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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

 
 
 
Clock Tower, Scarborough

Clock Tower

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

Staithes Gallery

Staithes Gallery

Staithes Gallery displays an astonishing variety of quality contemporary art inspired by its location in a historic Yorkshire fishing village with strong artistic traditions.

Scarborough cricket week

Scarborough Cricket Club

Scarborough cricket club's history spans a century and a half, the club being founded in 1849 when the first matches were played on castle hill. The Club is within walking distance of the town centre towards the North Bay.

Lockton Tea Rooms and Gallery

Lockton Tea Rooms and Gallery

Why not treat yourself…or treat someone with a special gift voucher … and indulge in a little bit of dainty opulence…

Lion Inn to Rosedale Easy access Walk

Lion Inn to Rosedale Easy Access Walk

With great views over Rosedale and Farndale, this linear route follows the old ironstone railway which ran from Battersby Junction to the mines either side of Rosedale valley.

Snainton Riding Centre

Snainton Riding Centre

B.H.S and A.B.R.S Approved. Lessons from novices to advanced riders. All staff are fully qualified. Show jumping Indoor school or outdoor treks available at various lengths around beautiful countryside. All ages welcome

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.

Raven Hall Weddings, Ravenscar

Raven Hall Country House Hotel

Raven Hall has is one the most enviable settings for your civil wedding, reception and wedding breakfast.

Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough

Crown Spa Hotel

The Crown Spa Hotel provides the ideal environment for your business meeting rooms, training rooms and exhibitions.

Verbena Spa at the Feversham Hotel

The Feversham Arms Hotel

The Verbena Spa opened on 13th October 2008, after spending £1.2 million building a luxury and chic country spa, which has been featured in Vogue, Woman and Home & Harpers Bazaar.

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey has been home to a Community of Benedictine monks since 1802. The Abbey Church is the centre of monastic life and is open to visitors all year round.

Whitby

Whitby Town

The sea and harbour are still a magnet. They, along with the abbey ruins, quaint narrow streets, sands, museums and its many historical associations, make Whitby a major destination for tourists.

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.

Skydive in Bridlington

Skydive GB

Yorkshire's only skydive centre! Jump for charity or just for fun with stunning views of the Yorkshire Coast.

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.

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 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.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park

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

Mulgrave Woods Easy Access Walk

Mulgrave Woods Easy Access Walk

A well managed deciduous sheltered woodland offering various tracks that can be explored in Class 2 and 3 scooters. The second circuit to the Old Castle is a climb but is on a good hard track.

Cook's Endeavour Cruise Trips

Cook's Endeavour Cruise Trips

Climb on board the Bark Endeavour Whitby for a unique trip to remember.