Since the 1660s Scarborough has been a popular holiday destination, making it Britain’s first seaside resort. It’s a busy little spot, and you can see why, with its two long and sandy beaches and countless tourist attractions to entertain visitors of all ages. But if you’d rather stay somewhere a little quieter the surrounding coastline and countryside boasts some real gems to choose from.
To the north of Scarborough are the pretty villages of Scalby, Burniston and Cloughton, and atop the cliffs below Robin Hood’s Bay is Ravenscar, boasting magnificent views along the coastline and out to see. Heading inland to the west the A170 provides access to lots of pretty villages, including Ebberston, Brompton-by-Sawdon, Snainton, Brompton and Sawdon. South of Scarborough, and a favourite with surfers, is Cayton Bay.
The Yorkshire coastline is a designated Heritage Coast, which means that it’s one of about 40 stretches of protected coastline in England and Wales. Much of the coastline is also part of the North York Moors National Park, making it doubly special!