Whitby Regatta Fireworks

Colin Carter / NYMNPA

Boggle Hole Beach & Robin Hood's Bay

Tony Bartholomew / NYMNPA

Whitby Harbour

Tony Bartholomew / NYMNPA


Tony Bartholomew / Turnstone Media

Yorkshire Coast & Whitby 


The Yorkshire Coast is a world famous stretch of English coastline that runs from the Tees Estuary to the Humber Estuary.

The Yorkshire Coast is naturally beautiful and extremely diverse, with scenery ranging from the small fishing villages of Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes and the cliffs of Whitby to white sandy beaches and the resort towns of Scarborough and Filey.

Whitby has established itself as a tourism capital and visitors are lured by its quirky winding streets, maritime heritage and the fact that it was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s famous gothic novel ‘ Dracula’.  The North York Moors Railway is a great way to get to Whitby and the Town itself offers plenty of good quality dining options.  However, smaller coastal villages such as Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes have their own unique charm, are steeped in maritime heritage and are well worth visiting.

 The best beaches (all within easy driving distance) include:

  • Sandsend
  • Robin Hood’s Bay
  • Staithes
  • Runswick Bay
  • Saltburn-by-the-Sea
  • Filey
  • Scarbough

 Main attractions include: 

  • Whitby
  • Whitby Abbey
  • Sea Life Sanctuary, Scarborough
  • Alpamare, Scarborough (Water Park)

 Finally, don’t forget the fish and chips – Yorkshire is famous for it and Whitby in particular.


Saltburn Beach & Pier – Fridge Productions / NYMPNA

Runswick Bay – Tony Bartholomew / NYMNPA