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
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
The award winning Runswick Bay is a quaint little bay in a beautiful location. Great for fossil hunting and rock pools.
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
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.
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.
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.
Unspoilt quiet stretch of sandy beach and pebbles.
8. Robin Hoods Bay
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
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
Popular for fossil hunting and bird watching and is home to Scarborough Surf School.
Tide Times & Weather
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