Key To The Yorkshire Coast

Enticing features of the Yorkshire Coast - seaside holiday resorts and tiny fishing harbours, coastal footpaths and bird sanctuaries, white cliffs and sandy beaches. From the tiny fishing harbour of Staithes in the North to the tinier, remote settlement of the Spurn Point Lifeboat Station, the Yorkshire seaside is dotted with sleepy, picturesque villages and bustling seaside resorts.

Picture of Bridlington Seafront from the funfair on the prom

Picture, if you will, the classic English seaside town. Kiddies building sandcastles on golden beaches. All the fun of the fair on the seashore. Multi-coloured stalls selling shellfish delicasies and fish 'n' chips. Boats bobbing about in the harbour at high tide - resting at crazy angles in the mud when the tide is out. Pubs, crowded with dads enjoying an afternoon pint or three, overlooking the sands. Bed and breakfast signs in every window along the prom. The ever so slightly faded facades of the once posh seafront hotels. You're probably thinking of Bridlington!

Picture of the Crescent at Filey from one of the delightful garden walks

Twelve miles up the Yorkshire coast and the other side of Flamborough Head you'll find the elegantly genteel town of Filey . This charming Edwardian seaside resort developed from a tiny fishing village and flourished as a fashionable holiday destination during the mid nineteenth century. It is still popular as an alternative to its brash, extrovert seaside neighbours, Bridlington and Scarborough. With its five miles of safe, sandy beaches ask any of the young family holidaymakers and they'll tell you Filey is a firm favourite - so much so that many of them return year after year. More about Filey

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Holiday Cottages
A great way to enjoy total freedom on your seaside holiday is to stay in a holiday cottage. You'll find many to choose from at Sykes Cottages. Use this link to start your search. Sykes Cottages

Picture of Scarborough Castle - Photo by Kev Hogg

Well - the fair may be long gone, but the ever popular, busy seaside town of Scarborough still welcomes thousands of happy visitors to the Yorkshire coast each and every year. With its miles of safe, golden sands and seafront walks it has been attracting holiday makers, young and old, for centuries. More about Scarborough

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Surely Saint Hilda, who, in the seventh century became the first abbess of Whitby Abbey, could never have imagined that the tiny fishing community clinging to the river bank nearby would grow to become one of the most important sea ports in the whole of England ... more about Whitby

Elizabeth the Steam Bus
For a truly unique experience while you're in Whitby you should take a ride with Elizabeth... more about Elizabeth

Picture of seagull - click here to read more about Staithes

Only due to a cleft in the sea cliffs were the early inhabitants of a settlement at the mouth of the Staithes Beck able to maintain a foothold on this spectacular, often wild and unforgiving coast. ... more about Staithes

Holiday Ideas
Take a look at our dedicated page on ‘Holiday Ideas’ , featuring family seaside holidays, walking holidays along the Yorkshire Coast and a few other suggestions to help you plan your ideal holiday to Yorkshire.

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Picture of Elizabeth the Whitby Steam Bus posing beside Captain Cook's statue in Whitby. Click the picture to see more...

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Picture of the harbour at Staithes on the Yorkshire Coast. Click the picture to see more...