North Yorkshire is in the North East of England. This part of the UK offers forty five miles of dramatic coast with the Moors as a backdrop. Rugged with beautiful beaches, rocky coves, fishing villages, high cliffs and larger resorts.

Scarborough has two glorious sandy bays and attractions to keep even the busiest family active. Scarborough Castle perches on the headland, with the town below reaching to the harbour offering insights into its Viking past. Robin Hood's Bay is sleepy but perfect for slow shopping and afternoon teas and just past the bay is Whitby dominated by the Gothic Abbey and inspiration for Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'.

Theatre, music shows, country markets, concerts, folk festivals, food and beverage festivals and street entertainment are to be found all down this coast line along with attractions like the Sealife Centre, the Whitby Folk Festival and the Filey Edwardian Festival and Motorcycle racing at Oliver's Mount.

Sailing, fishing, gold and bowls are just a few of the many activities offered in the area.

Why not check beaches nearby as we have 22 beaches in North Yorkshire, or have a look at our list of North Yorkshire dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:


    Hayburn Wyke Beach

    Bran Sands Beach

    Ravenscar Beach

    Marske Sands Beach

    Castle Howard

    Whitby lifeboat station

    Staithes and Runswick lifeboat station

    Scarborough North Bay Beach

    Scarborough Harbour

    Sandsend Beach

    Runswick Sands Beach

    Woodpecker Pods

Some more locations in North Yorkshire