Nature lovers can spend happy hours exploring rock pools on the shore. You can join a ranger on a Rock pool rummage at Robin Hood’s Bay, with several dates to over the holidays to choose from. Find all sorts of fascinating creatures that live between the tides – it’s amazing how many weird and wonderful species call the Yorkshire Coast home.
Spot sealife on a larger scale by joining rangers on a Whale and dolphin watch from the cliff tops along the Cleveland Way. Binoculars and tips on how to tell marine mammals apart are provided.
If you’ve ever fancied giving geocaching ago, come along to a Geocaching taster day with the North York Moors National Park team. Top tips and equipment supplied, just bring a sense of adventure!
You can get closer to wildlife by helping rangers with a Small mammal survey to count the voles, shrews and wood mice in our coastal woodlands.
The Old Coastguard Station at Robin Hood’s Bay is open daily with plenty to keep the whole family occupied including a hands-on display about life on the coast, rock-pool tank and regular exhibitions by local artists.
Pop into Ravenscar Visitor Centre to discover loads of things to do in the area including nature spotting, walking, cycling and geocaching. Or take a break from your outdoor activities with a drink and a snack.
If you visit the coast on a day no events are scheduled don’t worry, you can hire a North York Moors National Park Tracker Pack from the Old Coastguard Station or Ravenscar Visitor Centre. Packed with lots of activities including rock pooling, fossil hunting, bird watching and storytelling at Robin Hood’s Bay or pond dipping and a guide to the fascinating ‘Town that Never Was’ story at Ravenscar. Please ask staff for details.
Some of our places have rocky shores which are excellent for rock pooling when the tide is out. Try Saltburn, Robin Hoods Bay and Boggle Hole, you could be surprised at the variety of wildlife to be found.