12 things you should have done on the Yorkshire Coast before you are 40

Some of the most popular events, landmarks and attractions on the Yorkshire coast - everyone has done these, haven't they?

Friday, 30th November 2018, 8:20 am
Updated Friday, 30th November 2018, 9:00 am
The sun is shining, the North Sea is on your doorstep, make the most of it. And if you are feeling brave, there are various charity dips held around Christmas time.

And if you haven't crossed off the full set, maybe you should put them on your to-do list in 2019.

You can still get on 2p machines and hearing your winnings drop over the edge is still one of the great seaside sounds. Just don't expect to get rich.
Following in the foosteps of Bram Stoker's mysterious animal who is said to have bounded up the steps after it leapt to shore from the deserted ship. The views across the harbour and town are well worth it.
You'll need a head for heights and enough energy to climb the 119 steps, but you will be rewarded with the best views of the Heritage Coast and Bridlington Bay.
No trip to the seaside is complete without fish and chips by the beach. Just because you live at the coast, doesn't mean you should miss out. Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington all have some of the best chippies in Yorkshire.
Fancy pasta or pizza? The first place you think of to have a meal was Florios in Scarborough during Happy Hour.
One of the biggest events on the Yorkshire coast each year, you'll get to see all sorts of costumes and meet all sorts of characters.
Whatever you need, you can probably find it at Boyes. Everyone remembers the countdown to sales, when rows of shelves were covered up. Maybe you have visited Santa in his grotto at Christmas.
OK, so it is not on the coast, but it's not too far away. There is something for all ages, from high-speed rollercoasters for adrenaline-seekers to gentle children's rides. And if you like to keep your feet on the ground, you can explore the zoo.
There's plenty of choice if you want to see the coastline from the sea - from the Hispaniola in Scarborough to the Yorkshire Belle in Bridlington - or if you want somnething a bit more high-octane, try the speedboats.
Walk up to the historic castle and take in the views of both bays.
It is a big day in Scarborough, with youngsters skipping along on Foreshore Road and the much-loved pancake races
A staple of the seaside, whether it is a Mr Whippy, a 99, a lemon top or one of the huge variety of flavours you can get - worry about the diet another day!