Hot Tub Breaks in Whitby
Having inspired the story of Dracula, there’s plenty of tales to bring to life in Whitby and lots of memories to make – whatever your age.
Hot Tub Breaks In Whitby
Whitby is a characterful seaside town in Yorkshire. Here, you can expect everything you’d get from a traditional British coastal resort – think beach huts, fish and chips, and family-friendly fun – with a little extra charm. The story of Dracula was even inspired by Whitby and, on the East Cliff, you can see the ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey! That’s not the only history to bring to life as the Captain Cook Memorial Museum – where Cook once lived – is a great place to take the whole family. That’s when you’re not frolicking on the beach, trying some water sports or filling up at one of the nearby cafes and pubs.
Of course, as with any staycation – whether it’s a romantic break, a celebration with friends or a family holiday – the accommodation is what really puts the cherry on top. And, in Whitby, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Think Whitby holiday cottages with hot tubs, luxurious lodges and log cabins with incredible views and private parking, barn conversions with pools and games rooms, and holiday homes with open plan living and enough space for everyone to relax.
A Whitby hot tub break really does offer that little bit something different. And we’re not just talking about your very own private hot tub. What better place to let the kids splash around and, trust us when we say, there’s nothing nicer than kicking back once they’re in bed – with bubbles surrounded by bubbles. A hot tub holiday can be anything you want too and, with such a range of locations in Whitby, you’re guaranteed to find a holiday to suit.
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Whitby itself is a small seaside town but it makes for a great base to visit local villages and beaches. In fact, you’ll definitely want to keep a few days spare for exploring…
Robin Hood’s Bay
Best for: Picture-perfect walks
Just 6 miles from Whitby, this coastal fishing village is packed with history. In fact, it used to be a haven for smugglers and, today, many of the old traditional houses still line the streets. But as well as this, you’ll also find cute cafes, shops, restaurants and winding paths that take you on beautiful coastal walks. The dog-friendly beach is even known as one of the prettiest in Yorkshire.
Best for: Harry Potter fans
Travel just 9 miles from Whitby and you’ll find Goathland which is home to a North York Moors Railway stop – which fans of our favourite wizard might recognise from Harry Potter. There’s also a lovely pub, tea room and village shop as well as beautiful countryside and the Mallyan Spout Waterfall. You certainly won’t want to forget your camera for this one and there’s plenty of charming cottages in Whitby and Goathland for you to rest your head.
Best for: Golf lovers
Boasting a popular 9-hole golf course, Ruswarp is ideal if some of the group want to get the clubs out and others fancy a wander around a lovely village. Set on a hill, there’s a miniature steam railway, Ruswarp Pleasure Boats and a picture-perfect river that’s the ideal backdrop for a picnic. You can even walk to Whitby by following the signs for the Esk Valley Walk. Oh, and there’s a friendly local pub that always has its doors open.
Best for: Beach days
Officially one of the prettiest destinations in North Yorkshire, Runswick Bay has a sandy beach, sheltered bay and an array of bright fishing boats – whatever time of year you’re visiting. Ideal for rock pooling, coastal walks and fossil hunting, it’s no wonder it’s such a popular place for families. The Sunday Times Travel and The Times have even named it Britain’s Best Beach.
Best for: Wildlife spotters
Fancy a game of wildlife bingo? Just 6.5 miles from Whitby sits Egton which is in the heart of the Esk Valley. Here, you’ll find a range of fish, birds and mammals including otters, kingfishers and voles. Enjoy one of the signposted walks or sit back for an hour and feast over a picnic. There’s lots of good pubs in the area too and, every August, there’s the Egton Show – one of the biggest and most popular agricultural shows in the area.
The best activities near Whitby
North Yorkshire Off Road Centre
Where? Robin Hood’s Bay
Under the careful eye of a qualified instructor, you’ll be let loose on the Yorkshire cliffs as you enjoy the North Yorkshire Off Road Centre. With plenty of terrain to speed along and the coastal views of Robin Hood’s Bay below – that’s if you’re brave enough to look down – this is a great activity that will definitely get the heart racing.
Mallyan Spout Waterfall
Set in the moorland above Goathland, you’ll find Mallyan Spout Waterfall. You might even recognise it from ITV’s Heartbeat – or your Nan might. With plenty of walking routes as well as incredible picturesque spots, this is ideal if you want to get into the great outdoors and explore everything that North Yorkshire has to offer, with your four legged friend in tow too.
Ruswarp Pleasure Boats
At Ruswarp Pleasure Boats, you can hire your very own rowing boat or kayak and explore the local area by water. Expect a laid-back activity, with great views and plenty of places to stop off at. There’s also a riverside cafe if you fancy a proper stop off. Once here, you won’t be surprised to find out that people have been coming to row their boats on the river since 1874.
Where? Runswick Bay
Britain is home to some incredible beaches, Runswick Bay being one of them. But in order to truly appreciate their beauty, we need to keep them clean which is why the people of Yorkshire have begun #2minutebeachclean. Simply look out for the signs and follow the instructions. It only takes two minutes out of your day (as the name suggests) and, if we all do our bit, it means we can continue to enjoy golden sands!
Glaisdale and Egton Bridge Walk
If you’re in the area, then you’ve got to visit the North York Moors National Park. You could even adventure along the Glaisdale and Egton Bridge Walk – a 5 mile circular walk that takes you through woodland and country tracks. It’s ideal for those with dogs but little ones might find the riverside rambles a bit tough. Don’t worry though as, back in Egton, there’s lots of cafes for the rest of the family to relax in.