Yorkshire Coast

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Attractions | 0 comments

The Yorkshire Coastline is a rugged, charming and full of character.  Having glorious beaches, quaint fishing villages and and rocky cliffs.  Being one of the United Kingdoms most popular seaside destination and with a host of blue flag beaches at Whitby, Filey, Hornsea, Withernsea and Scarborough North Bay.

Whitby is a picturesque fishing village famous for Captain Cook and Whitby Abbey.  Wander along the cobbled and quaint streets and see the picture postcard houses looking on to the River Esk.  Just north of Whitby is a pretty village called Staithes which sits in a steep ravine.

Robin Hoods Bay is accessible by a steep cliff walk down a cobbled windy street to the ocean.  A former smugglers den sitting below a steep cliff and was the perfect getaway to hide from the law.  There are pubs, shops and cafes the most memeorable  one being carved from a solid rock.  Robin Hoods bay is located 5 miles south of  Whitby  and 15 miles north of Scarborough.

Scarborough has a rocky south bay and a sandy north bay.  Scarborough castle dominates the sky line and backs onto the beach.  There are many eating places and traditional seaside entertainment.  North Yorkshire Moors National park is on the edge of the resort.  Scarborough is called the “Queen of the Yorkshire Coast” and has Whitby to it’s north and Filey and Bridlington to it’s south.

There is an abundance of places to see and visit and the list is endless.  To quickly mention but just a few of the other gems on the Yorkshire Coast, Staithes, Runswick Bay, Flamborough, Filey and Hornsea are all worth a visit.


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