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Things to Do on the Yorkshire Coast

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

 
 
 

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.

Glen Gardens, Filey

Glen Gardens were built around the 1830’s and were part of the private estate of Ravine Hall. Although the hall no longer exists, a café stands in its place making it nice place to visit in the summer.

Brunswick

The Brunswick Shopping Centre is Scarborough's only shopping centre and is situated in the heart of town centre, just a short walk from the sea front.

Bram Stoker's Dracula Experience

The Dracula Experience is a unique tour through the Dracula story and the connection to Whitby. Using animated scenes, electronic special effects and live actors.

Inspired by... gallery

The beautiful space of the Inspired by... gallery within the Moors National Park Centre hosts changing exhibitions of work by contemporary artists who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors.

Scarborough Spa

The Spa Complex is unique amongst British Venues, not only because of its coastal location on the beautiful South Bay, but also for the variety of facilities housed within the magnificent Victorian building.

Yorkshire Cycle Transport

Specialists in group cycle transport.

Ravenscar Visitor Centre

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

Whitby Town

The sea and harbour are still a magnet. They, along with the abbey ruins, quaint narrow streets, sands, museums and its many historical associations, make Whitby a major destination for tourists.

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.

Sutton Bank National Park Visitor Centre

For a great day out head to Sutton Bank National Park Centre, less than 30mls north of York. Soak up England’s finest view on easy walking trails or head out on two wheels along the new spectacular Sutton Bank cliff edge family cycle route.

Crafty Creations Cafe

We have a range of craft activities for you to enjoy these include Paint a Pot / Pot Painting, Decopatch, Fabric Creation and Jewellery Making; especially welcome on a rainy day.

Coastal Foraging at Staithes

Our one day coastal foraging Staithes course is a great way to learn about the diversity of edible seaweed and shellfish on our rocky coasts.

Eskape Whitby

Are your deductive skills as good as you think? Come and find out....

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.

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.

Whitby Bandstand

Historical landmark in Whitby, England

Filey Ocean Drive Themed Golf & Putting

A unique themed golf and putting green, situated on the scenic promenade, with beautiful sea views and scenery. Fabulous fun for all the family!

Old Coastguards Station - Visitor Centre

The Old Coastguard Station visitor centre at the edge of the sea in Robin Hood’s Bay village will help you discover what makes this part of the Yorkshire Coast so special.

Curious About Scarborough

Are you Curious about Scarborough? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity to get you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Have fun discovering Scarborough with two self-guided heritage walks.