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A Super Staycation on the North Yorkshire Coast!

By Natalie Johnson – 10th December 2020

North Yorkshire is the perfect place for your UK staycation. This stunning county has the right mix of coast and countryside for you to enjoy.

I could have put together so many fabulous staycations in North Yorkshire but I thought I’d go for a staycation on the North Yorkshire coast because I just love Whitby and Robin Hood’s bay and I’m sure you will too.

Day 1 of your staycation on the North Yorkshire coast

When you arrive:

The Historic Victoria Hotel, I reckon has one of the best views of Robin Hood’s Bay and is a great place to start.

Choose between family, double or twin rooms, just drop your bags off and go and explore this pretty, picture-postcard village. You can book bed and breakfast only and venture further afield for the rest of the day or choose to have drinks and your evening meal in their fine dining restaurant. www.victoriarhb.com

Robin hoods Bay is a quaint, little fishing village on the Jurassic coast in the North York Moors National Park, 6 miles from Whitby and 15 miles from Scarborough. It’s on the Cleveland Way national trail and is also the endpoint of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast route, so as you can imagine the walks here are breathtaking.

Have a go at fossil hunting on the beach, It’s open all year round and is the perfect way to blow those 2020 cobwebs away!



If fish and chips are on the cards for lunch, I would recommend Fish Box. It’s a takeaway but has seating inside if the weather isn’t on your side. www.fishboxwhitby.co.uk/visit-us-robin-hoods-bay-2

If you fancy more of a restaurant feel then Bramblewick Fish and Grill really will do the trick. The seasonal menus are fantastic and there is something for everyone. www.bramblewick.co.uk

Or if you are saving yourself for a fish and chip supper later in the evening, then Tea, Toast and Post is a super cosy cafe. The sandwiches are fresh and tasty and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. www.facebook.com/TeaToastandPost


I would recommend the quick drive over to Whitby to see what this special little town has to offer.

A stroll along the harbour, the 199 steps, and a walk around Whitby abbey is a must.

There are also some great little independent shops to have a good mooch around too.

Have a look at my 48hrs in North Yorkshire blog, another memorable staycation on the North Yorkshire coast. Where we spend a day enjoying Whitby’s wonderful heritage.



The Fisherman’s Wife is the restaurant to visit if you’re fancying fish and chips or fresh seafood while enjoying stunning views over Whitby bay. The oysters are particularly delicious! thefishermanswife.co.uk But if you wanted to try something a little different The Blitz in Whitby is the place to go, for sure! This quirky tearoom, tapas bar, and restaurant will transport you back to the fabulous forty’s with its charming ambiance, tasty food, and flavoursome array of cocktails. I’d be quite happy to spend the rest of the evening here. www.theblitzwhitby.co.uk


Day 2 of your staycation on the North Yorkshire coast

After enjoying the Victoria Hotels tasty Yorkshire breakfast, a visit to Falling Foss Tea Garden is the perfect stop-off before you head home.

This enchanting tea garden set on the grounds of Midge Hall, with its pretty little cottage and waterfall it’s a real beauty spot. There are some lovely walks and adventures to be had here and then why not grab a coffee and a hot sandwich or a cream tea in this idyllic spot. Check out my blog on Waterfall walks, where we visit the waterfall at Falling Foss. www.fallingfossteagarden.co.uk


If you fancy Sunday lunch, here’s the perfect end to your staycation on the North Yorkshire coast –

The Star Inn The Habour starinntheharbour.co.u

The Granby www.thegranbyhotel.co.uk

All do a delicious Sunday roast!


This is a Girl About recommendation. This means that it was not gifted in return for a review but paid in full by our writer and the venue had no idea that I was there. We only recommend places we absolutely love, and places that we know you’ll love too!


Nat x

Natalie Johnson NorthYorks
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