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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

 
 
 
Ga11ery Eleven

Ga11ery Eleven

Beautiful Art for sale: Jane Took originals and prints, Fiona Clibbens’ colourful, seaside inspired prints and charming driftwood sculptures by Ebb n Flo.

Overdale Farm Easy Access Walk

Overdale Farm Easy Access Walk

A circular route that has a short cut if needed. Proceed down the farm road then keep straight on when the farm road turns sharp right. At the end of the track turn right to do the full circuit or left.

Pindar Leisure Centre, Everyone Active

Pindar Leisure Centre

There’s a huge range of different activities to enjoy here at Pindar Leisure Centre.

Pannett Park

Pannett Park

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.

Accessible to all!

Wetwheels Yorkshire

Wetwheels Yorkshire builds disabled people’s confidence by providing the opportunity to access the sea in a fun, safe, stimulating and rewarding way using specially modified, fully accessible powerboats.

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.

Ravenscar

Ravenscar

Ravenscar is 7 miles/11 kilometres south-east of Whitby. There is an impressive panorama of the great sweep of Robin Hood's Bay on the approach road to Ravenscar. The country mansion of Raven Hall, built in 1774 has become a hotel.

Staithes Gallery

Staithes Gallery

Staithes Gallery displays an astonishing variety of quality contemporary art inspired by its location in a historic Yorkshire fishing village with strong artistic traditions.

Dalby Forest

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

A 9-mile scenic drive with car parks, picnic places, waymarked walks including Habitat Trail, orienteering course. Visitor centre.

Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion Complex nestling into the West Cliff has wonderful views over the North Sea. The Victorian Theatre and the refurbished Northern Lights Suite provide a multi-functional venue suitable for almost every type of event.

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.

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.

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.

Go Ape at Dalby Forest

Go Ape Dalby Forest

Go Ape is an award-winning forest adventure.

Whitby Walks

Whitby Walks

Whitby's unique leisurely learning experience for schools, colleges, clubs, societies and individuals.

Allosaurus Skull

Hidden Horizons

Fossil hunting trips, rock-pooling sessions, dinosaur footprint walks for the public and schools.

Fluid Concept Surf Shop & Surf School

Fluid Concept Surf Shop & Surf School

Fluid Concept Surf Shop & Surf School. We provide everything you need to enjoy surfing. Our shop is in the perfect location, with easy parking, close access to the beach (only 50m away)

Pickering Castle (English Heritage)

Pickering Castle

Situated in an attractive market town at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, Pickering Castle is a classic 12th century motte-and-bailey castle.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Market Place

Malton Monthly Food Market attracting artisan food and drink producers to Yorkshire's Food Capital!