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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

 
 
 
Bugtopia

Bugtopia Hornsea

Find your WILD side with an adventure at Bugtopia Hornsea! Our Explorer Shows run hourly throughout the day and provide the opportunity to get hands on with a variety of bugs, insects and creepy crawlies.

Valley Gardens, Scarborough

Valley Gardens, Scarborough

Ornamental gardens close to the town centre including duck pond, Museum and Art Gallery garden, Design a Flowerbed Competition, and Daffodil trail.

The Spa Bridlington

Bridlington Spa

If you love to put on your glad rags and catch a show, you're in for a real treat. The legendary Spa has been done up to the nines, bringing it right back to its glory days.

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.

Clock Tower Cafe

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is the place to visit all year round. Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Filey Dams Nature Reserve

The last remaining freshwater marsh of any size in the area, Filey Dams is a magnet for migratory birds but is also a haven for plants, small mammals and amphibians.

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.

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.

The Endeavour Experience Whitby

The Endeavour Experience Whitby

Welcome to The Endeavour Experience. The only life size replica of Captain Cook’s HM Bark Endeavour in the northern hemisphere, and Whitby’s newest family tourist attraction.

The Moors National Park Centre

The Moors National Park Centre

For inside info on the National Park and a fun free day out. There’s an outdoor adventure play area and indoor climbing wall for kids. Interactive exhibits, a café, gift shop and contemporary gallery, Inspired by… with changing exhibitions.

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Bridlington Tourist Information Centre

Bridlington overlooks the magnificent scenery where the countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds meets the sea. The Tourist Information Centre is situated on the seafront side of the leisure centre and is surrounded by award winning beaches.

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.

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.

Alpamare Scarborough

Alpamare Scarborough

Alpamare is a new kind of water experience to the UK: a day of fun, relaxation and togetherness - and all this in an exceptionally warm, clean, friendly and safe environment.

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.

Esk Valley Theatre

Esk Valley Theatre

The Esk Valley Thetare Company are a professional theatre company offering high artistic quality and production standards.

Coast and Dale Bike Library, Scarborough

Coast and Dale Bike Library, Scarborough

The concept of a Bike Library is simple - a location or mobile unit with a fleet of bikes which are available for loan to children and families. - See more at: http://bikelibraries.yorkshire.com/ .

Filey Country Park

Filey Country Park

Filey Country Park is an excellent spot for flying kites, dog walking and bird watching. It has some of the most fabulous views of the coast in the area.

Whitby Walks

Whitby Walks

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