How lucky have we been with Bank Holidays this year? We followed thousands of other Brits and headed to the coast to make the most of this glorious weather.
We thought we’d explore somewhere new so decided to visit Saltburn. When we arrived late morning the beach was still fairly quiet, with plenty of room for the greedy baby and greedy spaniel to run around. Half of the beach is dog friendly, whilst beyond the pier is a dog free zone so head there if you want to picnic in peace!
The beach is perfect, mainly sand but with a shingle area too and loads of space when the tide is out. The dramatic cliffs at the end of the beach are part of the Jurassic Coast so you might even spot a fossil or two. The river flows directly in to the sea on part of the beach so was a popular spot for swimming.
Further down beyond the pier is a row of brightly painted beach huts. These are available for hire from around £30 per day and include a kettle, crockery, a sink, a padded bench and a couple of deck chairs. We would definitely consider doing this when we visit again.
After a morning running around on the beach we had worked up a good appetite. We researched fish and chip places before the trip and decided on the Seaview Restaurant, right by the pier. It is listed in The Times 20 best places to eat by the sea, and rightly so.
We headed up to the sun filled terrace (where they allow dogs) and enjoyed amazing views over the beach, however the indoor restaurant was beautiful too with clean modern decor and floor to ceiling glass windows. The fish and chips were delicious and there were plenty of other seafood options available on the menu. They also have a kiosk selling fish and chips to take away and from the length of the queue this was a popular option.
After lunch we had a walk down the pier where there was a welcome breeze. From here you can see the Victorian funicular, which offers a ride back to the town at the top of the hill. It was being restored when we visited but is due to open again soon.
Walking back along the promenade we came upon this crazy golf course. The nice thing about the Saltburn sea front is that everything is so well kept. Whilst other Northern coastal resorts are often rather faded, Saltburn has lost none of it’s Victorian Splendour.
Our last stop of the day was Surf’s Up by the pier, where they sell Kelly’s ice cream. The orange marmalade in a chocolate waffle cone with chocolate sauce was delicious.
There was plenty more to do in the town and we were sorry we didn’t have longer. We would have loved a ride on the miniature steam railway, a spin on the teacups, or a walk through the Italian gardens, however we’ll have to save all that for next time.