For the couple who wants to kick back, relax and enjoy some quality time together, visit the northern seaside. Grab a pair of flip flops, a beach towel and a picnic and head to one of Yorkshire’s most charming beaches, Robin Hood’s Bay. The old fishing village situated on the waterfront is the perfect romantic location if you love cosy pub lunches, sea views and a quieter pace of life. When staying at a Robin Hood Bay hotel, be sure to make the most of the bay’s natural beauty and take a romantic stroll along the nearby coastal paths.
If you love the beach but you and your partner prefer more of a lively atmosphere, you can travel just thirty minutes down the road from Robin Hood’s Bay to Scarborough beach, which has been one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK since the 1930s. You’ll have two sandy bays to choose from, as well as amusement arcades and shops along the waterfront to keep you entertained. Stop by the Seastrand, an independent café overlooking Scarborough’s South Bay, which is a romantic spot to enjoy some tea and cake.
We spoke to Tess from the team at Seastrand who tells us: “We are a quiet, relaxed little coffee shop with a roof terrace that overlooks the beach, castle, harbour and cliffs- so it's perfectly positioned for a date! There are blankets to snuggle under when the weather has a chill and the ground floor snug is festooned with sparkly lights and a plush vintage Chesterfield to sink into. Plus, there are lovely coffee and treats to be enjoyed.”
Tess from Seastrand tells us what she recommends couples get up to in Yorkshire to spark some romance: “I think that being beside the sea for long walks, chatting and dodging waves is just wonderful, there's something magic in the sea air. Otherwise walking the Dales, Moors and cliff top walkways would be top of my list.”
Visit the Open Air Theatre
The Scarborough Open Air Theatre is the perfect place to go if you and your partner are music enthusiasts. Look at the line-up of acts and plan your trip in time to witness one of your favourite musicians perform at this unique venue. The theatre was built in the 1930s, back when seaside resorts were at their most popular but in 2010, it had a major refurbishment which was officially opened by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Hop aboard the North York Moors Railway