Beach Holidays

Sand, sea and sun...

The Yorkshire coast is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the North of England and it’s easy to see why. Resort like Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington with their clean golden sandy beaches, rock shops and ice cream parlours make for the perfect self catering holiday.

Scarborough is blessed with two beaches. The South bay Beach is where all the action is. Treat the children to a donkey ride or visit one of the many amusements that aline the shoreline.  Cafes, fish and chip shops, arcades and theatres all feature along the promenade so you will never have to move far from the golden sandy beach for refreshments or activities for the children.

If you prefer a quieter pace of life then the North Bay will suit. There aren’t as many amusements or shops backing the bay so you can enjoy a quiet stroll along the shoreline taking in the beautiful views without being disturbed. Scarborough Castle over looks both bays and is well worth a visit.

Whitby has a blue flag beach which is dominated by the cliff-top ruins of Whitby Abbey.  With a lifeguard present in the summer months and donkey rides in high season it is the perfect place to enjoy a UK summer break. 

Nearby beaches include Runswick Bay, Kettleness, Sandsend Beach and Upgang Beach which all offer different views of the coastline and boast quieter areas where you can enjoy sunbathing or walks with the family.

Filey is a traditional seaside resort which is especially great for dog lovers. The beach is extremely dog friendly and the steep cliffs and tall sea walls offer the chance for dogs to run for hours without the danger of getting lost! The beach is also great for water sports enthusiast with windsurfing and surfing facilities in the area. 

The Yorkshire coast also provides an excellent selection of coastal cliff walks with stunning views. Make sure you visit Bempton Chalk Cliffs which at over 650 feet high are the highest in Britain. It is THE place to go for wildlife enthusiasts with world famous seabird colonies including puffins, gannets and guillemots.

There are also many ‘mini’ resorts like Hornsea, Robin Hood’s Bay, Staithes and Withernsea which are quaint traditional places perfect for a self catering cottage holiday and within easy driving distance of the larger seaside resorts.

Wherever you decide to stay on the Yorkshire Coast you will never be far from golden beaches, giant rugged cliffs, seaside activities and impressive views.


Beach Holidays (browse 77 options)

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  • Abbey View

    Whitby, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 4

  • The Moorings

    Whitby, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 4 - 5

  • Tides Reach

    Whitby, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 7

  • Mill View Cottage

    Ravenscar near Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 6

  • Waterstead Cottage

    Whitby, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 4

  • Cooks View

    Whitby, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 6 - 8

  • Estuary View

    Whitby, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 4 - 6

  • Picknett Cottage

    Redcar near Saltburn by the Sea, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 4

  • The Outlook

    Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 4

  • Redgables Garden Apartment

    Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 4 - 6

  • Jewel Cottage

    Whitby, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 4 - 5

  • Dobbin Cottage

    Whitby, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 4 - 5

  • Whitestone Cottage

    Staintondale near Scarborough, Yorkshire

    Sleeps 4

  • Sea View Cottage

    Dunsley near Whitby, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 6 - 8

  • Sunny Bay

    The Bay, Filey, Yorkshire

    Sleeps 4

  • The Pad

    Whitby, Whitby & Area

    Sleeps 6

  • Beach Villa, Primrose Valley

    Primrose Valley near Filey, Yorkshire

    Sleeps 6

  • Log Cutter's Cabin

    near Bridlington, Yorkshire

    Sleeps 6

  • Fir Tree Lodge

    Flamborough near Bridlington, Yorkshire

    Sleeps 4

  • Blue Bay View

    The Bay, Filey, Yorkshire

    Sleeps 2

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