Angrove is lucky to be perfectly placed between dramatic moorland and stunning seaside towns – and the latter can be the perfect escape for a bank holiday day out.
Unlike every other year, May 2023 has a bonus third bank holiday, meaning even more opportunity to make the most of our scenic surroundings. If you need some inspiration for your day trip or long weekend, check out our guide to Yorkshire’s best beaches to visit:
The medieval town of Whitby is just a 40-minute drive from Angrove – sitting on the coast and the Cleveland Way National Trail. Known for its bright-coloured beach huts, Whitby’s main beach, West Cliff, offers striking views of the coast and is also a Blue Flag beach!
West Cliff is great for kite flying, paddling in the sea, or reading a good book on beach deckchairs. A climb up the 199 steps offers uncompromising views of the harbour and town. With plenty of fish and chip shops to choose from, there’s lots to do at Whitby on a bank holiday.
Only up the road from Whitby and walkable on the beach in low tide, Sandsend is a unique fishing village – you guessed it – also on the Cleveland Way National Trail!
A great spot for fossil hunting and rock pooling, Sandsend is ideal for a quiet walk along the beach away from the hustle and bustle. How about treating yourself to scampi and cod tacos from the Fish Cottage or a wholesome pub lunch at The Hart Inn?
Approximately 20 minutes drive from Angrove, Saltburn-by-the-Sea’s beautiful sandy beach is not one to miss! There are lots to do at Saltburn – why not try your hand at surfing, go for a round of crazy golf with the family, or grab an ice cream along the promenade?
On the cliff top, there’s a handful of amenities including a pier arcade and plenty of cafés and restaurants – plus, the cliff tramway, which opened in 1884, is the oldest water-balanced funicular still in operation in the UK!
Five miles north of Whitby is Runswick Bay – a little, picturesque village on the coast, perfect for a family beach day. Chosen as Beach of the Year 2020 by The Sunday Times, Runswick Bay offers a spectacular view of the coast.
Hire a stand-up paddleboard, book a guided kayak tour, or even lend a helping hand at a beach clean-up to help keep the beach plastic-free. Situated on the Cleveland Way National Trail, this dog-friendly beach has lots to offer, as well as several nearby eateries to choose from, such as Sandside Café, Runswick Bay Hotel and the Royal Hotel.