A Breath of Sea Air
The energy of the sea is all around in Captain Cook Country. It has inspired across the generations - let it cast it's spell on you too.
From the north, in Hartlepool, to the broad sweep of Robin Hood's Bay the coastline here is one of contrasts.
Bustling marina activity, restaurants and the intriguing Hartlepool Historic Quay are the cornerstones of the town's maritime menu. Redcar's long flat and intriguingly themed promenade make it a favourite for traditional seaside fun, whilst Saltburn displays a quieter Victorian charm. Here the pier and inclined railway are little changed in almost 150 years. Here too the coastline changes dramatically to towering sea cliffs with steep bays with sleepy fishing villages such as Staithes, Runswick Bay and Robin Hood's Bay huddling under steep cliffsides.
Historic Whitby straddles the mouth of the river Esk and its quaint cobbled streets wind beneath cliffs on both sides of the bustling harbour. Why not stroll among the galleries and giftshops selling famous Whitby Jet jewellery, or take a boat trip out past the piers.
For a magnificent coastal view, climb the 199 steps to the Abbey perched high above the town. The flat sandy beaches between Whitby and Sandsend offer miles of walking or just the opportunity to marvel at the power of the sea.