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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

 
 
 
The Geall Gallery

The Geall Gallery

Chris Geall is a landscape artist based in Grosmont near Whitby. Best known for large palette knife oil paintings of the North York Moors and North East Coastline.

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.

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.

Tocketts Mill - The Water Mill

Tocketts Mill Country Park

Although a Mill has probably occupied this excellent position since the 13th Century, Tocketts has evolved progressively over the intervening years, reaching it's final height and form in about 1850.

Find us below East Riding Leisure

Bridlington Tourist Information Centre

Bridlington overlooks the magnificent scenery where the countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds meets the sea. The Tourist Information Centre is situated on the seafront side of the leisure centre and is surrounded by award winning beaches.

Byland Abbey (English Heritage)

Byland Abbey

This beautiful ruin, set in the shadow of the Hambleton Hills, was once one of the great northern monasteries.

Yorkshire Coast Golf

Yorkshire Coast Golf

Enjoy a relaxing golf break staying at The Royal Bridlington and playing your golf at a selection of great and varying golf courses.

Whitby Jet Museum

W Hamond - Whitby Jet Museum

Situated at the bottom of Whitby’s famous 199 steps W.Hamond jewellers is the oldest manufacturers and retailers of Whitby Jet jewellery and ornaments in the world.

Gallery Forty-Nine

Gallery Forty-Nine

Contemporary art gallery occupying two floors of a Georgian listed building in the Old Town area of Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

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 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.

Filey Bandstand

Filey Bandstand - Crescent Gardens

Filey prides itself on award winning Parks and Gardens. Stroll through the Crescent Gardens as you take in the stunning views across the bay, while listening to the summer brass band concerts in the reatively new bandstand.

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.

The Killing of the Servant

St Martin-On-The-Hill

St Martin's Church was completed in 1863 and was designed by George Bodley. The beauty of the church is famous in the area and features excellent examples of pre-Raphaelite stained glass.

Brass Castle Brewery, Malton

Brass Castle Brewery

Brass Castle Brewery is informally open to visitors. A Tap Room bar opens Thursday - Sunday serving freshly-brewed beers on site.

Live shows

Withernsea Valley Gardens

The Valley Gardens are used for open air events during the summer. The beach and local history panels can be accessed from the gardens.

ER Leisure Bridlington

East Riding Leisure Bridlington

East Riding Leisure Bridlington is the new state of the art leisure facility that opened in May 2016. The Splash Zone fun pool has a freeform pool with waterplay features including water jets, tipping buckets and two interactive slides.

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.

Flamborough Cliffs

Flamborough Cliffs Nature Reserve

Flamborough Head has one of the most important seabird colonies in Europe. In summer the cliffs are packed with tens of thousands of breeding auks, gannets and gulls creating a memorable experience.

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.