from 1st May - 2nd October

Rides and Stalls For Children.

Children's rides and activities

Withernsea

Thu 10 May - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Children's rides and activities each weekend and during all school holidays.

The 39 Steps

39 Steps

Scarborough

Thu 21 Jun - Thu 23 Aug 2018

A gripping, hilarious, brilliant, fast-moving whodunnit based on the Hitchcock classic.

Bridlington Old Town Gallery

Visiting artist Carol Davidson

Bridlington

Sun 1 Jul - Fri 31 Aug 2018

Carol Davidson is the next artist to hold an exhibition at Bridlington Old Town Gallery. The exhibition opens on the 1st July 2018 and runs throughout July and August at the gallery in Bridlington Old Town.

Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast

Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast

Scarborough

Sat 21 Jul 2018 - Sun 21 Jul 2019

A story through time from Whitby to Flamborough Head

Hands on History at Scarborough Castle

Hands on History: Knights and Princesses

Scarborough

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Join the Hands on History Crew at Scarborough Castle this summer holiday and enjoy family-friendly knights and princesses activities every day.

Hands on History at Whitby Abbey

Hands on History

Whitby

Mon 23 Jul - Mon 3 Sep 2018

Join the Hands on History Crew at Whitby Abbey this summer holiday and enjoy hands on sea themed activities every day.

Fossil Handling

Fossil Handling

Scarborough

Tue 24 Jul - Tue 28 Aug 2018

Explore prehistoric times and find out about dinosaur footprints in hands-on sessions with our geologists.

Active Coast

Active Coast

Withernsea

Wed 25 Jul - Wed 29 Aug 2018

Get Active, Be Healthy and Enjoy Life on East Coast.

Active Coast Events

Active Coast. Sport & Play and Field Day.

Withernsea

Wed 25 Jul - Thu 23 Aug 2018

Have a field Day ~ 23.8.18 and 6 days of Sport and Play Sessions.

Dracula at Whitby Abbey

Dracula

Whitby

Sat 4 - Sun 19 Aug 2018

Think you know the story of Dracula? Think again! To understand Bram Stoker's gothic story, you need to watch his legendary tale performed live in the ruins that inspired him.

Halloween Trail at Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Halloween Trail

Bridlington

Wed 8 Aug - Fri 2 Nov 2018

Come and have fun with our spooky house and garden trails and earn a chocolate treat once complete.

Scarborough Market & Vaults

Sunday Lunch Entertainment

Scarborough

Sun 12 Aug - Sun 30 Dec 2018

Sunday lunch and entertainment at Scarborough Market Hall.

Bridget Askew

Bridget Askew - Animalia Art

Scarborough

Fri 17 - Mon 20 Aug 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for an Animalia Art holiday!

Hotel Transylvania 3

Hotel Transylvania 3

Scarborough

Fri 17 - Thu 23 Aug 2018

The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2

Scarborough

Fri 17 - Thu 23 Aug 2018

Christopher Robin

Disney’s Christopher Robin

Scarborough

Fri 17 - Thu 23 Aug 2018

Dance Teams

Whitby Folk Week

Whitby

Sat 18 - Fri 24 Aug 2018

We have lined up a series of extra special events for you this year. Come along to experience several unique and spellbinding events

Ant Man 2

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Scarborough

Sat 18 - Thu 23 Aug 2018

Scarborough cricket week

Scarborough Cricket Festival 2018

Scarborough

Sun 19 - Wed 22 Aug 2018

Scarborough Cricket Festival 2018 hosts Yorkshire v Worcestershire - Specsavers County Championship