Cottages by the Sea in North Yorkshire

Welcome to our selection of the best seaside holiday cottages to rent by the North East coast, including the North Yorkshire Coast and Northumberland.

Explore the tiny fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay and partake in some of the UK’s best fish and chips, take a trip to the ancient seaport of Whitby, whose gothic cathedral inspired Bram Stoker to create his most famous character Dracula or explore Yorkshire’s famous Cleveland National Trail. You could even head ‘overseas’ to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, a tidal island chosen by St Aidan as the location for his monastery in 635AD.

All the holiday cottages listed here are by the sea, beach or coast.

Featured Accommodation

Flagstaff Cottage

Robin Hood’s Bay, near Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 6. Set in the heart of picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay, this four-storey former fisherman’s cottage has been beautifully refurbished. With its own private patio and rockery garden it is superbly located and convenient for the beach. Cottage Code: IBY.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

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The Old Folly

The Old Folly, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2. Built in the early 1800’s as a ruin, today this gatehouse has been converted into a wonderful and unique set of two holiday homes. Perfect for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors and coastline (Filey is only 3 miles away). Cottage Code: IJQ.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

White Cottage

Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 4. Dating from the 16th century, this traditional holiday cottage features delightful sea and harbour views from its private enclosed courtyard garden and patio. Ideally located for exploring the cobbled streets and alleyways of Whitby. Cottage Code: 23165.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century

Red House

Scarborough, Yorkshire.

Sleeps 10. Enjoying stunning views over Scarborough Bay, this large holiday property extends over three floors, with a large games room complete with pool table. Set in extensive landscaped grounds, this imposing house dates back to 1860. Cottage Code: 27936.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century
  • Piano

Keel Lodges – Coble Cottage

Staithes, nr. Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2 – 12. Tastefully transformed from World War 1 army barracks, these four ingeniously refurbished holiday lodges now provide good quality accommodation with much character and charm. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 16262.

  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Twin Bays House

Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 8. Set on the headland close to the castle, this fine Georgian town house offers stunning views over both of Scarborough’s bays. Refurbished to an excellent standard and retaining many original features, in also now boasts a 6-person hot tub. Cottage Code: ISW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

White Rose Cottage

Fylingthorpe, nr. Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2. With commanding views over countryside and coastline, this stone cottage has been thoughtfully renovated and enjoys its own small garden. Set in a peaceful location on a 200 acre estate, it is just 2 miles from picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay. Cottage Code: IHP.

  • Close to Sea
  • 19th Century

The Anchorage

Staithes, nr. Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 4. Occupying an idyllic location on the quayside at Staithes, this traditional cottage offers lovely views over the harbour, which was once one of the largest fishing ports on England’s north east coast. Try your hand at some fossil hunting on the beach. Cottage Code: W404.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Sunnyside

Sandsend, nr. Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 5. Enjoying stunning views over a valley to the sea, this delightful 18th century cottage is just a few hunderd metres from the beach. A stroll away from the inns and tearooms of picturesque Sandsend, follow a three mile sandy beach to Whitby. Cottage Code: IQZ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Crow’s Nest

Staithes, Cleveland, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 4. Furnished and equipped to a very good standard, this 150-year-old holiday cottage features panoramic sea views over the picturesque fishing village of Staithes. Adjoining another property, it is tucked away on a hillside along a quiet lane. Cottage Code: IJA.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Scalby Lodge – Troutbeck Cottage

Scalby, nr. Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2 – 10. Occupying a stunning clifftop setting close to Scarborough, this collection of 15 picturesque stone built holiday cottages form part of an estate owned by HM The Queen. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: IUB.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century