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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

 
 
 
The Palace Cinema

Palace Cinema

Family owned and run local cinema showing the latest release family and quality films for a discerning audience, with a state-of-the-art digital projection.

The Lickerish Tooth

The Lickerish Tooth

The Lickerish Tooth was born from the minds of two drunk men, and a wife who went along with it.

Flamborough Outer Headland

Flamborough Outer Headland

Marked by a stretch of rugged white cliffs surrounding a small village, Flamborough Head is an outdoor lover's paradise.

Scarborough Spa

Scarborough Spa

The Spa Complex is unique amongst British Venues, not only because of its coastal location on the beautiful South Bay, but also for the variety of facilities housed within the magnificent Victorian building.

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.

YMCA Scarborough

YMCA Scarborough

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

Rosedale Walk

Rosedale

Now a peaceful, rural dale in the heart of the National Park, in the nineteenth century Rosedale was part of industrial Yorkshire, with its ironstone mines, kilns and even a moorland railway.

Ravenscar

Ravenscar

Ravenscar is 7 miles/11 kilometres south-east of Whitby. There is an impressive panorama of the great sweep of Robin Hood's Bay on the approach road to Ravenscar. The country mansion of Raven Hall, built in 1774 has become a hotel.

Historic Water Chute

Historic Water Chute and Boating Lake

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

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.

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.

Yorkshire Cycle Hub, Great Fryupdale

Yorkshire Cycle Hub

At the Yorkshire Cycle Hub you'll find a cafe, bike shop, bikes to hire, bike wash, drying room, camping pods, bunk house accommodation with en-suite bathrooms and a class room to hire.

Whitby Beach

Whitby Beach

Whitby Beach is a sandy blue flag beach, set among fine stretches of the Yorkshire coast with spectacular cliffs and bays.

Whitby Walks

Whitby Walks

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

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.

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.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park

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

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.