The Yorkshire coastline has a variety of different coastal landscapes. As you explore the coast you’ll find; tiny fishing villages sitting under rocky cliffs; large stretches of sandy beaches, family-friendly seaside resorts and historic ruins.
The coastline runs from the Tees Estuary in the north down to the Humber estuary in the south. This used to sit within the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire. However, in 1974 the boundaries were changed and the northern part of North Yorkshire became Redcar & Cleveland.
A large section of the coastline between Boulby and Cloughton (this includes Staithes, Runswick Bay and Robin Hood’s Bay) is part of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The Holderness Coast refers to the section between Bridlington and Spurn Head.
The cliffs at Boulby which rise to 200 metres above sea level are the highest on the east coast of England.
I have used a number of picture galleries to illustrate my various guides and articles about the Yorkshire Coast. This post collects them all in one place as a photographic guide to the Yorkshire Coast. Click on the gallery that interests you and all the photos in that gallery will display. Click on any photo in a gallery to see a larger version of the picture.