The Yorkshire coast is an easy day trip from York. Whether you’re hiring a car or travelling by trains and buses, there are excellent transport connections to the main coastal resorts of Whitby, Filey and Scarborough. Miles of sandy beaches and pretty lit
The Yorkshire coast is an easy day trip from York. Whether you’re hiring a car or travelling by trains and buses, there are excellent transport connections to the main coastal resorts of Whitby, Filey and Scarborough. Miles of sandy beaches and pretty little coastal towns steeped in local history lie an easy drive from the city. So pack your bucket and spade and head for our beautiful coast!
Dracula, Captain Cook, great seafood and a long sandy beach. Just a few reasons to visit the bustling town of Whitby. The sound of seagulls will forever remind me of Whitby and it remains one of my favourite seaside towns.
Robin Hoods Bay
Nestled at the bottom of a steep hill on the coast between Whitby and Scarborough lies Robin Hoods Bay with its tiny fisherman’s cottages and teeny shops. There’s not a lot here but it’s very pretty and the beach is great for children.
A great little place and my hometown. I grew up in Saltburn and spent my childhood wandering the woods and playing on the beach. There’s now a woodland centre with activities throughout the year and a lovely little cafe – great scones!
Saltburn is a fine example of a Victorian seaside town and has one of the few remaining, working funicular railways in Britain. As if that wasn’t enough there’s also a miniature railway which runs form the beach to the valley gardens in the Summer months.
Saltburn has a thriving surf scene and you can take lessons and hire all the gear from the surf shop on the promenade.
There are some great cafes (Rapps, Virgos and Camfields), pubs (The Back Alex and the Vic) and restaurants (the Kings Grill and Vista Mar), a delicious deli and a monthly farmers markets.
The Arts Bank affordable art gallery which opened in 2010 is definitely worth a visit with 3 floors of work by local artists.