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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

 
 
 
Pickering Castle (English Heritage)

Pickering Castle

Situated in an attractive market town at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, Pickering Castle is a classic 12th century motte-and-bailey castle.

Crescent Arts

Crescent Arts

We are the only exclusively contemporary art gallery in Scarborough, showing work by local, national and international artists.

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo

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

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.

Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden

Helmsley Walled Garden, five acres of stunning herbaceous borders, Victorian vine houses, Kitchen Garden, Orchard and other garden rooms.

Summer Queen and West Pier

Whitby Coastal Cruises

Whitby Coastal Cruises, The Yellow Boats, are Whitby's biggest pleasure trip company.

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.

Whitby Open Top Bus Tour

Open Top Whitby Town Guided Tour Bus

Hop on to our open top bus for a unique sightseeing tour of Whitby.

Horsetown Beers Limited

Horsetown Beers Limited

Beer Company selling beers that celebrate the history of Horse Racing in Malton and Middleham in North Yorkshire. 5p from every bottle and pint we sell is donated to Racing Welfare.

Runcible Spoon

Runcible Spoon

Inspired by Edward Lear's Owl and the Pussy Cat, we offer a warm and friendly atmosphere to enjoy art, ceramics and a selection of teas, good coffee, cakes and home cooked hot and cold food.

Wharram Percy

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village

The most famous and intensively studied of Britain's 3,000 or so deserted medieval villages, Wharram Percy occupies a remote but attractive site in a beautiful Wolds valley.

Kunsthuis Gallery

Kunsthuis Gallery

Kunsthuis is a contemporary art gallery located 15 miles north of York in the beautiful scenic village of Crayke.

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.

Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults

Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults

A traditional indoor market selling a wide choice of goods. plus personal, friendly service. Beneath the main market you will find the market valults shopping centre.

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre has an exhibition and information on the history of Scarborough, ship building, fishing and the maritime life of the port and harbour going back to the Romans and Vikings.

Clock Tower, Scarborough

Clock Tower

The famous Clock Tower overlooking the South Bay as featured in the The Royal TV series.

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.

St Marys Church, Scarborough

Anne Bronte's Grave

Burial site of the late literary icon, Anne Bronte. She is buried in St Mary's Church graveyard in Scarborough; a place she loved; a place she portrayed in both her novels.