This is a quiet coastal town, built as a retreat spa in the Victorian times. The coast is protected by National Trust and there are lovely walks around the town, beach and coastal paths. There are some very steep hills leading to the beach and pier, so don’t forget: if you go down, you will need to come back up again! Fortunately there is also a cliff lift that you can use, although it did close well before dark.
History – If you like the Victorian age, Saltburn is your kind of town. It has lots of villas and beautiful houses, especially in Glenside and Albion Terrace. There are history panels around the city and these are worth looking at so that you don’t miss interesting facts. For example, did you know that the pier was originally 458m long, but now is only 208m after it was damaged by a storm and a ship crashed right through it!
Families – a good place to spend a day at the beach or at the Saltburn Valley Gardens. The carpark is between both locations with WC facilities, which is ideal if you go with little ones. Parking costs 4 pounds for the day, or park for free on the Marine Avenue above, if you can find a space. Hills in the park and the long beach are a good option to tire the children out.
Food and Drink - there aren’t many pubs in the area because of the Quaker history but you can enjoy some very fresh fish and chips in one of several sea-front chip shops. I personally recommend the Seaview right in front of the beach, just to the left of the steps as you go down. The food was of high quality, a good price, and nice location because you can sit on the beach or on the pier to eat. There was a queue, but for good reason, and it was worth the short wait.