Saltburn by the Sea is a delightfully relaxed seaside resort that has retained much of the charm that made it a favourite of holidaymakers in Victorian England.
Many fine examples of Victorian architecture can still be found in Saltburn by the Sea, giving the town a quaint but still somehow regal feel. The cliff tramway, the oldest of its type in Britain, links the town itself with Saltburn Pier on the lower promenade. The pier itself is another survivor from the Victorian era and has undergone extensive restoration work in recent years. Running from the sea front to the Italian Gardens and a delightful woodland walk is the Saltburn Miniature Railway, a fun way of travelling along the promenade on a beautiful sunny day.
Saltburn by the Sea’s maritime legacy is exemplified by the near 500-year old Ship Inn, a former haunt of smugglers that used to populate the area. The pub still has original timbers and an open coal fire and is known for its delicious food. The Ship Inn is just one of many pubs in Saltburn, which also has a number of cafes and restaurants.
To experience the charm of an authentic Victorian seaside resort on the North Sea coast, close to coastal walks and perfect for touring the Yorkshire coastline to the south and the North York Moors a short distance inland, take a look at Saltburn by the Sea holiday cottages today.