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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

 
 
 
YMCA Theatre Entrance

YMCA Theatre

The YMCA Theatre offers a range of top-quality amateur productions all year-round. No visit to Scarborough is complete without a visit to the YMCA Theatre.

Scarborough Bowls Centre

Scarborough Bowls Centre

An indoor bowls centre offering a world class bowling facility. All equipment supplied at no extra charge. Free instruction to new bowlers. Outdoor crown green, woods and jacks supplied.

North Bay Miniature Railway, Scarborough

North Bay Railway

Travel on Britain's most historic seaside miniature railway running for 3/4 mile through the North Bay at Scarborough, with spectacular views of Scarborough's North Bay, historic headland & Scarborough Castle.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Harland Mount Nature Reserve

Set on a steep hill ascending out of Scarborough, this rough acid pasture and scrub woodland nature reserve offers beautiful views across the town and over the sea.

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 Brewery

Whitby Brewery

When we started up our microbrewery back in 2013, we made it our mission to bring local, craft brewing back to Whitby.

Spurn National Nature Reserve

Spurn National Nature Reserve

Spurn is a truly unique place; a long stretch of sand extending three and half miles into the Humber Estuary.

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

Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land Resort

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

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.

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.

Whitby Museum

Whitby Museum

Set in stunning Pannett Park, Whitby Museum is the home of Whitby’s history, past to present.

Bilsdale Riding Centre

Bilsdale Riding Centre

Come to Bilsdale Riding Centre. Enjoy beautiful riding over moors and farm land, on an extensive network of bridle paths and green lanes with splendid views, good clean air and wildlife in abundance.

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!

YMCA Scarborough

YMCA Scarborough

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

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.

Fluid Concept Surf Shop & Surf School

Fluid Concept Surf Shop & Surf School

Fluid Concept Surf Shop & Surf School. We provide everything you need to enjoy surfing. Our shop is in the perfect location, with easy parking, close access to the beach (only 50m away)

Byland Abbey (English Heritage)

Byland Abbey

This beautiful ruin, set in the shadow of the Hambleton Hills, was once one of the great northern monasteries.

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.