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What to Do

You will never be stuck for things to see and do during your visit to the Yorkshire Coast. We have 45 miles of dramatic coastline offering a diverse range of exciting attractions, from castles and abbeys to museums and galleries.

Visit our stunning coastal villages and market towns and enjoy our beautiful parks and gardens. If it’s outdoor activities you're looking for then the coast provides you with ample opportunities: Surfing, Sailing, Walking, Climbing and Cycling are just some of the pastimes available.

For a more leisurely way to spend your day, why not enjoy browsing in our quaint boutiques and craft shops or visit one of the main shopping centres to purchase that ideal gift for your friends and family.

Explore what to do and where to go on the Yorkshire Coast through our search tools or call the Tourism Burea on 01723 383636

What to do on the Yorkshire Coast

 
 
 
Rievaulx Moor Easy Access Walk

Rievaulx Moor Easy Access Walk

From the Forestry Commission car park on the B1257 north of Helmsley the route arcs around the northern edge of Rievaulx moor.

RSPB Seabird Cruises

RSPB Seabird Cruises

All the family will enjoy these special RSPB Cruises which sail from the North Pier at Bridlington Harbour. The cruises last approximately 3 hours and offer spectacular views of the coastline, seabirds and a range of fish and sea mammals.

Living Seas Centre

Living Seas Centre

Begin your family’s adventure and exploration of Yorkshire’s own stretch of the North Sea at the free-to-enter YWT Living Seas Centre at South Landing.

Shepherds Hall Tea Rooms

Shepherds Hall

Home - made soup, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, paninis and toasted sandwiches, home-made cakes and scones. Afternoon tea served on china cake stands.

Hornsea Freeport

Hornsea Freeport

Hornsea Freeport is set amongst attractive landscaped surroundings and with a wide range of factory outlet stores, all offering up to 50% off famous brands, Hornsea Freeport is the perfect place to indulge in some retail therapy.

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

Brass Castle Brewery, Malton

Brass Castle Brewery

Brass Castle Brewery is informally open to visitors. A Tap Room bar opens Thursday - Sunday serving freshly-brewed beers on site.

Miton Rooms

Milton Rooms

The Milton Rooms is managed for the benefit of the community by the Milton Rooms Management Committee [MRMC], which is a not for profit charity aiming to sustain its own operations.

Bridlington Harbour

Bridlington Harbour

If you’re looking for a leisurely day out, how about visiting the elegant promenades of bright and breezy Bridlington?

Falsgrave Park

Falsgrave Park

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.

Scarborough north bay

Scarborough North Bay

Sandy family beach backed by hills and cliffs. Scarborough castle dominates the skyline overlooking the beach.

Shuttleworth Gardens

Shuttleworth Gardens For The Blind

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

Newbridge Park

Newbridge Park

Newbridge Park have developed bike trails, improved footpaths and created a family picnic area in a disused quarry and adjoining neglected woodland behind Pickering Castle. Locals and visitors can enjoy family walks in a nice woodland area.

Saltburn Surf School & Hire

Saltburn Surf School & Hire

Saltburn Surf School is the only surf school approved by Surfing Great Britain on the East Coast. Providing professional coaching and a safe environment to learn and improve your surfing since 1983.

Historic Water Chute

Historic Water Chute and Boating Lake

Bring back child hood memories of holidays to Scarborough and ride the Historic Water chute

Filey Country Park

Filey Country Park

Filey Country Park is an excellent spot for flying kites, dog walking and bird watching. It has some of the most fabulous views of the coast in the area.

Scarborough Surf School, Cayton Bay

Scarborough Surf School

Cayton Bay is also home to some of the very best beach break waves on the East Coast. Surfable through all stages of tide with a good variety of conditions to suit all abilities.

Spurn National Nature Reserve

Spurn National Nature Reserve

Spurn is a truly unique place; a long stretch of sand extending three and half miles into the Humber Estuary.

The Geall Gallery

The Geall Gallery

Chris Geall is a landscape artist based in Grosmont near Whitby. Best known for large palette knife oil paintings of the North York Moors and North East Coastline.