Tourism Services, Scarborough Borough Council,
YO11 2HG
t: 01723 383636
e: tourismbureau@scarborough.gov.uk
w: www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com

Discover the Yorkshire Coast - a world of beauty and unspoilt treasures. Scarborough regarded as the world's first seaside resort, Whitby, with its Gothic charm and quaint streets and Filey, with its endless sands and stunning views with rolling hills, unspoilt moors and golden beaches attract millions of visitors every year. Wherever you stay you’re often only a few minutes away from a spectacular view

Picturesque fishing villages and quaint market towns offer an ideal base for your stay in this beautiful part of Yorkshire which has been a thriving visitor destination for centuries. 

If it’s outdoor activities you are looking for then look no further as the coast provides ample opportunities.  Surfing, sailing, walking, climbing and cycling are just some of the pastimes available.
For a more leisurely way to spend your day, why not enjoy browsing in the quaint boutiques and craft shops or visit one of the main shopping centres to purchase that ideal gift for your friends and family.
If you require further assistance planning your visit, please contact our helpful Tourist Information Bureau staff on 01723 383636

Accommodation - Yorkshire Coast

The resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey offer a diverse range of accommodation. Whether it’s a luxury hotel, small family run guest house, cosy cottage, B&B, home from home caravan or even a quirky tipi, you will be assured of finding that ideal establishment which will not only suit your needs and budget but will also assure you of a warm Yorkshire welcome.

Out & About - Explore the Region
Stunning resorts and spectacular countryside-endless opportunities for rest and relaxation.
Attractions - What to Do
45 Miles of dramatic coastline set against the beautiful North York Moors provide the perfect backdrop for the superb choice of attractions and places to visit along the Yorkshire Coast.

  • Arts Crafts and Galleries
  • Historic Houses and Sites
  • Museums
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Theatres and Entertainment
  • Theme Parks and Activity Centres

Eating, Drinking & Dining around the Yorkshire Coast
You’re truly spoilt for choice when it comes to eating, drinking and dining within the Yorkshire Coast and Countryside.

With the freshly caught delights of the coast on one side and the award winning farmlands on the other you can be assured that our cafés and restaurants only use the finest and often locally sourced ingredients.
Not only does North Yorkshire boast a divine range of food and drink, it can all be devoured while soaking up some of the best views in the country.  With a stunning combination of dramatic coastline and rich moorland, this is the perfect place to kick back, relax and tuck in!

Download Yorkshire Coast & North York Moors Delicious Trail leaflet (PDF 3.9MB)

Choose from one of our Michelin star restaurants for a taste of fine dining on those special occasions, or from one of our cosy country pubs and inns for a traditional taste of Yorkshire.
If it’s a light bite you’re looking for then why not visit one of our quaint country tearooms, or seaside cafés to refuel for the day ahead. Whatever you’re hungry for, we have the place for you. from cafes, restaurants, coffee shops and takeaways to pubs and wine bars.

Leisure Activities
45 Miles of dramatic coastline set against the beautiful North York Moors provide the perfect backdrop for the superb choice of attractions and places to visit along the Yorkshire Coast.
Many of the destination’s attractions provide visitors with the opportunity to experience bygone years and learn about the areas maritime heritage and geology.

  • Walking on the Yorkshire Coast
  • Water Sports
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Indoor Activities
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Riding and Trekkin

What's On - Events
The Yorkshire Coast and Countryside offer a fantastic range of exciting and diverse events throughout the year with a programme packed full of events to suit all ages and budgets, including live music concerts at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre, stunning plays at Alan Ayckbourn's famous Stephen Joseph Theatre and of course Britain's longest running summer seaside variety show at the beautiful Scarborough Spa, make sure you visit the Yorkshire Coast! Whatever the season, you’ll always find a feast of fun awaits you on the 'The Festival Coast'

You will never be stuck for things to see and do during your visit to the Yorkshire Coast and Countryside.  A diverse range of exciting attractions are on offer, from castles and abbeys to museums and galleries.

  • Christmas on the Yorkshire Coast – Scarborough, Whitby & Filey
  • Countryside and Crafts
  • Exhibitions
  • Fairs, Festivals and Markets
  • Music and Dance
  • Plays, Films and Shows
  • Seasonal Events
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Walks and Tours

Scarborough, Britain’s first seaside resort has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years and is still as popular as ever.

Scarborough is a great a place to stay for a holiday or short break.  The safe, sandy, accredited North Bay beach and South Bay Beach are broken by a rocky headland on which stands a reminder of the past, the historic Scarborough Castle.

The resort offers first class attractions such as the award winning Sea Life Marine Sanctuary, Scarborough Art Gallery, the Rotunda Museum and of course the newly refurbished Scarborough Open Air Theatre  - Europe's largest open air theatre (since antiquity). Scarborough is also proud to be the home of many festivals, including Seafest, Scarborough’s Maritime Festival, the iconic Scarborough Jazz Festival, Bike Week, Cycling, Scarborough Fayre, the UK Pro Surf Championships and the Scarborough Cricket Festival - providing you with year round events.

The resort offers a great choice of high street shops and boutiques. The Brunswick Centre is a prestigious all-weather shopping centre with a department store and thirty-five other retail outlets. The Centre is located in Scarborough’s pedestrianised shopping precinct, which, with the surrounding streets, has many individual boutiques, specialist shops and inviting cafes and bars.

By night you will be spoilt for choice with three fantastic theatres, each offering something different. The most famous is the Stephen Joseph Theatre, home of playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn. Music lovers can visit Scarborough's Open Air Theatre or Spa Complex, home of the only remaining seaside orchestra.

The town boasts many quality restaurants, each serving a variety of fresh local produce. The restaurants cater for all tastes with everything from seafood and a la carte establishments to Italian, Greek, Indian, Chinese and Thai cuisine.

Whitby is dominated by the cliff-top ruins of the beautiful 13th century Whitby Abbey.

The traditional maritime town of Whitby, with its cobbled streets, picturesque houses and sandy blue flag beach is a great place for a holiday or short break. Whitby is set among fine stretches of coast with spectacular cliffs, beaches and bays.

199 steps lead down from the Abbey to the old town where you find yourself in a shoppers’ paradise. With an array of unique shops offering local crafts, famous Whitby Jet jewellery, maritime memorabilia and antiques, you are sure to find that holiday treasure.

For food connoisseurs, Whitby has it all. Award winning seafood restaurants, continental delights and traditional sea-shanty inns preparing locally cooked produce and olde worlde English tea rooms serving freshly baked pastries and Yorkshire teas.

The quaint seaside resort of Filey, is the perfect place to stay for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.
Bursting with all the appeal of a traditional Edwardian coastal town, Filey offers a real sense of olde worlde charm.

The 5 mile stretch of clean, sandy, award winning beaches are the ideal place to spend your afternoons, watching the fishermen mend their nets. Or, if you’re feeling a little more active, why not explore one of the many nature trails around the town or across the magnificent Filey Brigg.

Yorkshire Coast and Countryside
The spectacular Yorkshire countryside offers endless opportunities for exercise or leisurely relaxation.
Stretching from the Yorkshire Wolds to the North York Moors National Park, embracing the long coastline’s stunning views, the Yorkshire Coast and Countryside is a great place for a holiday or short break.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway offers an 18 mile trip through the heart of the moors, down ancient Newtondale. Stop off at Goathland, the Hogwarts Express destination from the Harry Potter film and also famous as Aidensfield.

Footpaths, trails and cycleways wend across the landscape, taking you through hidden sleepy villages or up to dramatic cliff top panoramas. The Cleveland Way and Wolds Way long distance walks both traverse this countryside.

Whether enjoyed through active exploration or from the warmth of a village pub, the countryside has something new to offer in every season. Share the changing scenery as the glow of autumn brings peace from the summer crowds and nature wraps herself in russet browns, preparing for the sleep of winter.

Places to stay, places to visit, and special days out: Runswick Bay | Ruswarp | Staithes | North York Moors | Boggle Hole | Robin Hoods Bay | Ravenscar | Cayton  Bay | Reighton Sands |  Hunmanby |  Grosmont |  Gothland and Danby

Travel Information
Plan your journey - use the DirectGov journey planner.
Issues affecting your journey - use the DirectGov live travel update

Local maps

Travelling by car
The Borough of Scarborough can be reached by road nationally from the A1 or M1, both run close to York in North Yorkshire.
There are good road links into the Borough from Leeds and York using the A64 , other key roads include the A171 Middlesbrough - Whitby - Scarborough road, the A165 Scarborough to Filey and the A170 Scarborough to Thirsk roads.
Scarborough Car Parking Information.

Useful postcodes for SatNav:
Scarborough Town Hall: YO11 2HG
Whitby council offices: YO21 3AD
`Filey council offices: YO14 9DQ

Images courtesy of Scarborough - © Mike Kipling, Whitby - © Mark Denton, Filey - © Richard Wood