Attractions in this delightful Victorian seaside town include Britain's oldest water powered cliff lift which dates back to 1884, a miniature railway line leading from the beautiful unspoilt beach into the Valley Gardens and some excellent cliff top walks. Within the town, a good selection of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants are available.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea has a good community infrastructure and regular events are held in various locations such as the Bandstand, Valley Gardens, Beach, Esplanade, Community Centre and Theatre. The beach is only 500 yards away and is a popular centre for surfing and local boat fishermen can often be found selling their freshly caught fish, crab and lobsters direct from the boat. For those wishing to enjoy a spot of fishing from dry land, the recently refurbished pier provides a very popular spot from where to cast off. Notably, Saltburn-by-the-Sea boasts the only remaining pier on the North East coast and is more recently famous as the main target of the knitting craze known as “Yarn Bombing”. Other local events include golf, swimming and horse riding.
Recently opened is Saltburn’s ‘Art Bank’, a custom built gallery housing the latest works of local artists, sculptors and craftsmen, or if you prefer the Theatre, there is plenty to enjoy at Saltburn’s community theatre which hosts many events from screen plays to comedy nights. Both are within walking distance and less than 250 yards.
From Saltburn, the North York Moors, often referred to as "Heartbeat Country" are easily accessible, along with the coastal resorts of Staithes, Runswick Bay, Sandsend and Whitby, famed for it’s connections with Captain James Cook. You could also enjoy the fantastic experience of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and take a steam train which meanders through the moors villages of Grosmont, Goathland (aka Aidensfield in the TV series Heartbeat) and Levisham en route from Whitby to the lively market town of Pickering.
Saltburn’s own railway station provides regular links to the neighbouring seaside resort of Redcar and onwards to Middlesbrough and Darlington which both offer some superb shopping and leisure facilities and rail links to other places of interest including Whitby, York, Durham and Newcastle.