The Yorkshire coast has several charming towns, including Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay (allegedly of little relation to the heroic outlaw himself) and Scarborough. Continue to the end of Flamborough to discover the numerous species of birds which nest in the cliffs bordering the shore, such as northern gannets and black-legged kittiwakes.
Situated at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has stunning views over the working harbour© John Short / age fotostock
Staithes is one of the largest fishing ports in the North West of England© Chris Upton / age fotostock
Scarborough is the largest beach resort on the Yorkshire coast, but the crowds don't detract from the breathtaking surroundings© John Short / age fotostock
This rock formation is owned by the National Trust© Chris Upton / age fotostock
A surf rescue board lies on the foreshore, ready to rescue brave swimmers© John Short / age fotostock