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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

 
 
 
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.

South Street Gallery

Arts Workshops & South Street Gallery

Art gallery showing the work of the owner Ken Wood. There are regular exhibitions of paintings, prints and photos from various artists. Some new some old. There is also an interesting antique shop attached to the gallery.

Coast and Dale Bike Library, Scarborough

Coast and Dale Bike Library, Scarborough

The concept of a Bike Library is simple - a location or mobile unit with a fleet of bikes which are available for loan to children and families. - See more at: http://bikelibraries.yorkshire.com/ .

Whitby Walks

Whitby Walks

Whitby's unique leisurely learning experience for schools, colleges, clubs, societies and individuals.

Scarborough north bay

Scarborough North Bay

Sandy family beach backed by hills and cliffs. Scarborough castle dominates the skyline overlooking the beach.

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.

Big Bear Active

Gone Mountain Biking

Mountain Bike Holidays including guiding or instruction in specialist biker accommodation. Guided rides and instruction (without accommodation. For all levels. Bike hire also available.

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 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.

Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land Resort

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

Museum Entrance

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Housed in the buildings and grounds of an original WWII Prisoner of War Camp, a visit to our unique museum will transport you back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells wartime Britain.

Scarborough Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection

So much more than just a working steam museum, The Scarborough Fair Collection is where the past truly comes to life.

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.

Scampston Hall & Walled Garden

Scampston Hall & Walled Garden

Scampston Hall, home to Christopher & Miranda Legard and their family, is one of the finest examples of a regency country house in North Yorkshire.

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.

Living Seas Centre

Living Seas Centre

Begin your family’s adventure and exploration of Yorkshire’s own stretch of the North Sea at the free-to-enter YWT Living Seas Centre at South Landing.

Eskape

Eskape Whitby

Are your deductive skills as good as you think? Come and find out....

Pannett Park Art Gallery

Whitby Pannett Art Gallery

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

The New Inn & Cropton Brewery

The Great Yorkshire Brewery

Unique opportunity to see inside a micro brewery producing award-winning real ale in a rural setting on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and Cropton Forest.