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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

 
 
 
Filey Bird Garden & Animal Park

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

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.

Nunnington Hall, National Trust

Nunnington Hall

Enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful Yorkshire manor house, nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye.

Crescent Gardens - Filey

Crescent Gardens, Filey

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.

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.

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.

Whitby Jet Museum

W Hamond - Whitby Jet Museum

Situated at the bottom of Whitby’s famous 199 steps W.Hamond jewellers is the oldest manufacturers and retailers of Whitby Jet jewellery and ornaments in the world.

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.

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Originally Europe's largest open air theatre, Scarborough OAT has since built a reputation as a concert venue worthy of hosting household names from all corners of the world of music.

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre has an exhibition and information on the history of Scarborough, ship building, fishing and the maritime life of the port and harbour going back to the Romans and Vikings.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Burton Riggs Nature Reserve

The large, open lakes at Burton Riggs make it a fantastic place to watch wildfowl and waders, particularly during autumn migration and over the winter months.

Historic Water Chute

Historic Water Chute and Boating Lake

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

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.

Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land Resort

One price family funpark with over 100 attractions, 5 shows and Europe's largest privately owned zoo.

Ganton Golf Club

Ganton Golf Club

Ganton in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough ranks among the very best of Britain's inland courses. It is ranked in the top 80 in the world and has played host to any number of amateur and professional tournaments.

The Killing of the Servant

St Martin-On-The-Hill

St Martin's Church was completed in 1863 and was designed by George Bodley. The beauty of the church is famous in the area and features excellent examples of pre-Raphaelite stained glass.

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

The museum is situated on the site of Cleveland's first ironstone mine. Hear how ironstone was first discovered in the Cleveland area hear the Trappy lad's tales of his first day underground and the friends he made

Hornsea

Hornsea

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