Around & about

Coastal Attractions

Coastal attractions

With the closest beach being only an hour from the cottage, a visit to the coast is a great option. The Yorkshire coastline encompasses rugged and picturesque countryside, tiny fishing villages and large stretches of sandy beaches.


A traditional resort for great family fun – donkey rides, dramatic cliffs and amusements.


There are two sandy beaches and a bustling harbour. You can explore the Old Town, enjoy the funfair or chill on the beach.


With its atmospheric Abbey (famous for being the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula), busy working harbour and lovely medieval cobbled lanes, this is a superb destination for a seaside visit.


A great place for a family day out with five miles of sandy beach.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Dramatic scenery, steeped in history. Great for fossil hunting, famous for smuggling and shipwrecks. The lovely beach and cobbled streets are well worth the steep downhill walk from the car parks. Dog friendly all year – our favourite beach!


A pretty fishing village with a lovely beach and excellent views of Whitby Abbey. Popular with families


Once a large fishing port, Staithes is a stunning coastal village with winding, narrow streets and an abundance of fishermen’s cottages leading to the attractive harbour and small beach. It hosts a fabulous arts and craft festival each Autumn.

Runswick Bay

A former fishing village, boasting a beautiful, sheltered sandy beach. It is a very picturesque spot with paths leading North and South on the Cleveland Way. Great for rock pooling, coastal walks and fossil hunting.


The white cliffs towering over the beaches make this one of the Yorkshire coast’s most dramatic locations. A stone’s throw from the RSPB reserve of Bempton Cliffs, home to the UK’s largest mainland gannet colony.