Move over Whitby, we have a new favourite seaside town!! I cannot believe we’ve not visited this total gem of a place before! It seriously has EVERYTHING that you could want for a perfect day at the seaside.
Our day was off to a great start getting the Cliff Lift (Great Britain’s oldest water balanced funicular railway in operation) from the town down to the pier (£1.10 adult).
Down on the beach you can get fish and chips, sweets, or play adventure golf. We hired deck chairs for £1.50 per half day from the Surf school to sit on the beach with a picnic whilst Jess made sandcastles. Well actually she made sand crocodiles, but it kept her entertained! The beach is huge and sandy… and damp so perfect for building on!
Next up a walk along the pier (sole surviving Victorian pier in the North East), and a look at offerings from the Yarnbusters!
We let Jess burn through some 2ps at the amusements next, because you really can’t visit the seaside without a chance to be up on 2p.
Toilet stop! OMG these were probably the nicest public loos I’ve ever seen. I chickened out of taking any pictures!
We walked along the seafront and picked up ice creams before spotting Saltburn valley, where we squeezed into the miniature railway with pram for a one way trip. We came across this by chance, so were completely oblivious to the delights of the Valley! On our next visit (100% we’ll be back soon) I think we’ll spend more time to explore this properly. There seem loads of little trails in the beautiful woodland. And we didn’t visit the Woodland Centre which also looks a great place to see!
We took the short walk back from the drop off point of the railway past the play area and stream where lots of people were taking advantage of the sunny weather with picnics and paddling.
After another short play on the beach we headed back to the car via the cliff lift. The town looks lovely too, so I’m looking forward to exploring that next time. Another advantage to Saltburn over Whitby is that the drive back doesn’t involve the A64 and so much more traffic free!!
We’ve had SUCH a good day I can’t wait to return!!