A Day Trip To Whitby

When staying with us in Saltburn, you might fancy a trip out to explore some other nearby places. We’re so lucky to be surrounded by lots of beautiful towns and villages, so thought that we’d share our favourites with you here on our blog.
So far, almost all of our guests have visited Whitby, so it felt like a good place to start! It’s a really popular place, that most of you have probably heard of, and it’s definitely worth a visit.
Our holiday homes are only 17 miles away, which equates to a short 30 minute drive along the coast. There are also buses that can take you directly from Saltburn to Whitby too, or a great Park & Ride just outside of town.

Be it the coldest day of Winter, the hottest day of Summer, or anything in between, you can always appreciate and enjoy Whitby. It’s magical, it’s inspiring and it’s such a friendly place to be. We’re partial to a tray of fish and chips, while sitting on the pier or looking over the harbour, all the time ducking and diving to avoid the seagulls, but they really just add to the atmosphere, despite being a bit scary when they’re flying full steam ahead with their eyes glued to your chips! I’m also a big fan of the Whitby ice creams, they seem bigger and better than the rest, and thankfully the seagulls aren’t quite as tempted by ice creams as they are the fish & chips. On a nice day, you can’t beat a stroll along the little cobbled streets, ice cream in hand, exploring all of the cute little gift shops and cafes… Every time you visit, you will find something or somewhere new.

Whitby is a place to relax, it’s a place to go for long walks, sightseeing and exploring the area and it’s a place to enjoy good food. With countless fish & chip shops, little cafes and tearooms, harbour side seafood stalls and restaurants, there are food options for everyone. Some of my personal favourite places to eat include The Fisherman’s Shack or Trenchers for the fish & chips, the kipper smokehouse for delicious fresh kippers, Rusty Shears for amazing sandwiches and drinks in their adorable courtyard and Botham’s for all of the delicious cakes, afternoon tea and the most indulgent hot chocolates you have ever set eyes on. If you fancy a drink, head to Abbey Wharf, which has amazing views of the harbour, or The Moon & Sixpence for cocktails. If you’re willing to drive a few miles out of town, I highly recommend The Stables at Crossbutts for a delicious evening meal or Sunday roast.

If you have children, there are so many things to do to keep them entertained; paddle in the sea or build sandcastles on the beach, walk along the pier and if you’re feeling brave enough you can go up into the lighthouse, put your walking shoes on and climb the 199 steps up to the abbey (trust me, the views are worth it!), go on a boat trip out to sea (there’s even a pirate themed one!), devour countless ice cream and sweets from all of the stalls along the harbour, play on the slot machines in the arcades, explore the little and almost hidden streets and alleys, visit the glass shop where you can watch them making ‘Lucky Ducks’, visit the Whitby Jet or RNLI Museums, the John Bull shop and the Dracula Experience and at certain times of year, the replica of HMS Endeavour is in the harbour too, for boat trips or just to walk around and explore, it’s there at the moment, and its definitely worth a look.

Have you ever been to Whitby before, or will you be visiting for the first time when you stay with us?
I’d love to know your favourite shops, places to eat and things to do when you’re there.

Where To Have Breakfast In Saltburn

Our fully equipped kitchens have everything you need to cook yourself a breakfast each morning while you’re staying with us, but if you fancy eating out for breakfast or brunch, there are plenty of options in Saltburn.

The Ship Inn is just 1 mile from Saltburn Holiday Lets on Saltburn Road, next to the beach. Breakfast is only served certain times of year, so check before you head down… When it is being served you can eat breakfast 9:30 – 11:30am, 7 days a week.
The breakfast menu includes large and small all day breakfast, vegan breakfast and various breakfast buns.
Prices start at £3.50 for a bacon or sausage bun.
Outdoor seating is available, with amazing views of the beach and Huntcliff. Dogs are welcome inside and out. 

Virgos Bistro is located on Dundas Street in Saltburn. They serve breakfast from 9 – 11:30am.
The menu includes poached eggs on toast, full English, bacon and sausage sandwiches. A vegetarian breakfast is available too.
Prices start at £4.75 for Greek yogurt with muesli & honey.
Please note that Virgo’s is currently only trading Friday – Sunday during lockdown.

The Spa Hotel is located on Saltburn Bank. The restaurant serves breakfast from 7am – 12pm, so if you’re early risers, this is the place to go.
Their large breakfast menu includes a full Yorkshire breakfast, smoked kippers, crushed avocado on toast, a variety of egg dishes and a pancake stack.
Vegetarian and Vegan breakfasts are also available.
Prices start at £4.25 for a breakfast roll. 

Goondocks on Milton Street Saltburn serves breakfast from 9am Wednesday – Sunday. Please note they are closed Monday-Tuesday.
The breakfast menu includes Full English, Eggs Benedict, Florentine & Royale.
A vegetarian breakfast is also available.
Prices start at £7 for eggs florentine.
Outdoor seating is available if you have a dog.

Taste Tea & Coffee House is a dog friendly cafe on Dundas Street in Saltburn. Taste opens at 9am, 7 days a week.
They serve bacon and sausage sandwiches until 3pm every day for just £3 each.

Rapps Cafe on Milton Street serves breakfast from 9am – 11:30am. 
Breakfast options include full English, eggs benedict, smoked salmon and breakfast burrito. 
Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free & children’s options available.
Prices start at £4.50 for the bacon or sausage sourdough focaccia.
Outdoor seating is available if you have a dog.

Camfields Espresso Bar is on Saltburn Road at the bottom of Saltburn Valley Gardens. 
A great place to stop for a breakfast bun and coffee when the weather is nice, they have lots of outdoor tables and dogs are always welcome.

Real Meals is a deli on Milton Street Saltburn which opens at 10am, 7 days a week. With a small seating area, they serve breakfasts including porridge, croissants, eggs on toast, full English and locally caught smoked kippers.
A vegetarian breakfast is also available.
Prices start at just £1.95 for organic toast served with jam, honey or marmalade.

The Sitting Room is located in The Station Buildings in the center of Saltburn town. A cute and quirky cafe which opens daily at 10am. 
The menu changes every month or so, but there is always something tasty on offer such as avocado on sourdough with streaky bacon, brioche rolls and bagels. 
Vegetarian and Vegan offerings are always available too.
With an undercover seating area, dogs are welcome.

The Seaview Restaurant opens at 11:30am every day, so if you’re looking for a later breakfast, this might be the place for you. Located on the lower promenade near the pier, you are guaranteed amazing views while you eat.
Their breakfast options include a full English, smashed avocados, eggs benedict & American style pancakes.
Prices start at £4.50 for a smoked bacon Yorkshire doorstop sandwich.
Please note The Seaview Restaurant is closed for refurbishment until early July 2021.

Trouvailles in Marske by the Sea, just a short 4 mile drive from Saltburn Holiday Lets is a gorgeous vegetarian cafe/restaurant.
They serve breakfast all day with a choice of all day vegan/veggie breakfast (with a choice of sausage), avocado on toast, overnight oats or porridge. 
Prices start at £3.50 for the porridge and overnight oats; both of which are customisable with a choice of toppings for an extra 75p each.

The Mermaid, also known as Stonehouse Pizza & Carevery in Marske by the Sea is a great place to head for a breakfast hangover cure! They serve an all you can eat breakfast buffet from 9am, 7 days a week. 
An adult’s breakfast is just £4.79, with a vegetarian option too, plus unlimited tea or coffee for an extra £1.99. They also serve toast & jams or porridge if you’re wanting something smaller.

All opening times and prices are subject to change but are all correct at the time of publishing this article.