Scarborough beach is Britain’s oldest seaside resort as it dates back to the 17th century, while Whitby has been voted as the Best Seaside Resort in 2006 by Which Holiday magazine.
5. Fraisthorpe Beach
Fraisthorpe forms part of Bridlington Bay which stretches all the way down to the Humber Estuary. Its vast expanse makes it an ideal seaside destination for dog walkers or families who love to explore the sandy dunes. The beach is popular for its kite-surfing thanks to its large size of predominantly flat sand. With its cliff tops and beautiful landscapes, the scenery is second-to-none. Fraisthorpe Beach has a rating of four out of five stars on TripAdvisor with 482 reviews.
Photo: Gary Longbottom
6. Hornsea Beach
Hornsea dates back to the early medieval period at the very least and the town was expanded in the Victorian era. The beach offers a traditional seaside holiday experience and attracts avid hikers, horse riders and cyclists. To the north of the beach, visitors can see Flamborough Headland, while the Holderness coast can be seen from the south.
The area is the perfect place for bird watching, water sports such as canoeing, jet-skiing, sailing, kayaking, swimming and wind-surfing. Seals have also been spotted at the beach. Hornsea Beach has a rating of four stars on TripAdvisor with 319 reviews.
Photo: Simon Hulme
7. Robin Hood’s Bay Beach
Robin Hood’s Bay is well known for its fossil discoveries which have been found on its beach. The foreshore rocks on the north side of the bay, particularly, are a popular location for finding ammonites. The area is especially popular with professional and amateur photographers as it has a stunning backdrop of cliffs and extensive views round the bay. Robin Hood’s Bay Beach has a rating of four and a half stars on TripAdvisor with 612 reviews.
Photo: James Hardisty
8. North Landing Beach
This is one of the smaller beaches but is also visually stunning with its chalk cliffs, grassy hills and the sand and pebble beach. The area is particularly good for marine wildlife in the rockpools and adventurers who love to scuba dive to observe the underwater world. Many different species of birds can be spotted here including cormorants, kittiwakes, razorbills and even puffins. North Landing Beach has a rating of four and a half stars on TripAdvisor with 348 reviews.
Photo: Jonathan Gawthorpe