Things to do in Saltburn

There’s so much to do right here on our doorstep. 

All of the below are all within a few minute's walk of the hotel.

Saltburn Beach

Saltburn’s shingle and sandy beach has gained a Seaside Award which reflects the ongoing efforts to keep our coastline as beautiful and clean as possible. The Seaside Award takes into account water quality, beach safety, dog-free zones, quality of signage for tourists, and beach cleanliness. A weekly cleaning programme is in place for the area of the beaches patrolled by lifeguards.

Cliff Lift
Saltburn Cliff Tramway opened in 1884 to replace a vertical hoist and is now the oldest water-balanced funicular still in operation in Great Britain, linking the town with the only remaining pleasure pier on the whole North East and Yorkshire coast. A journey not to be missed…

Saltburn Pier is an impressive Victorian iron structure that extends out into the North Sea for 200 metres. There is an amusement arcade at the entrance of the pier which is great fun for all the family.

Valley Gardens
Set just back from the seafront, the Valley Gardens is a municipal park that boasts many classic Victorian features such as a bandstand, Italian gardens, and a miniature railway. The gardens have wonderful colourful formal displays which complement the steep grassy banks which are cut to support a rich diversity of wildflowers. There are various circular walks available throughout the woods as well as a play area and woodland center.

Surf School

Saltburn is the best-known surf spot in the North East and attracts surfers from all over the world. The Saltburn Surf School offers the opportunity for the adventurous to experience the thrills of surfing, boogie boarding, surf skiing, or windsurfing – everything from an hour’s tuition to a day’s full surfing for the keen enthusiasts.


Down at the seafront, there is also Mini Golf, ice cream shops, souvenir shops and of course you can also get fish & chips!

Bars, Restaurants & Pubs

Saltburn is a great spot for eating and drinking, with well over a dozen bars and restaurants all within walking distance of one another making it a great place to enjoy on an evening as well as during the day.

Places To Visit

Our pick of some of our favorite places to visit which are just a short drive away.

Staithes - 20 Minute Drive

Clinging to the hillside, Staithes is an unmissable destination to explore. From the winding cobbled streets to the charming 18th-century cottages, you’ll find this coastal village is full of character. Staithes were once one of the largest fishing ports in the North East, now this hillside gem is a treasured base for exploring Yorkshire’s clifftop paths and discovering the delights of rock pooling and fossil hunting on the small sandy beach.

Whitby - 35 Minute Drive

From the atmospheric Abbey towering over winding cobbled streets to the windswept beach and working harbor, Whitby is not your traditional coastal town. No trip to this picturesque ancient seaport would be complete without sampling some award-winning fish and chips, following the footsteps of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and English explorer Captain James Cook or discovering the history of the famous Whitby Jet.

Redcar Beacon - 12 Minute Drive
Redcar Beacon was built as part of the regeneration of the Redcar seafront and was opened to the public on the 28th March 2013. The Beacon is 80ft high and has seven floors with cafes and viewing platforms. It has 132 steps (and a lift!). Initially the Beacon was described as a 'vertical pier' (Redcar's old Victorian pier having been demolished in 1981).

Roseberry Topping - 19 Minutes Drive
Standing proudly and distinctive at 1,049 feet in height, it is a summit attainable by the many. It can be seen for miles around as a landmark with a distinctive shape and does indeed look so much higher than the facts say. Its quick but steep ascent attracts thousands of hikers and non-hikers in the summer months. It is a great introductory climb for kids and still challenging enough for seasoned walkers.

Guisborough Forest & Walkway - 15 Minute Drive
A gateway to the North York Moors, Guisborough Forest & Walkway is situated at the northern edge of the National Park. It's a mosaic of thriving habitats, with woodlands, wetlands, and grassland, and is home to many different plants and animals. Onsite facilities include two play areas, a trim trail to challenge you, a sculpture trail, circular waymarked walks and bike trails, and a permanent orienteering course. A dipping platform provides access into the wetland area and there's regular events programme. The visitor center, complete with solar panels and rainwater harvesting, has a café, shop, and interpretive displays including a children's area.

Kirkleatham Museum & Owl Centre - 11 Minutes Drive
Kirkleatham Museum is the local history museum for the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland. Hosted within a magnificent 1710 Queen Anne building, the museum showcases a treasure trove of artefacts and exhibitions set out on all three floors.
Kirkleatham Owl Centre is home to an incredible collection of animals, they support conservation projects, carry out education visits and care for sick and injured Birds of Prey as part of their Wildlife rehabilitation work.

Play Factory & Holey Molies in Skelton - 7 Minute Drive
An innovative and imaginatively designed play experience that includes soft play for all ages, slides, and a junior sports court. Holey Molies is an 18-hole indoor crazy mini golf course - a fun-filled family day out. They also have a fully stocked bar with great home-cooked food, pool and snooker, fantastic live music, Sky Sports, and more! 


For more ideas and information on things to do in the local and surrounding areas please check out the Enjoy Tees Valley website -