East Coast Beaches to visit from Burythorpe

Ice Cream or Candy Floss -A beach split in two

@ Scarborough

Approximately 50 minutes - YO11 1NT

🐾 Dog friendly – not allowed on the beach from May 1st to September 30th

Scarborough has a vast stretch of beach which is split in two by a traditional Victorian promenade.

South Bay offers everything you would expect from a busy, hustling British seaside town. Amusements, candy floss, fish & chips, pubs, fair ground rides, donkeys and of course, pirate boat trips.

‘The main strip’ is open all year round so whatever the weather you’ll surely be entertained.

North Bay is more relaxed, instead you’ll find colourful beach huts, surfers and ice cream vans. 

Scarborough is huge and offers much more than just ‘beach’ for a real taste of what’s on visit  https://www.visitscarborough.com/


Driving to Scarborough’s North & South Bay is easy and stress free, with ample parking. take a look at this useful blog for a full list of options.

Parking In Scarborough, North Yorkshire – The Ultimate Guide (insideoursuitcase.com) 

Check the weather and tide times here: Scarborough North Bay (Beach) (North Yorkshire) weather – Met Office


Picture Postcard Worthy

@ Robin Hoods Bay

Approximately 60 minutes - YO22 4SJ

🐾 Dog friendly all year

Robin Hood’s Bay is on the Dinosaur Coast, and at low tide the cliffs and rocks around the beach are popular with fossil hunters.  Ammonites, belemnites and footprints from the Cretaceous and Jurassic Periods are plentiful. 

Being a fisherman’s village, It offers the most stunning, picturesque walks with long sweeping cobbled alley ways that snake between the prettiest little houses, shops and cafes. 

There is no parking area by the sea front.  Visitors may park in one of the two public car parks in the village and then you’re on foot as you make your way down towards the seafront. 

The village organise weekly Ghost walks in the summer evenings for just £8. It lasts just over an hour and takes in the lower half of the old village. 

Times (whitbystoryteller.co.uk)


Check the weather and tide times here: Robin Hood’s Bay Tide Times, North Yorkshire YO22 4 – WillyWeather


For a simple beachside shack, above a sandy beach.

@Hunmanby Gap, Filey

Approximately 45 minutes - YO14 9QW

🐾 Dog friendly all year

Simply Beautiful.

Hunmanby Gap, is a true hidden gem. With it’s long stretch of clean golden sand, this hideaway is perfect if you fancy a quite, peaceful coastal walk.

Whilst low on facilities, there is lovely quaint cafe halfway down that serves food on the terrace overlooking the beach.

Be careful, the cafe and carpark are seasonal and are only open from March until the end of October. 

From November to March you can only park on the verge of a narrow lane.

Don’t forget your 20p to use the portaloos!


Check the weather and tide times here: Filey (Beach) (North Yorkshire) weather – Met Office


For a modern take on fish and chips, ducks on the beach and ...


Approximately 60 minutes - YO21 3SU

🐾 Dog friendly – restrictions to certain areas from May 1st – Sept 30th 

Sandsend lies on Yorkshire’s heritage coastline, between Runswick Bay and Whitby.  The clean, sandy beach here, with small rivers running into the sea on either side, is very appealing and makes an excellent destination for a day out in all seasons.

When the tide is out, you can walk all the way to Whitby in about 1hr and 30mins.

There are a few options for car parking. 

Along the beach front – Pay & Display

Two private car parks at either end of the beach – the latter is the larger of the two.

If you’re lucky, you can park for free up Meadowfield road much to the displeasure of local residents!

There are plenty of options to eat, from casual sandwiches to pizza, pub grub and of course fish and chips. Our personal favorites are:

The Fish Cottage – Fish & Chips 

Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant but on a lead outside on the terrace.

The Hart Inn: Sandsend | Home (foodndrink.uk)

Dogs are welcome 


The water quality star rating is 5 – so there’s no excuse not to go in for a dip!

Check the weather and tide times here: Sandsend (Beach) (North Yorkshire) weather – Met Office

Voted N0.1 Beach in Yorkshire


Approximately 70 minutes - TS13 5HT

🐾 Dog friendly – no restrictions at any time of year

Regarded as one of the prettiest spots on the east coast, Runswick Bay is an unspoilt beauty that can give any beach resort in the world a run for its money.

^^^ this is our favourite beach at the moment (can you tell?)

The former sleepy fishing village, is picture-postcard pretty, with it’s whitewashed and natural stone cottages topped with red roofs. There are no cars allowed in the village so it makes a great place for a casual stroll through the narrow, winding streets.

There are two main car parks both Pay and Display (cards accepted). One at the top of the cliffe and one at the bottom. The bottom car park will be full by 10:30am however if you’re late, worry not, the walk down towards the beach from the top gives the most spectacular views across the bay.  

Facilities wise, at the beach there are toilets and a cafe that sells sandwiches, home made cakes, coffee and ice cream (outside seating only).

Runswick has a very popular pub called The Royal – Runswick Bay which is dog friendly and has great views over the bay.

This beach is popular due to it’s warm, calm waters and appeals to those wanting to swim, sail or paddleboard. 

This is the beach to go to where you should expect people to be doing things – painting watercolours from the rocks, walking dogs, playing cricket, sailing, and paddleboarding. If it’s mid-summer and you don’t want this vibe, try Hunmanby Gap and Sandsend.

Check the weather and tide times here: Runswick Bay Tide Times, North Yorkshire TS13 5 – WillyWeathe

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