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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

 
 
 
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.

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.

Old Coastguard Station, Robin Hoods Bay

Old Coastguard Station

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.

Betta Motoring

Betta Motoring Ltd

Explore Scarborough & the Yorkshire Coast with Bike Hire from Bettamotoring. We have a large hire bike fleet suitable for the whole family. Our location is perfect for quick and easy access to the foreshore & popular Cinder track.

Captain Cook Museum

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

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.

North York Moors Guidborough Easy Access Walk

Guisborough Easy Access Walk

Climb steadily through the picturesque forestry tracks to High Cliff Nab for lunch with breath-taking views returning through Hutton Village.

Nunnington Hall, National Trust

Nunnington Hall

Enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful Yorkshire manor house, nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye.

Whitby Museum

Whitby Museum

Set in stunning Pannett Park, Whitby Museum is the home of Whitby’s history, past to present.

The Palace Cinema

Palace Cinema

Family owned and run local cinema showing the latest release family and quality films for a discerning audience, with a state-of-the-art digital projection.

Royal Albert Park

Royal Albert Park

Coastal open space with a difference with spectacular views from many cliff walks, geological interest, skate park and cafe.

The Wonky Pitcher Cellar

The Wonky Pitcher Cellar

We look forward to welcoming you to our gallery, situated at the gateway to the North Yorks Moors - 1 Market Place, Pickering, North Yorkshire - but if you can't visit us we can at least bring our gallery to you...

The Lickerish Tooth

The Lickerish Tooth

The Lickerish Tooth was born from the minds of two drunk men, and a wife who went along with it.

Whitby Harbour

Whitby Harbour

From the atmospheric Abbey towering over winding cobbled streets to the windswept beach and working harbour, Whitby is not your traditional coastal town.

Shuttleworth Gardens

Shuttleworth Gardens For The Blind

These special sensory gardens are filled with strongly scented, fragrant plants and flowers in raised beds, which are particulary appreciated by the blind.

Dexters Surf School, Shop and Hire

Dexters Surf Shop, School & Hire Centre

Operating from Scarborough’s North Bay, Dexter’s Surf Shop, School & Hire Centre provides Surf Lessons, Surf Hire, Hardware, Accessories and Clothing to surfers and beach goers across Scarborough and UK.

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.

Past Times Studio

Past Times Studio

Past Time studio is a renowned, professional photographic studio based in the picturesque town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

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.