sand, sea and cliffs in Whitby

Yorkshire coast staycations

With the past year fresh in our minds and COVID-19 restrictions still in place, many people are thinking about the benefits of staycations this year. We’re sure international travel will be back on the cards soon, but more people than ever will be looking to book UK destinations in 2021.

Staying in the UK means you spend less time travelling, you don’t have to worry about airport checks and waits, and you won’t suffer any jet lag. You can get straight into your holiday as soon as you arrive, with no adjustment time needed. It’s also much more sustainable – no air travel! – and you can support local business and help your country’s economy recover after long lockdowns.

Instead of jetting off across the world, book a staycation along the Yorkshire coast and avoid the stress of international travel and the risk of a lengthy quarantine when you get home. North Yorkshire is full of dramatic scenery and stunning coastline. We might be just a tad biased, but there’s no place finer to holiday than right here in Whitby!

Whitby harbour and businesses

Whitby staycations

There is so much to do and see in Whitby – why do you think visitors come back time and time again to our lovely part of the coast? We have something for everyone, from fun ideas for families, romantic breaks for two, and activities for thrill seekers, you’re sure to have a fantastic holiday in Whitby.

There is so much to do and see in the town itself. You can enjoy many lazy hours on the beach, hunting for fossils, building sandcastles and enjoying the best of the UK sun. Head out on a boat trip, explore our fascinating history, and find something special to go home with in our independent shops.

We’re also well placed for exploring the North York Moors and other beautiful spots along the Yorkshire coast. Take a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway heritage line through stunning scenery, get an adrenaline high from adventurous activities in Dalby Forest, and get back to nature with walks through our dramatic moorland.

Whatever kind of holiday you’re looking for, a staycation in Whitby is sure to have plenty to delight you.


If you’re planning your Whitby staycation take a look at our trusted accommodation providers. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious hotel stay, cosy cottage or self-catering house, welcoming B&B, or campsite for your tent or motorhome, we can help.

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We can’t wait to welcome you to town for your staycation on the Yorkshire coast.

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