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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

 
 
 
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.

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.

Pannett Park Art Gallery

Whitby Pannett Art Gallery

Art gallery within Whitby beautiful pannett park. Displays various exhibitions of local and international artists.

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.

Kirkleatham Museum

Kirkleatham Museum

This splendid 1710 Queen Anne building is home to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's, Kirkleatham Museum. These beautiful grounds also have a Picnic and play area.

Scarborough Lifeboat Station

Scarborough Lifeboat Station - RNLI

The RNLI is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. In the event of an emergency at sea call 999

Minke Whale

Whitby Whale Watching

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal to some of the seas most amazing creatures? Well now you can with the help of Whitby Whale Watching

Castle Howard

Castle Howard

Castle Howard is one of Britain's finest historic houses with awe-inspiring architecture, grand interiors and rolling parkland and gardens. With gift shops, garden centre, farm shop, cafes and adventure playground.

Whitby Leisure Centre, Everyone Active

Whitby Leisure Centre

In the beautiful town of Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast, the leisure centre has a great range of activities available for you to enjoy.

Hambleton Hills Easy Access Walk, Kepwick

Kepwick

This is a short easy stroll along the escarpment of the Hambleton Hills from where there are distant views to the Yorkshire Dales. Try to walk this route in August when the heather is in full bloom.

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.

Spurn Point

Spurn Point

Big skies and ever changing wildlife make the evocative landscape of Spurn one of the Trust’s most iconic nature reserves. Whether you go by foot, bike or aboard a Spurn Safari.

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.

Scarborough Sports Village

Scarborough Sports Village

The state-of-the-art Scarborough Sports Village has recently replaced the ageing Scarborough Sports Centre and Scarborough Pool, combining all the latest facilities on one site.

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

With over 2,500 years of turbulent history behind it, Scarborough Castle defends a prominent headland between the north and south bays, with sheer drops to the sea.

Wold Top Brewery

Wold Top Brewery

Wold Top Brewery is an award-winning micro brewery that uses traditional methods to produce high quality beers that combine the characters of the Yorkshire Wolds and the East Coast.

Curious About Whitby, Guided Walks

Curious About Whitby

Are you Curious about Whitby? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity to get you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Have fun discovering Whitby with two self-guided heritage walks.

Old Wife's Way Easy Access Walk

Old Wife's Way Easy Access Walk

Start from the Saltergate layby on the A619 opposite the Hole of Horcum. Take care for the few metres along the roadside then turn onto the track. This out and back has a few big potholes so smaller scooters might have difficulty.

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.

Dropping off the edge of the Coxworlds!

No Limits Cycling

Professional mountain bike coaching in the heart of North Yorkshire, Dalby Forest.