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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

 
 
 
Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park

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

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.

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.

Whitby Abbey to Saltwick Bay Easy Access Walk

Whitby Abbey Easy Access Walk

The path starts on the green adjacent to the car park at the end of the road. It is very busy in the summer as it connects the large caravan park to the town.

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.

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.

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, Scarborough

Hollywood Plaza Cinema

The Hollywood Plaza is Scarborough's main cinema. It is a quaint but comfortable picture house, and although it only offers one screen, provides the town with a wonderful selection of films for all ages.

Crescent Gardens - Filey

Crescent Gardens, Filey

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 newly built bandstand.

The Star Inn, Harome

The Star Inn

A certain northern rootedness inspires Andrew's cooking, where poet and peasant co-exist in one menu.

Inspired by... gallery

Inspired by... gallery

The beautiful space of the Inspired by... gallery within the Moors National Park Centre hosts changing exhibitions of work by contemporary artists who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors.

Coastal & Country Coaches

Coastal & Country Coaches

Coastal and Country Coaches of Whitby are still the largest family owned and operated coach and bus company in Whitby and surrounding area.

Scarborough Footgolf

Scarborough Footgolf

A new Scarborough attraction in 2017 opening from 10am until dusk every day. The course is situated adjacent to the renowned Stained Glass Centre and tea rooms with ample free parking.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Ellerburn Bank Nature Reserve

A warm sunny day brings this limestone grassland to life, with colourful butterflies such as small copper and day-flying moths including six-spot burnet fluttering between vibrantly coloured meadow flowers.

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.

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.

YMCA Scarborough

YMCA Scarborough

YMCA Scarborough is a registered charity, run by local people to serve the local community since 1846.

Keldy Cycle Hire

Keldy Cycle Hire

There is plenty to do on a Forest Holiday with miles of forest trails to explore.

Humble Bee Farm

Humble Bee Farm

Offering guests the opportunity to take part in a number of exciting events, from experiencing the wonders of the dawn chorus to taking part in a fantastic Halloween weekend.

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle

Towering over the attractive market town of Helmsley, and surrounded by spectacular banks and ditches, Helmsley Castle is an imposing sight with a wealth of history.

Scarborough Harbour

Scarborough Harbour

The harbour is situated under the Castle Headland in the South Bay. It is formed by three piers, the outer harbour being set aside for leisure activities while most of the port’s communal activities take place in the main or ‘old’ harbour.