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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

 
 
 
Flamborough South Landing

Flamborough South Landing

South Landing beach lies on the south side of Flamborough Head, just over 3 miles north-east of Bridlington, within an area which has been designated a Local Nature Reserve.

Sledmere House

Sledmere House

One of Yorkshire's most beautiful houses, with some of England's finest plasterwork. Award-winning garden. Military Museum, children's quiz, picnic and play area, terrace cafe and gift shop.

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.

International Centre for Birds of Prey

National Centre for Birds of Prey

International Centre for Birds of Prey Duncombe, is home large collection of exotic and spectacular birds of prey.

The Star Inn, Harome

The Star Inn

A certain northern rootedness inspires Andrew's cooking, where poet and peasant co-exist in one menu.

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.

Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay

Picturesque coastal village approx. 7 miles South from Whitby. The village road runs steeply down to the very edge of the rocky shore and there are intriguing alleyways weaving between tightly-packed cottages and houses.

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!

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.

AquaPark

North Yorkshire Water Park

North Yorkshire Water Park is home our AquaPark, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, pedalos, mini ships, open water swimming and much more! Fun for the whole family!

Scarborough Lifeboat Station

Scarborough Lifeboat Station - RNLI

The RNLI is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. In the event of an emergency at sea call 999

Summer Queen and West Pier

Whitby Coastal Cruises

Whitby Coastal Cruises, The Yellow Boats, are Whitby's biggest pleasure trip company.

Hollywood Plaza Cinema

Hollywood Plaza Cinema

The Hollywood Plaza is Scarborough's main cinema. It is a quaint but comfortable picture house, and although it only offers one screen, provides the town with a wonderful selection of films for all ages.

Runcible Spoon

Runcible Spoon

Inspired by Edward Lear's Owl and the Pussy Cat, we offer a warm and friendly atmosphere to enjoy art, ceramics and a selection of teas, good coffee, cakes and home cooked hot and cold food.

Woodend

Woodend

Woodend Art and Craft Gallery is an exciting contemporary venue which shows work by an extensive range of artists and practitioners.

Minke Whale

Whitby Whale Watching

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal to some of the seas most amazing creatures? Well now you can with the help of Whitby Whale Watching

Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough

Crown Spa Hotel

The Crown Spa Hotel provides the ideal environment for your business meeting rooms, training rooms and exhibitions.

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.

Sky Trail Adventure

Sky Trail Adventure

Experience the high-level thrills of the North Bay Railway’s Sky Trial Adventure, one of only a few in the country. If you’re after an adrenalin rush, rise to the challenge around our 2 level rope bridge and beam course.

Captain Cook

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Celebrates the life of the great explorer Captain Cook, and his momentous voyages. Gold Award winner for best small visitor attraction, Visit England Awards for Excellence. Royal Mint commemorative coins on sale now