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Check out these places when you visit the Yorkshire Coast


Whitby’s 190 million years of geological heritage helped build the young science of geology in the 1800s, as it still does today. A Mecca for fossil hunters, walkers and nature lovers, this is the number one must visit place on the Yorkshire Coast. The old harbour is a living museum of architecture, history and heritage. A stroll through the streets reveals picture postcard views around every corner. Wedged between towering coastal cliffs and golden sandy beaches, it’s stunning hinterland is full of rolling moorland and secluded wooded valleys, with country roads leading to villages oozing of charm and character. The location has been attracting visitors from afar for thousands of years – many of them seeking treasures of stone.

Runswick Bay

Named as Britain’s Best Beach in 2020, Runswick Bay is as close to perfection as it is to Hinderwell! A stunning expanse of sand, shingle and scar spreads from the village across to Kettleness. Famous for fossil finds, the beach is a great starting point for family adventure on a guided fossil safari searching for Jurassic Sea Monsters. Don’t worry though, if you’re heading in for a swim, the Ichthyosaurs became extinct 90 million years ago!

Cayton Bay

Just on the South of Scarborough is Cayton Bay, a golden sand beach lined with rockfalls and cliffs of Upper Jurassic age. With a Hidden Horizons tour guide, this is a great beach for fossil collecting. Ammonites, Belemnites and lots of other sea creatures can be found amongst the shingle and rocks. Definitely a location to learn about life in the distant past – check out the Hidden Horizons video.


Scarborough is split by its 12th Century Castle, giving not one, but two spectacular town beaches! With layer upon layer of history, the historic resort town is criss-crossed with walkaways, funiculars, promenades, gardens and bridges. Well worth getting lost in, and even more worth finding where you stand now and how it relates to the geological past. Unarguably the British capital of Dinosaur trackways, you don’t even need to leave the promenade to see footprints left by sauropods during the Jurassic period around 170 million years ago. Home of the Rotunda Museum, The Fossil Shop and Hidden Horizons, Scarborough has days worth of activities.

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