Explore the quaint fishing village of Staithes where shrunken houses and cobbled streets are squeezed between the sea and high cliffs. Staithes is the artists’ capital of Yorkshire and home of the Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre. Follow the Painted Illusion trail and wander through the art galleries and studios. At low tide the wave-cut platforms are fantastic for rock-pooling.
A short climb uphill to the coast path offers superb views of the village with headlands to the south jutting their chins into the North Sea.
Enjoy a leisurely local lunch and then head south to Runswick Bay for some fossil hunting. Finish your journey where Yorkshire bumps into the Humber, with a stop at Beverley Minster, one of the best Gothic cathedrals in England.