The Yorkshire Coast, spoilt for choice when it comes to a trip to the beach. Choices of sandy beaches, fossil hunting, rock pools, bird spotting, traditional fishing villages, or quaint bays, the Yorkshire Coast has them all.

Here is our Top 10

1. Filey

Filey seafront down to Bempton & Flamborough

A long wide stretch of golden sand perfect for a fun filled family day out. Car parking, toilet facilities, amusements, food outlets including fish and chips from The Coble Landing and Barnes of Filey Ice Cream.

2. Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay by Julie Quick

The award winning Runswick Bay is a quaint little bay in a beautiful location. Great for fossil hunting and rock pools.

3. Bridlington

Bridlington by Rich Hart

Lovely wide beach which spans for miles, so great for a day out on the beach or a long walk. South Bay has a huge car park with toilet facilities, cafe, park and ride and land train. You can walk from the harbour along the promenade past The Spa, passed the beach huts along to Belvedere Cafe.

4. Hunmanby Gap

Hunmanby Gap by Julie Quick

Another favourite with a Cafe. The large grass field car park is on the cliff top, with a walk down a steep road past the cafe then down to the large sandy beach. Shallow pools as the tide goes out.

5. Scarborough

South Bay and Harbour Scarborough by Rich Hart

Scarborough has North Bay, popular with surfers, bathers and for rock pools near the Sea Life Centre when the tide is out. You can drive along the seafront from North round to South Bay. Plenty of attractions on the south side.

6. Whitby

Whitby by Rich Hart

Large clean sandy beach with great views from the dominant Whitby Abbey. Rock pools to explore or a lovely walk round to Sandsend. Amusements, shops and harbour.

7. Sewerby

Sewerby by Rich Hart

Unspoilt quiet stretch of sandy beach and pebbles.

8. Robin Hoods Bay

Tide in at Robin Hoods Bay by Rich Hart

From the nearest car park its a short walk down a narrow steep road to the beautiful expanse of beach. Great for fossil or crab hunting. Check the tide times before you go.

9. Danes Dyke

Danes Dyke near Sewerby by Rich Hart

Good for walks and lovely views. Pebble beach, Car park very reasonable and nice cafe. Check the tide times before you go. Woodland walk down to the beach.

10. Cayton Bay

Cayton Bay by Rich Hart

Popular for fossil hunting and bird watching and is home to Scarborough Surf School.

Tide Times & Weather

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Which is your favourite Yorkshire Coast Beach and why? Please comment below.

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