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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

 
 
 
Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery

Built in the 1840s as part of The Crescent in Scarborough, this gallery has two rooms devoted to displaying works from the Borough's art collection.

Spurn National Nature Reserve

Spurn National Nature Reserve

Spurn is a truly unique place; a long stretch of sand extending three and half miles into the Humber Estuary.

Scampston Hall & Walled Garden

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.

Summer Queen and West Pier

Whitby Coastal Cruises

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

Bilsdale Riding Centre

Bilsdale Riding Centre

Come to Bilsdale Riding Centre. Enjoy beautiful riding over moors and farm land, on an extensive network of bridle paths and green lanes with splendid views, good clean air and wildlife in abundance.

Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough

Crown Spa Hotel

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

Allosaurus Skull

Hidden Horizons

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

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Our distillery tours run 7 days a week, on the hour, every hour from 10am - 4pm. Tours cost £10 per person and include 3 tastings of our maturing spirits. Come and see for yourselves how we are making Yorkshire's First Single Malt Whisky.

Clock Tower, Scarborough

Clock Tower

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

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.

Big Bear Bikes

Big Bear Bikes

Big Bear Bikes is a cycle shop and cycle hire guiding and training centre on Dalby Forest' s doorstep in Pickering. We have a large fleet of hire bikes and we service and repair all makes of bikes.

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.

Whitby Open Top Bus Tour

Open Top Whitby Town Guided Tour Bus

Hop on to our open top bus for a unique sightseeing tour of Whitby.

The Spa Bridlington

Bridlington Spa

If you love to put on your glad rags and catch a show, you're in for a real treat. The legendary Spa has been done up to the nines, bringing it right back to its glory days.

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.

Pirates Adventure Mini Golf, Scarborough

Pirate Adventure Mini Golf

Are you ready for a game of golf like no other? Pirate Adventure Mini Golf is it. It’s a swashbuckling game for the whole family with a new challenge at every hole.

Hornsea

Hornsea

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

South Cliff Gardens

South Cliff Gardens

A coastal garden and woodland boasting pleasant walks with plenty of seating and spectacular views, Italian gardens and small pocket parks such as Shuttleworth Garden and Prince of Wales Terrace.

Wharram Percy

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village

The most famous and intensively studied of Britain's 3,000 or so deserted medieval villages, Wharram Percy occupies a remote but attractive site in a beautiful Wolds valley.