The Beaches of Flamborough Head

The Beaches of Flamborough Head

The coastline around Flamborough Head boasts stunning chalk cliffs, magical coves with rock pools, caves, sea stacks and archways, as well as pebble and sand beaches. The chalk here is millions of years old. It was laid down when dinosaurs were still wandering the earth. At the southern end of the cliffs lies Bridlington and at the northern limit Bempton’s famous RSPB reserve. At Bempton, the 400-foot high chalk cliffs provide nesting sites for large…

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Whitby

Whitby

Introduction I really like Whitby, it’s a fantastic place, dog-friendly nearly everywhere, and with lots of things to see and do. Whatever time of year you visit, Whitby is always busy. Unlike a lot of seaside resorts, there is no end of season in Whitby.¬†The¬†former fishing town is very photogenic and has a dramatic coastline, long stretches of sandy beach and a quaint harbour. The town splits into two distinct halves, bisected by the tidal…

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Walk from Whitby to Sandsend

Walk from Whitby to Sandsend

Introduction. This is a popular beach walk from Whitby to the nearby village of Sandsend, along a flat sandy beach. The route is part of the Cleveland Way, although technically this follows the top of West Cliff and the A174 to Sandsend. The beach is a much better option unless it’s a particularly high tide. The long, wide beach is ideal for a dog walk, plenty of room for dogs to run around. The walk…

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Scarborough

Scarborough

Scarborough North Bay Scarborough has two bays, North and South, each quite different. The North Bay is quieter of the two bays and has a wide expanse of sandy beach at low tide. I usually walk from the southern end (Marine Drive and headland) to the Sea Life Sanctuary (white triangular buildings). This takes you past the Freddie Gilroy sculpture, cafes, flats, shops, beach huts, miniature railway and back. The beach is quite busy at…

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Walk around Filey Bay

Walk around Filey Bay

If you have a dog, Filey Bay is a great place to walk him or her. Much of the Bay has a large, sandy beach. The full bay stretches from Filey Brigg at the northern end through Filey town, Primrose Valley and Hunmanby Gap. It continues past Reighton to Speeton Sands at the southern end, a walk of five miles. You can start this walk at several points along the bay making for a short…

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Walk from Runswick Bay to Staithes along the Cleveland Way.

Walk from Runswick Bay to Staithes along the Cleveland Way.

This is a short (3 mile) cliff-top walk, from Runswick Bay, through Port Mulgrave and on to Staithes. There are some amazing views. It follows the Cleveland Way for the whole length of the walk. Runswick Bay. If you have walked into Runswick Bay from further down the coast, Whitby or Sandsend, then walk along the beach to the old lifeboat station. This sits above the rail-mounted winch and fishing cobles. From here it’s a…

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Walk from Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay

Walk from Ravenscar to Robin Hood’s Bay

Most people visit Ravenscar for the stunning views over Robin Hood’s Bay. These are spectacular all year round, but especially so in springtime when the gorse is in bloom and late summer when the heather is flowering. Robin Hood’s Bay refers to the Bay and also the picturesque old fishing village. Ravenscar – History. The history of Ravenscar is strange, to say the least. After the Whitby to Scarborough railway line was built in 1885,…

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Walk from Scarborough to Ravenscar along the Cleveland Way.

Walk from Scarborough to Ravenscar along the Cleveland Way.

This is an undulating 9-mile cliff top walk from Scarborough to Ravenscar, which follows the Cleveland Way for the entirety of the walk. The path only drops to sea level at Cloughton Wyke and Heyburn Wyke. The Cleveland Way is well signposted and you should have no difficulty in finding your way. If you are walking with your dog or children please be aware that the path is very to close to the cliff edge…

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Walk from Sandsend to Runswick Bay along the Cleveland Way.

Walk from Sandsend to Runswick Bay along the Cleveland Way.

The coast walk from Sandsend to Runswick Bay is about 4 and a half miles in length. The walk is an undulating route along the cliffs with stunning vistas at several points. In particular, the view from Kettleness towards the sweeping bay at Runswick has to be one of the best views on the Yorkshire Coast. Sandsend. This route starts at the car park near the northern end of Sandsend beach. Look out for the…

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Cayton Bay

Cayton Bay

I have been visiting Cayton Bay for nearly fifty years. In all that time it hasn’t changed much. It is a beautiful place to explore, whatever time of the year you visit. The Bay is about a kilometre and a half wide and is very popular with surfers, anglers, dog walkers and bird watchers. Low tide exposes some rocky outcrops and large areas of sandy beach. Check tide times at UK Tide Times. Cliffs back…

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