North Yorkshire Coast: Property search

Published Nov 15, 2019 – 4 mins read

Property on the North Yorkshire Coast, in particular those within the towns and villages set along the Heritage coastal area of the North York Moors National Park, has much to offer residents.

Many are drawn to buying a coastal property, often attracted by the fresh sea air, immediate access to beaches and views of the sea. The section of North Yorkshire Coast which is within the North York Moors is particularly special due to the surrounding setting. For those who enjoy walking many of the locations we’ve included in this article are set on the ‘Cleveland Way’ coastal path.

Sandsend property

Located only two miles from Whitby, the pretty village of Sandsend is one of the most picturesque places on the North Yorkshire Coast. Located within the North York Moors National Park the village is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Sandsend property consists of many fisherman’s cottages which look out to sea, many close to the popular Sandsend beach which is frequented by local residents and visitors in the summer months.

Despite being a relatively small village, Sandsend has much to offer by way of amenities which include a post office, public house and several restaurants.

Runswick Bay property for sale

Runswick Bay is one of the hidden gems of the North Yorkshire Coast, the historic fishing village is known for its sandy beach and the surrounding scenery of the North York Moors. There’s much to do in Runswick Bay, particularly in the summer months; activities include surfing, walking and beachcombing for shells and fossils.

In terms of Runswick Bay property for sale, the village is known for the charming red roofed cottages; many of these period properties, set on the seafront, are built into the elevated coastline giving many homes stunning views over the bay and sandy beach.

Property for sale in Staithes

Staithes is a popular village on the North Yorkshire Coast, much of the historic property is located on the sea front and is set on winding cobbled streets. Those looking for property for sale in Staithes will find the homes nearest the sea to be the most popular often boasting sea views they can attract much competition when they become available. Whilst it is rare for the properties closest to the sea to have outside space, they occasionally have balconies or terraces.

Inland, Staithes property includes more modern properties and due to the hilly nature of the area many of these properties enjoy views over the Staithes Ravine.

With regard to amenities, Staithes has much to offer including a supermarket, post office, doctors surgery and dentist. There are also several schools in the area. The village is around a 40 minute drive from Middlesbrough for a wider selection of amenities.  

Whitby property

The historic town of Whitby is one of the better known locations on the North Yorkshire Coast and is a highly desirable place to live. With regard to Whitby property, many of the most sought after homes tend to be situated in the old town area; the terraces located on the banks of the River Esk; here buyers can find townhouses and historic stone built cottages.

On the edge of town those looking at Whitby property for sale will find larger properties with those on the seafront often boasting sea views.

Whitby attracts many visitors year round so might appeal if you’re seeking a second home to also let out as a holiday home. The charming town has all the expected amenities you’d find in a town of its size along with some popular independent stores which have been in situ for some time. Whitby offers easy access to the North York Moors National Park and also has a wonderful beach.

Robin Hood’s Bay cottages

Considered by many to be one of the most charming and unspoilt villages on the North Yorkshire Coast, property in Robin Hood’s Bay is very sought after. In particular Robin Hood’s Bay cottages are a popular entity; the seafront cottages previously occupied by fishermen often offer residents beautiful views of the bay whilst internally being filled with characterful period charm.

Approximately five miles south east of Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay has a good range of shops and places to eat and drink. Away from the cottages on the seafront there are period homes, such as those on Mount Pleasant, which offer far reaching views.

Filey properties

Filey is one of the least known towns on the North Yorkshire Coast, a well-kept secret perhaps. From the Filey Brigg, which is a stretch of Jurassic Rock that trails into the North Sea you can appreciate many of Filey’s attributes; from the white stucco frontage of the Royal Crescent to the town’s long sandy beach; Filey is a very attractive coastal town.

Filey properties include Victorian terraces, fisherman’s cottages located in the oldest parts of the town and Regency townhouses and apartments on The Crescent. More modern homes have been added over the years to make the most of the stunning sea views on offer from this particular part of the coast.

North Yorkshire property for sale

Buyers seeking North Yorkshire property for sale focusing on coastal locations have many desirable areas to consider. Homes located within the towns and villages set within the North York Moors on the North Yorkshire Coast benefit from access to both the stunning National Park and the sandy beaches on the coast.

With so much beauty surrounding many of these homes it’s of little surprise that the properties which enjoy the most uninterrupted views and settings rarely become available to buy on the open market. Often being sold discreetly, an unrepresented buyer might not be aware of such opportunities. Due to long established relationships with industry professionals a property finder can ensure no opportunity is missed in the search for the perfect property. To learn more about our services please contact us.