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Seafood Coast

From haute cuisine to everyone’s favourite fish and chips, you’re spoilt for choice when you come to the Yorkshire Coast.

No holiday to the Yorkshire Coast would be complete without a taste of some superb local fish and seafood, landed fresh. 

England's Seafood FEAST

The dates for next year's England's Seafood FEAST have been announced#

20th September to 6th October 2019. 

The Yorkshire Coast is home to some of the freshest and most tasty fish and seafood cuisine in the country.

The freshest fish you can get
The busy fleets of local day fishing boats delivers to the fish market and local restaurants, ensuring fish is no more than 24 hours out of the sea. So you can enjoy your fish at its very best, whether it’s the English classic fish and chips or part of a Michelin-starred tasting menu.

Walking England’s Seafood Coast
Discover the North Yorkshire Seafood Coast as you walk the Seafood Coast, with plenty of places to eat and re-fuel yourself along the way. From rocky cliffs and quiet coves to long, sandy beaches, the coastline from Whitby to Bridlington is spectacular and beautiful. And it doesn’t just appeal to us human visitors – the abundance and diversity of fish and shellfish attracts guillemots, dolphins, porpoises and even an occasional humpback whale. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Some of the country’s top seafood chefs work on the Seafood Coast

With access to the highest quality fresh fish, it’s little wonder some of the country’s top seafood chefs choose to work in this beautiful part of the world. 

Discover England’s Coast

Stunning landscapes, historic castles, world-class seafood and crispy fish ‘n’ chips – the English coastline has it all!

Relax in a self-catering lodge, boutique hotel or cosy bed and breakfast, explore our fascinating culture or get close to nature– be as active or relaxed as you like.
England’s Coast is an exciting new booking platform that brings to life the wealth of experiences that can be enjoyed on the English coastline year-round. Explore our different regions then choose where to stay and what you want to do on our beautiful coast.

Visit the castles of Northumberland, explore heritage fishing villages in Yorkshire or go seal or bird-watching on the East Coast. Choose water sports in the South West, walk our World Heritage Jurassic Coast or explore the cultural centres of Brighton and Eastbourne, England’s Coast is ideal for an Autumn getaway or Springtime escape.

Come and discover England’s Coast – it’s closer than you think!



Explore the best of the striking Yorkshire coastline including England’s first seaside resort, Scarborough, and the stunning North York Moors, or visit the seabird colonies at Flamborough head and the fishing heritage of Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay.

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Spurn Point Nature reserve or experience the cultural city of Hull. England’s Yorkshire Coast is ideal for an Autumn getaway or Springtime escape



HUMPBACK WHALE FLUKE 1. Take a trip off the coast of Whitby with “The Whale Whisperer” to experience encounters with porpoise, white beaked and bottle nosed dolphins, Minke, humpback, sei and fin whales and seals. - Whitby Whale Watching (peak period August-November)
2. ‘Become a Yorkshire Coast Explorer’ on a guided fossil hunt. Encounter Jurassic dinosaur footprints and fossils from millions of years in the past nestled in our coastline today. – Hidden Horizons
3. Make a social call to seals rescued from local coastal waters before being released back into the wild! Meet penguins from Peru, Japanese spider crabs, Giant turtles, sea dragons and UK native Rays and Sharks! - Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary
4. Witness the UKs top wildlife spectacle & largest seabird colony in their home at Bempton chalk Cliffs. – RSPB Seabird Centre Bempton
5. Kippers for breakfast? Naturally smoking fish for over 137 years - Fortunes kippers
6. Be a culinary artiste! Create a fish dish using home grown vegetables and local produce on the edge of the North York Moors and the coast - The Arches Cookery School
7. Forage the pools and gullies of Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes and cook edible seaweed, plants and shellfish …. Taste the Wild
8. Eat fresh and fine in local lad and Michelin-starred chef’s newest restaurant perched on the harbour’s edge. - The Star Inn The Harbour, Whitby.

Visitor Guide

The North Yorkshire Coast is the meeting place for the region’s ancient past and its vibrant future; every mile of coastland from Filey up to Staithes speaks to its own storied history, while each resort that makes its home along this 37 mile stretch exhibits a mix of 21st Century modernity and rural charm. The North Yorkshire Coast is a true chronological and cultural crossroads, a quality which sets the area apart both locally and nationally.

In addition to sharing an indelible connection to the history of the English seaside, Scarborough continues to evolve; Britain’s ‘first resort’ has expanded its repertoire beyond the traditional Spa Waters that transformed its reputation throughout Victorian Britain. In 2018 the roots of its heritage are still apparent but Scarborough is now every bit the modern seaside destination; indeed, with its contemporary buildings, packed cultural calendar and wide-ranging digital connectivity, VisitEngland reports that the Borough is the nation’s most visited destination for overnight visits outside of London.

Amongst the area’s most tangible links to its rich maritime heritage reside in Whitby; the town provided a backdrop for the formative seagoing years of Captain James Cook, and thousands arrive there annually to survey the historic harbour from the glorious grounds of the Abbey. The Captain Cook Memorial Museum preserves a number of original exhibits, including manuscripts and Pacific artefacts, in the very building where Britain’s most famous explorer came to serve his apprenticeship in 1746. The darker side of the region’s seafaring past awaits at Robin Hood’s Bay. Don’t be tempted to take this tranquil fishing village at face value; Robin Hood’s Bay was once a notorious port, frequented by fearsome smuggling gangs in the 18th Century. The subterranean routes used to transport contraband from the harbour still remain and can be followed year-round on a Smugglers guided tour.

The North Yorkshire Coast has deep cultural roots, and lovers of art, theatre and live performance will find the area caters to all tastes. Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre attracts leading musical acts each summer, with Il Divo, Alfie Boe and The Script already confirmed for 2018. The town is also home to the historic Spa complex, a popular stage for leading names in the world of music, stand-up comedy and show business. The newly-refurbished Stephen Joseph Theatre, situated in the town centre, continues to debut each new production by celebrated playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn, in addition to local theatrical works and cinematic screenings, while Filey’s Evron Centre, the town’s artistic hub, regularly hosts concerts, film screenings, and recitals. What’s more, throughout the warmer months, Filey’s streets become stages for live performance during a variety of outdoor events, most notably the world-famous Filey Folk Festival. Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage allows visitors to enter local artists’ studios and homes, following an interactive art trail through the town. Whitby’s premier cultural venue is the Pavilion, a grand Victorian building that accommodates festivals and exhibitions, in addition to regular live music, dramatic productions and cinema.

Filey’s beguiling combination of clifftop byways and coastal wildlife make it the first choice for those looking to experience the Yorkshire Coastline at its most primitive. From the Northern Brigg, where Filey’s beaches extend far into the distance, to the nearby freshwater lagoons known locally as the Dams, the area puts you into immediate close contact with a variety of seabirds and animals.
Dining options along the Coast are many and varied; take your evening meal 500 feet above sea level and take in an exclusive view of the town as you eat, or buy freshly-caught seafood at the water’s edge. Whitby Fish and Chips are purported to be the very finest anywhere in the world, so ensure your stop over is complete with a healthy serving. The coastline contains many award winning restaurants serving fresh local produce, traditional tearooms, and cosy pubs delivering an expansive range of menus, illustrating the North Yorkshire Coast’s rich and multicultural community.

The destinations that inhabit this varied stretch of Coastline are by turns tranquil, dramatic, picturesque, but always unique. Go adventuring and uncover the many mysteries of the North Yorkshire Coast’s past, or slow down, de-stress and find yourself once again, in the present.


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Christian Taylor – Christian is a Chef turned Mobile Caterer ! Recently seen In and around the Yorkshire coast in his own American style food truck, aptly named The Taylor Made Kitchen, serving culinary delights ranging from Buffalo burgers, Vietnamese chicken curry right down to homemade ice cream. You are sure to find some great tasting food served up by this Scarborough Chef.
Christian Taylor
Martyn Hyde - Martyn grew up in Sheffield, but has always had close connections to the Yorkshire coast. For many years, he ran a successful restaurant in Thailand, The Drunken Monkey. His time there and his travels around the Far East and the States, plus partner Stephen Dinardo’s Shetland heritage, have all been major influences on the style of food at Eat Me Café which the couple run in Scarborough. Eat Me Café has won many awards, most recently Local Gem 2018 in The Good Food Guide and Best Place to Eat in the 2017 Toast of the Coast Awards.
Martin Hyde
Rob Clark - Rob was born in Scarborough, attended Yorkshire Coast College and was trained by Chef Lecturer Ken Allison. Rob went on to work at The Star Inn, Harome to work alongside Andrew Pern on the main course section, and The Box Tree, Ilkley. Both awarded Michelin Stars and a host of other accolades and awards. Rob went on to join Yorkshire Coast College as a Chef Lecturer for 7 years, to training the Hospitality chefs of the future, to then finally establish Clarks Restaurant in Scarborough 2016.
Captain Mal Nicholson – Owner and Captain of HMS Pickle - Tall Ships Captain Mal Nicholson is a 4th generation engineer, who bought HMS Pickle in 2014. It was a recreation of the vessel that brought the news of the Battle of Trafalgar. HMS Pickle was previously a spy ship for Lord Nelson, and was rescued in Gibraltar as a wreck. Mal took her to Portugal and rebuilt her over a two year period, then sailed from Portugal to Portsmouth, and then onto its home berth in Hull.

Harrison Barraclough – Executive Chef, Plum & Partridge, Husthwaite

Yorkshire born and bred Harrison is a passionate and award-winning chef based at the Plum and Partridge in Husthwaite. Harrison was one of the youngest chefs in the UK to win an AA rosette at the ripe old age of 19 and has continued to collect accolades for almost a decade since. He strongly believes that no matter where you are, you should exploit the seasonal produce on your doorstep and work closely with local suppliers.

Steph Moon - Stephanie Moon is having an exciting year in 2018 she is Chef Consultant to Rudding Park and gets to cook with some of the finest produce from their extensive kitchen gardens. Steph was crowned 'Yorkshire Food Hero' at the Deliciouslyorkshire Taste Awards 2017. Steph has travelled the world with her job, also been on BBC 2 Great British Menu and BBC1 Chefs Put Your Menu Where Your Mouth Is.
Stephanie Moon
Luke Daniels - Luke is a self taught chef, and has recently been promoted to head chef at the Weston hotel, Scarborough, where their focus is on locality and seasonality. He has worked at several well-known places around Scarborough, such as Ox Pasture Hall and The Green Room.