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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

 
 
 
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.

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.

Stained Glass Centre

Stained Glass Centre

Valerie Green is the fourth generation of the Lazenby family to carry on the traditional craft of manufacturing and restoring stained glass windows. The studio specialises in design and manufacture of stained glass panels.

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.

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

High on a cliff above the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby are the gaunt, imposing remains of Whitby Abbey. Whitby Abbey was recently named Britain’s most romantic ruin.

Scarborough Athletic Football Club

Scarborough Athletic Football Club

Scarborough Athletic FC was formed following the demise of Scarborough FC in 2007. It is a Supporters Trust, wholly owned by fans on a one member, one share basis, and run on a not-for-profit basis.

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.

Eskape

Eskape Whitby

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

The Spa at Raithwaite Estate

The Spa at Raithwaite Estate

As soon as you step through the door of the Spa at Raithwaite you're already on the way to restoring body and soul. Discover a place to make your own, and let our friendly and knowledgeable staff help you unwind.

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.

Saltburn Leisure Centre

Saltburn Leisure Centre

Saltburn Leisure Centre offers a variety of ways to help keep you healthy and active.

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.

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.

Hornsea Golf Club

Hornsea Golf Club

Considered by many to be one of the best golf courses in Yorkshire, Hornsea Golf Course is both fair and demanding to golfers of all ability.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park

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

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

Curious about Scarborough, Guided Walks

Curious About Scarborough

Are you Curious about Scarborough? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity to get you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Have fun discovering Scarborough with two self-guided heritage walks.

The Archers Cookery School

The Arches Cookery School

The Arches Cookery School occupies a beautiful 200-year-old barn conversion, set on the family’s working arable and equestrian farm, within the North York Moors National Park.

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery

Our distillery tours run 7 days a week, on the hour, every hour from 10am - 4pm. Tours cost £10 per person and include 3 tastings of our maturing spirits. Come and see for yourselves how we are making Yorkshire's First Single Malt Whisky.

Ravenscar Visitor Centre

Ravenscar Visitor Centre

Situated at the southern end of Robin Hood’s Bay, Ravenscar Visitor Centre is a welcoming gateway to the Yorkshire Coast.