Top 10 Beaches

Whitby Beach

Whitby Beach offers something for everyone: Blue Flag waters for those who like a paddle; fascinating rock pools for those interested in the local marine life; spectacular cliffs steeped in geological history for visiting explorers; and clean sandy beaches for those who just like to relax in the sunshine and soak up the atmosphere. Chalets are available to hire during the summer months, and a cliff lift offers a quick and convenient trip up and down the cliffs for when there is just too much to carry.

Scarborough North Bay

Blue Flag awarded, sandy family beach backed by hills and cliffs. Scarborough Castle dominates the skyline overlooking the beach – and a miniature railway running right along the bay. With its beaches – North and South, boat trips and attractions this is the ideal family destination for holiday fun and relaxation.

Bridlington North Beach

Bridlington North is an award winning Blue Flag sand and shingle beach surrounded by wide promenades backed against the impressive Flamborough cliffs. Bridlington’s beaches – North and South, beach huts, the picturesque, bustling harbour and a town full of family attractions make for the perfect seaside resort.

Sandsend Beach

A small, picturesque beach situated on Yorkshire’s heritage coastline. It is a popular haunt with fossil collectors and fishing enthusiasts. An ideal playground for the family with the beck providing safe paddling and boating for children of all ages. The beach runs into Whitby Sands which makes it a nice length for a brisk walk.


A glorious wide stretch of golden sand. Set in a sweeping bay, the beach is protected by the rocky grandeur of Filey Brigg, a haven for a variety of birds and wildlife. Behind the beach is the elegant Edwardian resort with its historical promenade and family-friendly atmosphere.

Runswick Bay

Small sheltered beach with rock pools either side of the bay. The beach is in front of a picture-postcard village where the houses seem to be clinging to the steep hillside. Ideal for families and walkers.

Danes Dyke

On the south side of the dramatic Flamborough Headland, the beach at Danes Dyke is an impressive 1km stretch of sand, striking white pebbles and rock pools, bound by imposing cliffs to the east and west. There are nature trails which run through Danes Dyke Local Nature Reserve. On the south side of the headland at the end of the dyke is a deep ravine giving wonderful views across Bridlington Bay. Great for fossil hunting.


Blue Flag award-winning beach, made up of fine golden sand and shingle, and behind it is the newly revamped promenade. The beach marks one end of the Trans-Pennine Trail.

Spurn Head

Spurn Head is a truly unique place in England. This National Nature Reserve is three and a half miles long and only fifty metres wide in places. Situated on the north bank of the entrance to the River Humber. A beautiful place for bird watching, sea fishing, walking or just a day out with the family.

Cayton Bay

A favourite with surfers, this magnificent wide sweeping bay is a magnet for summer holidaymakers but is beautiful whatever time of the year you visit. Great for bird watchers and fossil hunters or those who just want to relax and admire the beauty of this unspoilt area.