Some of my strongest childhood memories come from visits to Britain’s beautiful coastlines. From Scarborough and Whitby through to Skegness and Blackpool – all over the UK children are enamoured by the flashing lights, golden beaches and various sugary treats. To this day I love nothing more than jumping in my car and heading out to our local coastlines with my camera in tow.
The Yorkshire coastline has been welcoming visitors for over 360 years and continues to inspire and instil joy in to the many legions of people visiting every year.
The Yorkshire coastline is steeped in history, none more so than the fishing town of Whitby. Out of all locations I have visited over the years, Whitby is the most photographed. With the beautiful architecture of the piers and famous Abbey, the golden beach stretching all the way up to Sandsend and the many wonderful fish & chip shops – it really is a dream destination for any budding photographer.
There are many stories I could tell you about Whitby, from how Bram Stoker found inspiration for his Dracula novel sat in the Royal Hotel on the town’s west cliff – to the many paranormal mysteries that have surrounded the town for hundreds of years.
For those of you that haven’t visited, I highly recommend a trip.
This is an incredibly difficult topic – with the stunning views in Whitby, the awe inspiring village of Staithes and the wildlife around Bempton Cliffs – there really are so many fantastic places to visit on this coastline. Here are my top five.
Whether you’re a budding photographer, history enthusiast or just love the draw of the sights and smells of our wonderful coastlines – you will feel right at home within the Yorkshire coast.