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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

 
 
 
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.

Hornsea

Hornsea

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

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.

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.

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.

Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park

Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park

Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park is an Award Winning, family owned business that has lots to offer for a fun-filled family day out.

Sand Le Mere Holiday Village

Sand Le Mere Holiday Village

With a range of top facilities and on-park entertainment we guarantee that you’ll never get bored during your stay at our caravan park near Hornsea!

Clock Tower, Scarborough

Clock Tower

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

Moonlight Drive-In Cinema

Moonlight Drive-in Cinema

Park up, order food and tune in!

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.

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.

Scarborough cricket week

Scarborough Cricket Club

Scarborough cricket club's history spans a century and a half, the club being founded in 1849 when the first matches were played on castle hill. The Club is within walking distance of the town centre towards the North Bay.

Lime Tree Cottage

Lime Tree Cottage

Together, we aim to connect the delicious alchemy of the kitchen table with the journey of the ingredients and the lives of the people, plants and animals.

Whale Bone Arch - Whitby

Whale Bone Arch

Original Whale jaw bone arch was erected some time after 1853. A replica was presented to Whitby by Norway in 1963. The current replacement was donated by Alaska in April 2003.

Whitby Golf Club

Whitby Golf Club

Situated on the rugged cliff tops Whitby Golf Course is a 6134 yards SSS70 course overlooking Whitby and Sandsend. Visitors Welcome

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.

Miton Rooms

Milton Rooms

The Milton Rooms is managed for the benefit of the community by the Milton Rooms Management Committee [MRMC], which is a not for profit charity aiming to sustain its own operations.