The peninsular of North East England is one of the most tumultuous and picturesque in the United Kingdom. Large seaports such as Grimsby, Hull, and Newcastle are alternated by rocky cliffs, seaside villages charmingly sparse with fisherman’s huts, and bustling family-friendly resort towns.
Hull’s maritime history dates back to Roman times and continues on today, with a fishing fleet, ferries, oil tankers, and cargo vessels docking on a regular basis.
Hull is currently seeing increased tourism as a result of recent improvements to the marina and the world’s deepest aquarium tank in Europe.
The mouth of the Humber estuary is home to three miles of sand and shingle beach, known as Spurn Head, where migratory birds can rest.
The white, sandy beaches of the North Sea are found on the eastern coast of England, including Hornsea and Withernsea. Withernsea extends all the way to Bridlington, 20 miles further north.
The magnificent Flamborough Head is a chalk headland that stands out in bold contrast to the rough shale cliffs on either side.
The beautiful seaside resorts of Scarborough and Whitby are both located within a national monument, with Scarborough claiming to be the first seaside resort in Britain and having a history of sea-bathing dating back to 1660.
Robin Hood’s Bay is a famously lovely hamlet midway between Whitby and Pickering, where steep cobbled lanes lead down to a magnificent rocky beach with excellent rock pooling.
The most northern county of England is Northumberland, which boasts stunning white sandy beaches, castles, and unspoiled countryside.
Holy Island, known as Lindisfarne, is steeped in history and located within the National Park Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.