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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

 
 
 
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.

Sand Le Mere Holiday Village

Sand Le Mere Holiday Village

With a range of top facilities and on-park entertainment we guarantee that you’ll never get bored during your stay at our caravan park near Hornsea!

Captain Cook Monument

Captain Cook Memorial Monument

Bronze Monument of Captain Cook. On the West Cliff over looking the harbour across to the East cliff.

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.

Scarborough Surf School, Cayton Bay

Scarborough Surf School

Cayton Bay is also home to some of the very best beach break waves on the East Coast. Surfable through all stages of tide with a good variety of conditions to suit all abilities.

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.

South Cliff Gardens

South Cliff Gardens

A coastal garden and woodland boasting pleasant walks with plenty of seating and spectacular views, Italian gardens and small pocket parks such as Shuttleworth Garden and Prince of Wales Terrace.

Northern Ride

Northern Ride

Northern Ride are the only, North Yorkshire stockist of Olympia, Scapin and Focus bikes; they believe in providing a quality service and these brands will help them achieve that.

Terror Tower, Scarborough

Terror Tower

Inspired by the best horror movies Terror Tower is a Haunted House attraction with a serious twist, combining live actors, animated scenes and special effects.

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.

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio

An interesting and friendly art gallery in the mural painted, cobbled street, near the sea front at Scarborough's south bay, selling paintings, sculptures, pottery & ceramics from a variety of national and international artists.

South Bay, Scarborough

Scarborough South Bay

South Bay has a large sandy bay with good facilities, child friendly amenities and is popular with families. There is a working harbour with a small fishing fleet and a new marina for yachts and pleasure boats.

Scarborough SEA LIFE & Marine Sanctuary

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean through 12 themed zones. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures.

Historic Water Chute

Historic Water Chute and Boating Lake

Bring back child hood memories of holidays to Scarborough and ride the Historic Water chute

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.

Hornsea

Hornsea

Fantastic coastal views and seascapes. Viewing area, picnic site, toilets and car park.

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

The Schoolroom Museum in is housed in a building once used as a charity school which was founded in 1704 by Michael Postgate, a local landowner. It was here, between 1736-1740, that Captain James Cook received his early education.