Coast and Camplight is located in the North York Moors National Park high up above the historic fishing port of Whitby with panoramic views of Whitby Abbey and the sea beyond. We’re perfectly located for visiting this dramatic and beautiful part of the country being only 3.5 miles from the centre of Whitby and 3 miles from the old smugglers cove of Robin Hoods Bay.
If you’ve never visited Whitby before you’re in for a treat! With its Blue Flag beaches, and traditional seaside attractions it’s the perfect base for a family glamping holiday. But there’s so much more to discover; from the brooding ruin of Whitby Abbey, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which in turn has inspired the now bi-annual Goth festival, to the regular ghost walks round the narrow back lanes – this is no ordinary seaside town!
The famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway is on our doorstep, running heritage steam and diesel trains from Pickering to Goathland and through to Whitby; on still days we can even hear the trains puffing through the countryside from our fields.
As a traditional fishing port, you’re not going to get fresher fish anywhere and Whitby is justifiably famous for its fish and chips (you can even get them delivered to the farm if you don’t want to leave your tent!), as well its traditionally smoked kippers. There’s also a host of restaurants serving the best in delicious local food, including The Star in the Harbour, run by Andrew Pern, whose name is synonymous with his Michelin-starred pub, The Star Inn at Harome, who has long wanted to open a restaurant in his hometime of Whitby.
If beer is your thing the Whitby Brewery brews delicious local ale in a converted barn in the shadow of the abbey, and the Green Dragon has some of the best craft ales and a great little tap room (if you can get in!). We have two local pubs within a mile or so of our doorstep (The Hare and Hounds and The Windmill), which both serve great local food and beer.
We are in a fantastic location for walkers, the moors are literally on our doorstep and Alfred Wainwright’s famous 190 mile Coast to Coast walk goes through the farm on it’s journey onwards to Robin Hood’s Bay. As well as being the end point of the Coast to Coast Robin Hood’s Bay is an ideal stopping off point for those walking the Cleveland Way, with its’ picturesque street of cottages, shops and cafes leading down to the beach, and is only an hours walk from the farm. The Victoria Hotel is a good stop off at the end of your walk.
This area is a great place to bring your furry friends, with dog friendly beaches all year round and lots of dog friendly pubs and places to eat. We have two dogs, so just ask us for advice on where you can take your furry best friends.
There is a huge amount to discover in this part of North Yorkshire, but there is also the peace and tranquility of the North York Moors, and we have that in abundance. So you might just want to lie in your hammock, listen to the birds sing and read a book, and that’s perfectly OK too.