The action-packed, beautiful coastal drive through Yorkshire…

The action-packed, beautiful coastal drive through Yorkshire perfect for the summer
2019-07-06 05:00:00
There are few coastal drives which pack in so many sights and places as the one from Flamborough to Robin Hood’s Bay. The drive itself is fairly short at just one and a half hours but there is so much to do you could spread it over a couple of days. You start at the spectacular Flamborough Head with stunning white cliffs to rival those found on the south coast. Here you can gaze across incredible formations, from stacks to caves, while admiring the huge numbers of sea birds, such as puffins, guillemots and razorbills. Head back through the village of Flamborough, onto Bempton Lane and along Flamborough Road through flat fields giving wide views of the countryside. Looking out at Flamborough Head You will then arrive at Bempton village. You can head down to RSPB Bempton Cliffs and visit the seabird centre. In spring and summer you can witness half a million seabirds gathering on the cliffs with the largest colony of gannets in mainland Britain. Carry on on along the B1229 which takes you close to the coast and along to Filey. This seaside town is full of fish and chip shops and has one of the best sandy beaches along the north England coast. An afternoon can easily be spent at this charming, if slightly faded tourist spot. The sandy beach at Filey From here, drive along the A165 through Cayton Bay, which also has a lovely sandy beach, and then into Scarborough. This is probably the best known seaside town in Yorkshire with the iconic Spa, castle and Sea Life Centre. There is also a busy promenade full of traditional arcades, chippies, and shops selling rock and ice cream. The iconic Spa at Scarborough Driving through Scarborough can be a bit of a nightmare though and you can often expect delays. After stopping o

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