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The North Yorkshire Coast

Laying claim to one of the most beautiful and best-loved coastlines in Great Britain, the North Yorkshire Coast is a rugged landscape with a bonus backdrop of the North York Moors National Park. Rich in flora and fauna, this is a seaboard of towering cliffs, rocky coves, tiny fishing ports, glorious beaches and a wonderful windswept solitude. It's also home to the bi-annual Whitby Goth Festival.

The great navigator and explorer Captain James Cook moved to the coast at Whitby in 1746. Here he would serve as an apprentice seaman to Master Mariner John Walker. The house he lodged in can still be visited in the town which now serves as the Captain Cook Memorial Museum. Thereafter, Cook would join the Royal Navy and the rest, as they say, is history.

Photographing the North Yorkshire Coast

Picturesque coves such as Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes guarantee to keep you snapping away like a twat on Instagram.

The fishing port of Whitby is little changed since the days of its famous son, Captain Cook. A stroll meandering through Whitby’s quaint cobbled streets and picturesque houses overlooking the River Esk is a sure-fire way to max out that memory card.

Suck back some serious 02 by walking the clifftop path along the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast. For some serious blister action, you can walk the whole length at over 30 miles.

Completely Useless Facts about the North Yorkshire Coast

  • The ominous Whitby Abbey perched on the clifftop overlooking the port was the inspiration for Bram Stokers Dracula
  • Since 1876 Scarborough has been hosting an annual Cricket Festival. It's one of the longest-running sporting festivals anywhere in the world

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