If you’re looking for a getaway with a difference this winter, a trip to the Yorkshire Coast to explore some of the area’s hidden gems could be your ideal destination.

With wonderful sights to take in, ranging from a waterfall with a 30ft drop to idyllic sea views, the rugged Yorkshire Coast is sure to offer a tour you won’t forget in a hurry, as this guide from Route YC highlights…

Patrington near Withernsea

The sea at Patrington

Found on the edge of the Yorkshire Coast, the picturesque village of Patrington is home to some of the area’s most historic spots, including St Patrick’s Church. You can also take a walk along miles of stunning Blue Flag beaches and coastal nature reserves.

May Beck and Failing Foss, Whitby

The Failing Foss waterfall

The May Beck will keep you company as you embark on a two mile walk which culminates in the Failing Foss Waterfall, which spills into a 30-foot drop below.

South Cliff Gardens, Scarborough

Greenery at South Cliff Gardens

Stroll through wooded slopes and enjoy terraced walks that offer stunning sea views when you explore South Cliff Gardens in Scarborough.

Flamborough Head, Bridlington

A view of the beach and cliffs at Flamborough Head

Lovers of the great outdoors will enjoy exploring Flamborough Head. The rugged white cliffs that surround a small village provide an ideal location for bird watching, while you can also hike along windswept paths.

Kilnsea Way, Withernsea

The tide coming in at Kilnsea Way

While Spurn Point has enough to keep you busy, don’t overlook Kilnsea Way – the sandy, shingle banks offer flat, accessible walks. Kilnsea itself is a small settlement, and from there, you can visit the Crown and Anchor for some delicious food before setting off back to Spurn Point.

Hunmanby Gap, Filey

An overcast day at Hunmanby Gap
Image courtesy of Thomas Tolkein

A quieter beach near Filey, Hunmanby Gap is dog friendly all-year round. When you’re on the beach looking towards Filey, you will be able to see some intact pillboxes from World War Two as well.

Forge Valley, Scarborough

The River Derwent running alongside the trail at Forge Valley
Image courtesy of Andrew Walks

Forge Valley is ideal for walkers and cyclists alike. Cut in two by the River Derwent, the area is teaming with natural flora, fauna and wildlife. There are also a variety of different trails to choose from too, with information boards and stopping points along the way.

The Cinder Track, Robin Hood’s Bay

A signpost pointing to The Cinder Track

One of the Yorkshire Coast’s most scenic trails, The Cinder Track takes you from Scarborough to Whitby. The walk can be joined at various points along the coast, but if you want to discover some of the lesser-known sights, Robin Hood’s Bay is the ideal starting point. Simply follow the track North, and in the process, take in stunning sea and country views.

Ravenscar, Scarborough

The sea in the distance at Ravenscar as you round a picturesque bend in the road

Ravenscar offers something for everyone, with beautiful gardens and a rugged coastal path both ideal areas to explore, whether you would prefer to do a more leisurely stroll or embark on a ramble.

Filey Brigg

The tide at Filey Brigg
Image courtesy of Mark Stevenson

Made from pure sandstone and limestone, the wonderful steep cliffs at Filey Brigg are 20 metres high. The area’s biology and geology make it a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and it’s a truly breathtaking place to explore.

Saltwick Bay, Whitby

The Admiral Von Tromp

If you’re a lover of history, you’re sure to love a trip to Saltwick Bay, with highlights including the Saltwick Nab quarries and the wreck of the Admiral Von Tromp. That, combined with the stunning views out to sea, make this a place well worth visiting.

Hornsea South Beach

The beach at Hornsea South Beach

From the shingle and golden sand beach at Hornsea South Beach, you can see Flamborough Headland to the north and the Holderness coast to the south. A characterful promenade runs alongside the seafront, while landscaped gardens, wooden breakwaters and a Victorian folly are dotted along the way too. The area is ideal for bird watching and dog walking.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay when you’re on tour, be sure to check out our best caravan sites guide.

You can also take a look at guides to the best tourers to go away in – for instance, we round up the best caravans under £15,000 and the best caravans for families to help you make as informed a decision as possible when picking your new model.

Alternatively, you can find out more about the various brands out there by reading our guide to the best caravan manufacturers.

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