The North Yorkshire Heritage Coast and Its Attractions

Headlands, Cliffs, Bays And Beaches From Staithes And Whitby To Scarborough

The North Yorkshire Heritage Coast has numerous dramatic natural attractions of headlands, cliffs, bays and sandy beaches from Staithes, Runswick Bay, Sandsemd and Whitby to Scarborough.

The Yorkshire Heritage Coast is an absolute treasure chest and is visited by countless thousands of visitors every year. Extending from near Redcar, Marske and Saltburn to the north, it passes by many famous and picturesque communities including Staithes, Port Mulgrave, Runswick Bay and Sandsend before arriving at Whitby that is its heart. Continuing southwards can be found Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough. This coastline has the highest cliffs on the east coast of England and some fantastic headands, bays and sandy beaches which provide fantastic coastal scenery that will appeal to all visitors.

This coastline has so many famous associations, but the most important is that related to Captain James Cook, the famous circumnavigator of the globe, who learned his trade along this coastal stretch at Staithes and then Whitby. Museums and heritage centres exist along the coastal strip, or not far inland from it, including such as the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum at Marton, the Schoolroom Museum at Great Ayton, the Heritage Centre at Staithes and the Whitby Museum and the famous Captain Cook Memorial Museum, both in Whitby.

But this coastline has so much more of history and heritage to offer as it has a phenomenal maritime heritage, from fishing, the export of local produce and coastal trade, to the more romantic pastime of smuggling. In addition, this coastline is rich in fossil life and is a haven for fossil hunters who scour the cliffs and beaches for finds of various past life-forms from millions of years ago. And perhaps the most popular location for fossil hunters is Robin Hood's Bay itself.

Located at picturesque Robin Hood's Bay near Whitby on the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast, we offer excellent hotel accommodation, bed and breakfast accommodation and holiday accommodation throughout all seasons. We have a lovely panoramic Sea View Restaurant, Bay View Coffee Shop & Tearoom and Yorkshire Bar serving bar meals. Our historic hotel is an ideal venue for weddings, wedding receptions, private parties and corporate functions. We are an ideal base for exploring the treasures of the North York Moors National Park and places such as Scarborough, Runswick Bay and Staithes along the coastline, as well as nearby Goathland, Heartbeat Country, Captain Cook Country and Herriot Country.

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