The Coast to the Northeast of Pickering is known as The Heritage Coast and is an extremely beautiful and rugged stretch of nature within half an hour’s drive.
Whitby - a scenic drive across the moors to the north of Hungate is the fishing town of Whitby, the adopted home of Captain Cook. Stop for fresh caught fish and chips, paddle in the sea, or enjoy a beach walk north to Sandsend when the tide is low. Climb the 199 steps up from the cobbled streets of Old Town to Whitby Abbey, perched on a cliff top with beautiful panoramic views.
Scarborough - the historic Victorian seaside town of Scarborough is a bustling beach destination in the peak summer season. Holiday attractions here include the Scarborough Sea Life & Marine Sanctuary and the Kinderland Fun Park.
Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve – home to over 200,000 nesting seabirds and a very popular national destination for birdwatchers. The largest mainland seabird colony including puffins from mid April - mid July. Dogs are welcome on the footpaths around the reserve.
Saltburn by the Sea - a charming Victorian seaside town with the last remaining pier in Yorkshire, a blue flag beach and a water powered inclined cliff lift.
Robin Hood's Bay - a picturesque fishing village with steep winding cobbled streets and a selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants and a beach perfect for rock pooling! Check tide times in advance as the beach completely disappears at high tide!
Cayton Bay - just south of Scarborough. A magnificent wide sweeping bay, a hidden gem of a beach which is generally very quiet and has a wild feel about it. A favourite with surfers.
Filey - A quieter seaside town located between Scarborough and Bridlington. A historic promenade stretches along the wide sandy beach.
Flamborough Head - the towering chalk cliffs around Flamborough are some of the highest in Britain. Great birdwatching in this special conservation area, and spectacular views. The historic lighthouse at Flamborough Head is well worth a visit.