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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

 
 
 
Playdale Farm Park

Playdale Farm Park

This attraction is a must for everyone come rain or shine. Our attractions include an animal farm, outdoor playground & undercover picnic area, indoor play area with ball pool, tractor zone, adventure trail & toddler area and gift shop.

Curious about Scarborough, Guided Walks

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.

Clock Tower, Scarborough

Clock Tower

The famous Clock Tower overlooking the South Bay as featured in the The Royal TV series.

Captain Cook Monument

Captain Cook Memorial Monument

Bronze Monument of Captain Cook. On the West Cliff over looking the harbour across to the East cliff.

Coast and Dale Bike Library, Scarborough

Coast and Dale Bike Library, Scarborough

The concept of a Bike Library is simple - a location or mobile unit with a fleet of bikes which are available for loan to children and families. - See more at: http://bikelibraries.yorkshire.com/ .

Saltburn Surf School & Hire

Saltburn Surf School & Hire

Saltburn Surf School is the only surf school approved by Surfing Great Britain on the East Coast. Providing professional coaching and a safe environment to learn and improve your surfing since 1983.

Whitby

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.

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey has been home to a Community of Benedictine monks since 1802. The Abbey Church is the centre of monastic life and is open to visitors all year round.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Fen Bog Nature Reserve

Surrounded by bright purple heather, with a variety of colourful sphagnum mosses underfoot, Fen Bog is a delightful moorland nature reserve.

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.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Filey Dams Nature Reserve

The last remaining freshwater marsh of any size in the area, Filey Dams is a magnet for migratory birds but is also a haven for plants, small mammals and amphibians.

Eskape

Eskape Whitby

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

Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden, five acres of stunning herbaceous borders, Victorian vine houses, Kitchen Garden, Orchard and other garden rooms.

Whitby Beach

Whitby Beach

Whitby Beach is a sandy blue flag beach, set among fine stretches of the Yorkshire coast with spectacular cliffs and bays.

Hornsea

Hornsea

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

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.

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.

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.

Emma Stothard Sculpture

Emma Stothard Sculpture

“Emma’s work fits perfectly with the concept of Jardin Blanc at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is all about creating beauty, fun and art de vivre in our treasured private garden oasis.” Raymond Blanc OBE

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.