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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

 
 
 
North Yorkshire Moors Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Take a trip on one of the world's greatest heritage railways with 24 miles of scenery!

Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life

Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life

Bygones of Victorian age with something of interest to all ages many rooms including a grocer's shop children's room printer's workshop costume room kitchen.

Kirkleatham Museum

Kirkleatham Museum

This splendid 1710 Queen Anne building is home to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's, Kirkleatham Museum. These beautiful grounds also have a Picnic and play area.

Yorkshire Cycle Transport

Yorkshire Cycle Transport

Specialists in group cycle transport.

Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults

Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults

A traditional indoor market selling a wide choice of goods. plus personal, friendly service. Beneath the main market you will find the market valults shopping centre.

South Bay, Scarborough

Scarborough South Bay

South Bay has a large sandy bay with good facilities, child friendly amenities and is popular with families. There is a working harbour with a small fishing fleet and a new marina for yachts and pleasure boats.

Kunsthuis Gallery

Kunsthuis Gallery

Kunsthuis is a contemporary art gallery located 15 miles north of York in the beautiful scenic village of Crayke.

Ravenscar Visitor Centre

Ravenscar Visitor Centre

Situated at the southern end of Robin Hood’s Bay, Ravenscar Visitor Centre is a welcoming gateway to the Yorkshire Coast.

Alpamare Scarborough

Alpamare Scarborough

Alpamare is a new kind of water experience to the UK: a day of fun, relaxation and togetherness - and all this in an exceptionally warm, clean, friendly and safe environment.

Whitby Abbey to Saltwick Bay Easy Access Walk

Whitby Abbey Easy Access Walk

The path starts on the green adjacent to the car park at the end of the road. It is very busy in the summer as it connects the large caravan park to the town.

The Archers Cookery School

The Arches Cookery School

The Arches Cookery School occupies a beautiful 200-year-old barn conversion, set on the family’s working arable and equestrian farm, within the North York Moors National Park.

Scarborough Sports Village

Scarborough Sports Village

The state-of-the-art Scarborough Sports Village has recently replaced the ageing Scarborough Sports Centre and Scarborough Pool, combining all the latest facilities on one site.

Scampston Hall & Walled Garden

Scampston Hall & Walled Garden

Scampston Hall, home to Christopher & Miranda Legard and their family, is one of the finest examples of a regency country house in North Yorkshire.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery

Built in the 1840s as part of The Crescent in Scarborough, this gallery has two rooms devoted to displaying works from the Borough's art collection.

Italian Gardens are courtesy of Ron Womack

South Cliff Italian Gardens

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.

John Bull Rock

John Bull's World of Rock

At John Bull's World of Rock there are factory demonstrations available Monday-Friday in peak season. The cafe and shop are open all year round 7 days a week with the shop selling a wide range of gifts and treats. Free parking.

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Our distillery tours run 7 days a week, on the hour, every hour from 10am - 4pm. Tours cost £10 per person and include 3 tastings of our maturing spirits. Come and see for yourselves how we are making Yorkshire's First Single Malt Whisky.

Keldy Cycle Hire

Keldy Cycle Hire

There is plenty to do on a Forest Holiday with miles of forest trails to explore.