Scarborough is a thriving seaside town, with vast expanses of beaches,donkey rides on the sand, and a funfair on the seafront. Dogs are allowed on the beaches out of season, and at the far end of the North Bay beach all year round.
Whitby has a fantastic long beach with golden sands and a long promenade. It culminates at Sandsend, a pretty little cove that is dog friendly all year round and has a lovely beachside café serving delicious light meals and snacks. The crab sandwiches are almost as good as Cornwall's! Dogs are allowed at the outside terrace tables. Whitby's main beach (the West Beach) is not dog friendly in the summer season, although in other areas dogs are allowed. There are some lovely cliff paths down to the seafront which are also good for dog walking. There is a miniature steam railway along the seafront.
Robin Hood's Bay is a pretty little fishing village, not far from Whitby and south along the coast towards Scarborough. Smuggling tales abound in this tiny hamlet with its quaint cottages and twisting turning lanes and alleys. There are a number of gift shops, tea rooms and eating places, and the beach is a treasure trove to explore, with belemnites and ammonites from the Lower Jurassic period to be found amongst the loose rocks and rockpools.
Filey is a pretty, traditional seaside town South of Scarborough. Its beach is enormous, very flat, with golden sand. There are all the traditional seaside attractions, including donkey rides on the beach, a beachside paddling pool and rockpools, plus a wealth of cafes, shops and eating places. Filey is a much quieter resort than either Whitby or Scarborough, and is an excellent family day out. Dogs are allowed on the southern and northern ends of the beach year round, and on the central section out of season. Filey is a popular area for watersports such as windsurfing and surfing.