The Yorkshire coast has stunning natural landscapes, boasting the first Victorian seaside resorts, iconic harbour towns and the outstanding North York Moors.
Stretching from Spurn Point to Saltburn-by-the-Sea, this unique coastline is home to a rich choice of pretty seaside towns and villages, from traditional resorts like Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey, to historic fishing communities like Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and Staithes, many of which are located in the stunning North York Moors National Park.
The North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast is 36 miles long and stretches from Saltburn, just north of the National Park, down to Scalby Mills near Scarborough.
To the south of the Yorkshire coast you’ll encounter the dramatic chalk cliffs of Flamborough and the ocean views at Bempton, home to around half a million seabirds. The seascape becomes gradually gentler as you approach Spurn Head which features a long sandy spit which stretches out into the Humber Estuary.
Sandwiched between beautiful moorland and the North Sea, is a special 26-mile strip of heritage coastline.
The North York Moors containing the National Park feature wide open moors, big skies, amazing expanses of purple heather, and a beautiful coastline.For a taste of a traditional seaside resort, head to Scarborough. With its dramatic cliffs, wide open beaches and numerous attractions, it’s no wonder that visitors have been flocking to the resort for almost 400 years.
Immerse yourself in more than 2,500 years of history at Scarborough Castle, visit the Rotunda Museum of geology or enjoy the shellfish stalls and beach huts on the seafront.
Direct flights from Holland, Germany and France to both Leeds and Newcastle.
Two trains per hour from central London direct to Hull in under 3 hours or to Scarborough via York (3 hours). Further regional links can be made along the coast.
Several coaches a day direct from central London to Hull in under 7 hours.
Daily overnight ferry from Rotterdam to Hull (12 hours) or Amsterdam to Newcastle (15 1/2 hours).
Available from airports and regionally. Collections from train stations can be arranged.