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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

 
 
 
Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

Rotunda Museum

Full of fascinating objects, the Rotunda Museum is home to a unique Bronze Age man and the skeleton of a Plesiosaur found on the Yorkshire Coast.

Mulgrave Woods Easy Access Walk

Mulgrave Woods Easy Access Walk

A well managed deciduous sheltered woodland offering various tracks that can be explored in Class 2 and 3 scooters. The second circuit to the Old Castle is a climb but is on a good hard track.

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.

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.

Whitby Beach

Whitby Beach

Whitby Beach is a sandy blue flag beach, set among fine stretches of the Yorkshire coast with spectacular cliffs and bays.

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.

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.

Land Rover 4x4 Driving Experiences

North Yorkshire Off Road Centre

ukLANDROVERevents offer Land Rover 4x4 Off Road Driving Experiences here at our spectacular coastal off road course, on the cliffs overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay. Pre-booking is essential, please contact us for details.

Tracy Savage Art Gallery Scarborough

Tracy Savage Art Gallery

Visit the Tracy Savage Galleries & Pottery to discover a wealth of originality, from her Original paintings, Limited Edition Prints, hand made & hand painted Porcelain, wood Sculptures to greetings cards

Ganton Golf Club

Ganton Golf Club

Ganton in the Vale of Pickering between York and Scarborough ranks among the very best of Britain's inland courses. It is ranked in the top 80 in the world and has played host to any number of amateur and professional tournaments.

Clock Tower Cafe

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is the place to visit all year round. Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland.

Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land Resort

One price family funpark with over 100 attractions, 5 shows and Europe's largest privately owned zoo.

Scarborough Spa

Scarborough Spa

The Spa Complex is unique amongst British Venues, not only because of its coastal location on the beautiful South Bay, but also for the variety of facilities housed within the magnificent Victorian building.

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

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park is an historic and uniquely beautiful Green Flag park in Scarborough's North Bay.

Skydive in Bridlington

Skydive GB

Yorkshire's only skydive centre! Jump for charity or just for fun with stunning views of the Yorkshire Coast.

Mini Monsterz, Whitby and Scarborough

Mini Monsterz, Scarborough

Based in both Scarborough and Whitby, Mini Monsterz are amongst North Yorkshire's biggest soft play centres which provide fun for all the family.

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.

Yorkshire Trails

Yorkshire Trails

A Treasure Trail is a self-guided walk, cycle or drive where Trailers follow clear directions and find clues along the way in order to solve a mystery. They are available in many locations across the country.

Filey Country Park

Filey Country Park

Filey Country Park is an excellent spot for flying kites, dog walking and bird watching. It has some of the most fabulous views of the coast in the area.