Top 50 Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Looking for things to do when visiting Yorkshire? These 50 attractions on the Yorkshire Coast are well worth a visit.

Yorkshire is the largest of England’s historical counties although now divided administratively into three. Its coastline stretches from the River Tees in the North to the Humber in the South, a distance of around 65 miles if you follow the Ordnance Survey high tide line. It divides fairly neatly into different sections and each has attractions that make a visit well worthwhile.

Teesside; Top 50 Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum recreates the 18th Century for visitors interested in this legendary explorer. It is located in Great Ayton where Teesside meets the North York Moors.

Address: 101 High Street, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, TS9 6NB

Phone: +44 1642 724296

The Arches Cookery School; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
The Arches Cookery School; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

The Arches Cookery School in Crinkle Bank Farm Loftus takes place in a 200-year old barn conversion on this arable and equestrian farm.

Address: Grinkle Park Farm, Loftus, Easington, Saltburn-by-The-Sea, Cleveland, TS13 4UD

Phone: +44 1287 643087

Saltburn Leisure Centre; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Saltburn Leisure Centre; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Saltburn Leisure Centre has activities for all the family who are looking for exercise, perhaps when the weather outside is not too good?

Address: Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn-By-The-Sea, North Yorkshire, TS12 1HJ

The Visitors Centre - Guisborough; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
The Visitors Centre – Guisborough; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

The forest trails to High Cliff Nab above Guisborough, returning through Hutton Village are great family fun; learn more from the Forest & Walkway Visitors’ Centre in Pinchinthorpe.

Address: Pinchinthorpe, Guisborough, North Yorkshire, TS14 8HD 

Phone: +44 1287 631132

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum in Skinningrove near Saltburn is on the site of the first ironstone mine in the area. You can learn about how ironstone was first discovered in the Cleveland Region and much more.

Address: Deepdale, Skinningrove, Saltburn-by-The-Sea, Cleveland, TS13 4AP

Phone: +44 1287 642877

North York Moors; Top 50 Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Ellerburn Bank Nature Reserve; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Ellerburn Bank Nature Reserve; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Ellerburn Bank Nature Reserve in Dalby Forest near Pickering is filled with butterflies and moths in season and the colour of wild flowers. The Forest itself is a great place for family picnics, walking biking and orienteering.

Address: Dalby Forest Dr, Pickering, YO18 7LU

Little Beck Wood Nature Reserve; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Little Beck Wood Nature Reserve; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Little Beck Wood Nature Reserve close to Whitby is another delightful natural area with a good variety of trees and plants as well as small mammals and birds.

Address: Little Beck Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5HA

Staithes Gallery; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Staithes Gallery; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Staithes is an historic fishing village and among the charms of its narrow streets and cottages is the Staithes Gallery with art inspired by the village and its surrounds.

Address: High Street, Staithes, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BH

Phone: +44 1947 841840

Star Inn in Harome; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Star Inn in Harome; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

The Star Inn in Harome near Helmsley has earned a reputation for its food far beyond the boundaries of Yorkshire.

Address: High Street, Harome, nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5JE

Phone: +44 1439 770397

North Yorkshire Moors Railway; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
North Yorkshire Moors Railway; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

North Yorkshire Moors Railway has created a reputation far beyond the borders of Yorkshire and receives a host of visitors annually.

Address: Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

The Great Yorkshire Brewery; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
The Great Yorkshire Brewery; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

The Great Yorkshire Brewery in Cropton is one of a number of microbreweries that is making a huge impact in the drinking tastes of the local population, real ales that are answering the trend of nationally distributed beers and lagers from large concerns.

Address: The New Inn & Cropton Brewery, Cropton, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HH

Phone: +44 1751 417330

Esk Valley Theatre

Eskdale Valley Theatre Company in Glaisdale offers plenty of evening entertainment for visitors to this village in the heart of the National Park.

Address: The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW

The Moors National Park Centre; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
The Moors National Park Centre; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

The Moors National Park Centre in Danby includes a lovely gallery where the work is inspired by the National Park’s stunning scenery.

Address: The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Phone: +44 1439 772737

Rievaulx Abbey; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Rievaulx Abbey; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Rievaulx Abbey and the pleasant walk that passes this historic monastery is certainly something to consider if you are anywhere close by.

Address: Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, York, YO62 5LB

Helmsley Castle; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Helmsley Castle; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Helmsley Castle above the market town is an impressive structure which will remind visitors of the history of the region.

Address: Castlegate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5AB

Chris Geall Gallery; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Chris Geall Gallery; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Chris Geall’s Gallery in Grosmont displays his work, commonly done in oil with a large palette knife and usually portraying the North York Moors and Coastline.

Address: Front Street, Grosmont, North Yorkshire, YO22 5QE

Phone: +44 1947 895 007

Sutton Bank National Park Centre; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Sutton Bank National Park Centre; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Sutton Bank National Park Centre is the starting point for walking and cycling trails offering lovely views over the region, especially from the Cliff Edge.

Address: Sutton Bank, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

Beck Isle Museum; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Beck Isle Museum; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Beck Isle Museum in Pickering gives visitors an insight into rural life in Victorian times with examples of a grocer’s shop. A child’s room, kitchen and workshop.

Address: Bridge Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8DU

Phone: +44 1751 473653

Whitby; Top 50 Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Whitby Abbey; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Whitby Abbey; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Whitby Abbey towers over the town and sea. It has recently earned the title as Britain’s most romantic ruins.

Address: East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

W. Hammond Jewellers Whitby

At the foot of Whitby’s 199 Steps to the Abbey, W. Hamond Jewellers are the oldest manufacturers and sellers Whitby Jet Jewellery and ornaments, a museum in this famous black stone.

Address: 112 Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DE

Phone: +44 1947 603 330

Inside Captain Cook Memorial Museum; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Inside Captain Cook Memorial Museum; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby is a celebration of the life of this famous local adventurer and explorer. It is listed among the top small visitor attractions by Visit England Awards for Excellence.

Address: Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

Phone: +44 1947 601 900

The Whitby Leisure Center; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
The Whitby Leisure Center; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

The Whitby Leisure Centre on the West Cliff is an escape on a wet day if you want some exercise and prefer not to shelter in bar or café.

Address: Whitby Leisure Centre, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HA

Phone: +44 1947 604 640

Whitby Pavilion Complex; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Whitby Pavilion Complex; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Whitby Pavilion Complex on the West Cliff includes The Victorian Theatre and the refurbished Northern Lights Suite which hosts a range of events throughout the year.

Addess: Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HA

Phone: +44 1947 458 899

Whitby Harbour; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Whitby Harbour; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Whitby Harbour is still a working harbour, walk around and soak up the atmosphere as the fishing boats pass under the Swing Bridge. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants which line the harbour walls and you can enjoy a boat trip from a number of vessels which set sail from the harbour.

Address: New Quay Rd, Whitby YO21 3BQ

Whitby Brewery; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Whitby Brewery; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Whitby Brewery on the East Cliff is just a few years old but its ales have already become firm favourites in the local pubs.

Address: Abbey Farm, East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JR

Phone: +44 1947 228 871

Dracula Experience; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Dracula Experience; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Dracula and Whitby are closely associated, the town being seen as the inspiration for the character. Take the tour of the Dracula Experience and the Whitby connection with the use of animated scenes, special effects and live performance.

Address: 5 Marine Parade, Whitby YO21 3PR

Phone: +44 1947 601 923

Whitby West Cliff

West Cliff attractions include a paddling pool, bumper boats, skate park and mini-gold with plenty for kids of all ages to enjoy. There is easy access to Whitby Beach from the West Cliff lift along with stunning cliff top walks.

Address: West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3H

Sea wall at Robin Hoods Bay
Sea wall at Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay just south of Whitby is a quaint former fishing village with narrow alleyways heading down to the sea and cottages built in the heyday of fishing. There are many things to do and see in Robin Hood’s Bay, take a look a our suggestions here.

Address: Robin Hood’s Bay, Y022 4SJ

Raven Hall Country House Hotel; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Raven Hall Country House Hotel; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

You will get a great view of Robin Hood’s Bay from the village of Ravenscar with Raven Hall, now a hotel, dating back to 1774.

Address: Raven Hall Road, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NA

Phone: +44 1723 870 353

Scarborough; Top 50 Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Scarborough Castle; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Scarborough Castle; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Scarborough Castle’s history began almost 2,500 years ago. It is situated on the headland between North and South Bays with a sheer cliff drop below to the sea, an easy position to defend.

Address: Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

South Cliff Italian Gardens; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
South Cliff Italian Gardens; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

South Cliff Italian Gardens are a beautiful reminder of Scarborough’s Victorian heritage.

Address: Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

Scarborough South Bay; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Scarborough South Bay; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

The South Bay in Scarborough has everything for a family with young children; the sands are lovely. A small working harbour has a few fishing boats and pleasure craft as well in the marina area.

Address: 18 West Pier, Scarborough, YO11 1PD

Scarborough Art Gallery; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Scarborough Art Gallery; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Scarborough Art Gallery opened in the middle of the 19th Century and offers visitors two rooms of lovely exhibits.

Address: The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Burton Riggs Nature Reserve; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Burton Riggs Nature Reserve; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Burton Riggs Nature Reserve close to Seamer is a birdwatchers’ paradise. The lakes are home, and migration stopovers for a wide range of wildfowl and waders, especially impressive in autumn and winter.

Address: Seamer, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4QE

Peasholm Park
Peasholm Park in the North Bay; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Peasholm Park in the North Bay has a long history of welcoming locals and visitors to the Town with the naval warfare on the Lake the major attraction.

Address: Peasholm Park, North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR

Anne Bronte’s Grave; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Anne Bronte’s Grave; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Anne Bronte’s Grave is in St. Mary’s Church in Scarborough, a town she was known to love and one which was mentioned fondly in both her novels.

Address: Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

Scarborough Lifeboat Station; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Scarborough Lifeboat Station; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Scarborough Lifeboat House helps visitors to understand the important work that the RNLI does and has done for many decades.

Address: Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 1PB

Falsgrave Park
Falsgrave Park; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Falsgrave Park in Scarborough is a community facility for all to enjoy; a play area, scenic woodland and stunning coastal imagery.

Address: 43 Springhill Rd, Scarborough, YO12 4AE

Terror Towers; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Terror Towers; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Terror Tower is Scarborough’s Haunted House attraction which combines live actors, animated scenes with special effects.

Address: 21 Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 1PB

Phone: +44 1723 375 975

The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre remembers the vivid history of the region; ship building, fishing, shipwrecks, the days of pirates and smuggling, the region’s connections with the Titanic and both World Wars, even superstition.

Address: 45 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NH

Phone: +44 1723 369 361

Bridlington & East Yorkshire; Top 50 Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Richard Burton Art Centre; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Richard Burton Art Centre; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Richard Burton Art Centre displays the work of this local landscape artist, mostly in water colours and the theme of the local environment. In addition, there are photographs, local crafts and paintings from other artists.

Address: 19 Main Road, Buckton, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 1HU

Skydive GB; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Skydive GB; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Skydive GB provides the chance to see the Yorkshire Coast from above.

Address: East Leys Farm, Grindale, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 4YB

Phone: +44 1262 228 033

Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park is a family run business with plenty to offer for a family day out.

Address: Carnaby Covert Lane, Carnaby, Bridlington, Yorkshire, YO15 3QF

Phone: +44 1262 673 653

Bay Watersports; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Bay Watersports; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Bay Watersports offer plenty of water sports on the Yorkshire Coast including paddle boarding and kayaking.

Address: Hawthorn House, Primrose Valley Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9QR

Phone: +44 7568 469 934

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens in Driffield gives you the chance to enjoy an impressive house with four centuries of treasures inside.

Address: Burton Agnes, Driffield, Yorkshire, YO25 4NB

Crescent Gardens Filey
Crescent Gardens; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Crescent Gardens is a great place to spend some time looking out over the bay.

Address: The Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HZ

Ga11ery Eleven; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Ga11ery Eleven; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Ga11ery Eleven is a place for art lovers where they will find original work, prints and driftwood sculptures.

Address: John Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DW

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Seabird Centre; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Seabird Centre is among the most important seabird colonies in the whole of Europe with thousands of gulls, gannets and auks nesting there annually.

Address: Cliff Ln, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF

Phone: +44 1262 422 212

Sand le Mere Holiday Village; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Sand le Mere Holiday Village; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Sand le Mere Holiday Village near Hornsea offers plenty of activities for families.

Address: Southfield Lane, Tunstall, East Yorkshire HU12 0JF

Sledmere House; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Sledmere House; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Sledmere House is one of Yorkshire’s finest, a place which has a museum, play and picnic areas as well as the lovely building itself.

Address: Sledmere, Driffield, Yorkshire, YO25 3XG

Sewerby Hall & Gardens; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast
Sewerby Hall & Gardens; Top Attractions on the Yorkshire Coast

Sewerby Hall & Gardens with its cliff top location includes a children’s zoo and much more.

Address: Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA

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