Best spots for pitching up on the Yorkshire coast

Caravans parked up at Jacobs Mount

The recently launched tourism initiative Route YC has put together a selection of spots it recommends for pitching up in your touring caravan or motorhome along the Yorkshire coast.

Choose the level of facilities you need, from sites featuring restaurants and swimming pools to car parks for self-contained motorhomes.

Fully-equipped holiday parks

Setting up camp at a holiday park is the most obvious option and Route YC has singled out Barmston Beach Holiday Park and Skipsea Sands Holiday Park.

Both of these sites have a wide selection of amenities including bars, restaurants and swimming pools, as well as sandy beaches close by.

Nature-focused sites

For those keen to get back to nature, but still want to have all the basic facilities they need, there’s Jacobs Mount Camping and Caravan Park, which is in the woods not far from Scarborough and Forge Valley.

Alternatively, head to Humble Bee Farm if you’re taking the southerly version of Route YC to enjoy open countryside and local produce stocked in the on-site cafe and shop.

Car parks for overnight stays

If your leisure vehicle has everything you need inside, including a toilet and a shower, then consider parking up at a pub for an overnight stay.

Both the Ship Inn at Sewerby and Filey’s Royal Oak allow caravans and motorhomes to pitch up in their car parks for the night.

Route YC is designed to help visitors make the most of Yorkshire’s coastline and exploring by caravan or motorhome is a great way to do it.

It suggests breaks of three to seven days and has recommended itineraries based around six locations. They are Bridlington, Filey, Hornsea, Scarborough, Whitby and Withernsea.

You can also ‘collect the six’ by planning return trips and really get to know the area covered by Route YC.