IN PICTURES: 16 great places for a picnic in Scarborough, Filey and Whitby

When out and about on the Yorkshire Coast, there are a whole host of fantastic picnic places to choose from. Which one is your favorite?

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 10:51 am
Updated Thursday, 6th August 2020, 11:04 am
A haven of tranquility - Staindale Lake, Dalby Forest

Whether you're looking to enjoy the sunshine in Whitby, Scarborough or Filey, our list of great picnic spots offers a range of ideas of where to spend time with your loved ones. Best of all most of them are free or have minimal charges for parking, but not all have toilets, so make sure you plan your visit in advance.

Enjoy fabulous sea views from Whitby's west pier
Scarborough's South Cliff Italian Garden's has been popular with visitors for over a century.

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The Mere, Scarborough offers a great alternative to the beach
Falling Foss - A woodland walk and a picnic by a waterfall, what better way to spend a hot summer's day?
Filey Dams Nature Reserve makes a perfect escape for nature lovers
With plenty of parking, the Hole of Horcum offers a fabulous walk and great scenery
Recently voted the best beach in Britiain, Runswick Bay offers a large beach, rock pools and fossils
With many fragrant plants, Shuttleworth Gardens, Scarborough, provides an unusual option for those who are blind or partially sighted
Pannett Park in Whitby offers some lovely views across the town and has a children's play area too
With a visitor centre, play areas and woodland walks, there's a lot to like about Dalby Forest,try Staindale Lake for a quiet picnic away from the crowds.
The Forge Valley Boardwalk offers a pleasant walk and the occasional seat by the river to enjoy your lunch.
The Moors National Park Centre offers plenty of space for a picnic as well as children's play area, nature trails and a visitor centre.
No Scarborough holiday would be complete without a picnic in Peasholm Park
Glen Gardens, Filey, offers plenty of space for your younger family members to let off steam.
The Cinder Track between Whitby and Scarborough offers plenty of great places to pause and enjoy the peace like Ravenscar (pictured).
All of the Yorkshire Coast beaches are great, but if you're looking for somewhere a little quieter, why not try Cayton Bay?