Taking 2021 as an opportunity to continue exploring the wonders of the UK? We’re extremely lucky in our country to have so many idyllic holiday locations, and of course, Yorkshire in particular. Our glorious region is home to not only endless countryside, but an iconic coastline dotted with many beautiful towns and villages. If you’re dreaming of a getaway boasting sun, sea and sand this summer, you’ll want to book into one of these stunning beach stays in Yorkshire.
1. Galatea, Whitby
A truly unique property in iconic Whitby, Galatea is a beautiful three bedroom home attached to Whitby Lighthouse. Overlooking the glorious coast, the property has to be one of the most special on the entire coastline, and even features easy access to the beach below. The cottage has a private deck for you to sit back with a glass of wine while enjoying the breathtaking views, as well as the entire surrounding clifftop to enjoy without anyone else to disturb you. Book it here.
2. Estbek House Hotel, Sandsend
Located above the Yorkshire coast’s only AA Rosette restaurant, Estbek House Hotel can be found in Sandsend, Whitby, and it’s as cosy as they come. Located right by where the sand begins, the hotel is the perfect place to enjoy the quiet bliss that Sandsend provides, just a little down the coast from popular Whitby. Check it out here.
3. Secret of Eden Beach House, Filey
A pet-friendly, quaint little beach house in Filey, the Secret of Eden Beach House is situated in the perfect location – right by Hunmanby Gap (which just so happens to be one of our favourite ‘secret’ beaches!). Featuring a cosy seaside theme throughout, the beach house features a wood burner, a lovely outdoor deck, and doors that open all the way out so you can take in the fresh sea air. Book it here.
4. Raven Hall, Ravenscar
A bit of a posher option combining the wonder that is the Yorkshire coast with one of the region’s most spectacular country houses, Raven Hall offers impeccable views out to sea, with grand decor, bay view rooms, and a wonderful restaurant with panoramic views. In terms of location, it’s right on a Ravenscar clifftop, with a quiet beach just below. Find out more here.
5. Modernist House, Bridlington
If I could buy any property right here, right now, it would be this one. It’s a mid-century dream, with gorgeous views out to sea. Just a short stroll away from Bridlington Beach, the property is a real showstopper, full of Instagrammable nods to the 50s and 60s that make it a very unique stay. At one side, you have everything that Bridlington has to offer, and on the other you have the stunning Sewerby Hall to explore. Check it out here.
6. Burnsyde Beach House
All we need to say about this property is: look at that view. Situated in the beautiful Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Burnsyde Beach House offers unspoiled views of the Yorkshire coast, with seating ideally placed so you can really take advantage of it. The space itself is light, airy and modern, with an open plan layout, a loft room with more views and the famous cliff lift just a short stroll away. Book it here.
7. Darla’s Cosy Coastal Retreat, Cowden
Located by the sea in a quiet, East Yorkshire location, the lovely little retreat is close by to Mappleton and Hornsea and is a great spot for those looking to enjoy the property a fair bit during their day. Featuring quirky, bright finishings throughout, the home has its very own outdoor hot tub and BBQ area – providing pretty much everything you need for a quiet summer break. Check it out here.
8. Esmerelda, Reighton Gap
Located near the lovely Hunmanby Gap beach, Esmerelda is an old showman’s wagon, converted into the perfect coastal stay for two. Featuring old-timey decor that matches the wagon’s fantastic features, the wagon is kitted out with a wood burner, shower room, kitchenette, BBQ, hot tub and, of course, bed, with views out to the stunning Filey Bay. Book it here.
9. The Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough
Overlooking Scarborough’s South Bay, The Crown Spa Hotel is ideally located in the centre of the popular beach town, offering up the entire seaside resort right on its doorstep. The rooms are decked out with modern furnishings, too, guaranteeing a comfy stay. Find out more.
10. The Station Lodge, Filey
The Station Lodge is a pretty large house, perfect for entertaining and reuniting with friends once lockdown is over. Including five bedrooms, an outdoor entertaining space complete with a BBQ, a cosy living area and an ample dining space – the home is a wonderful beach retreat. Not only that, but the location is fantastic, too, right by the seafront in Filey. Check it out.
11. Rosebay Shepherd Huts, Reighton Gap
A shepherd’s hut like no other with an old-style wagon feel to it, Rosebay provides a wonderful glamping experience in Reighton Gap near Hunmanby Gap beach. Providing everything you need for a comfortable stay, guests can enjoy an outdoor BBQ area, a wood burner, a private bathroom, and all the kitchen amenities you’ll need to keep you going. Book it here.
12. Luxury Church Conversion, Fraisthorpe
Located near the lovely Fraisthorpe beach, this stunning holiday home is a very special one – thanks to its incredible conversion of a 13th century church. Complete with modern furnishings and many of the rebuilt features from the 1800s, the stay offers a quiet retreat for those who fancy a beach break away from the busy coastal towns, with all that just a short drive away if you decide you do want to get among the hustle and bustle. Book it here.
13. Bike & Boot Inn, Scarborough
Scarborough’s ‘newest hotel’, Bike & Boot, offers a wonderful modern stay overlooking the beach – with bright, modern furnishings, a wonderful bar and restaurant, and even an on-site cinema. It’s a fantastic and very welcome addition to the popular seaside resort, and is perfect for those looking to ditch the more traditional hotels Scarborough has long offered. Oh, and did we mention it’s dog-friendly, too? Book it here.
14. Cowbar View Cottage, Staithes
Located on the frequently photographed Cowbar in Staithes, this gorgeous coastal cottage is complete with lovely interiors, in possibly the best possible location in the whole of the village. Finished off with a wood burner, roll top bath, and room enough for six, the cottage is the perfect spot to wind down after a day exploring the coast and village. Book it here.
15. The Observatory, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
A wonderful property unlike any other on the holiday let market, The Observatory overlooks the clifftops and the sea in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, with two bedrooms, its own stunning viewing tower, and an overall opulent feel to the place. The apartment is right by the beach, with the rest of Saltburn-by-the-Sea right on your doorstep. You’re sure to feel like royalty during your visit. Find out more.
16. Solimar House, Whitby
Just a short walk from the iconic Whitby Abbey, Solimar House boasts sea views, gorgeous light and airy decor, and even a roll top bath by a sea view window. The holiday home has the entire gothic town on its doorstep, ideally located for exploring everything beautiful Whitby has on offer. Book it here.
17. Dunsley Chapel, Sandsend
One of the most gorgeous beach stays in Yorkshire, Dunsley Chapel – nearby to the beach in Sandsend – is a beautiful former chapel school, retaining its stunning arches and architecture with a modern spin. The renovation has resulted in a dream home, perfectly located for exploring the quieter side of Whitby and its stunning beach. Check it out here.
18. The Penthouse, Whitby
A luxury penthouse on the famous Flowergate in Whitby, Hudson House looks over the red roofs of the town – right on the door step of the 199 steps and Whitby Abbey. The home itself is ideal for a couple, with one bedroom, an open plan kitchen and living space and all the amenities you need for a comfortable break away. Book it here.
19. Retreat by the Sea, Marske-by-the-Sea
A stunning abode by the beach in Marske-by-the-Sea, Retreat By The Sea is perfectly decorated to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the location – with a quiet stretch of beach just a few minutes stroll from the property. If that wasn’t all, there’s also a private garden where you can enjoy the sunshine or summer night air. Book it here.
20. The Nook, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
A property built back in the 1800s, The Nook is filled with character and exceptional decor. The beautiful spot is ideally located right on the seafront of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, with gorgeous views of the beach. Dine next to the Juliette balcony overlooking the seafront, soak up the sun on the unique outdoor terrace or wind down in the huge roll top tub after a day of exploring. Book it here.
21. Ocean View, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
A beautifully decorated apartment close by to Saltburn beach, you can see the sea from the home, with the prospect of sand between your toes just a few minutes away from the front door. Ideal for couples, the apartment features one bedroom and is situated right in the centre of the Victorian seaside destination. Find out more.
22. The Folly, Whitby
As far as beach stays in Yorkshire go, you couldn’t get more into the hustle and bustle as this. The Folly is right on the harbour in Whitby, alongside the famous Magpie Cafe, 199 Steps, and more. The property features many of its original features, making for a lovely, quaint beachside stay. Not only that, but there’s a balcony that overlooks the calm Whitby waters, which is a truly idyllic spot for a glass of vino in the evening. Check it out here.
23. Misty Cottage, Whitby
A really beautiful property with amazing interiors, Misty Cottage is located by the seafront in lovely Whitby, with the sand and sea right on its doorstep. The abbey and centre is just a short stroll away, providing a quieter retreat for those looking to explore the historical town. The home sleeps up to ten people, making for the perfect group stay, and includes a sociable dining space, a cosy living room complete with a fireplace, and a lovely outdoor BBQ area. Check it out here.