Have a Whale of a time at Whitby and surrounding coast!


If you are interested in marine life and all the wonders the beaches and cliffs have to offer, then why not come and stay at Whitby Holiday Park.

With its coastal cliff top location, Whitby Holiday Park is the ideal location to go off and explore. With Saltwick Bay on your doorstep, the beach offers a great start to venture along and see how many different species of mammals you can find, and don’t forget to hunt for jet while you are there!

You might see the seals and velvet crabs on the beach and in the rock pools and even harbour porpoise can be seen off the coast of Whitby. There are plenty of day fishing trips that you can go on from Whitby Harbour. You can catch an array of fish from cod, mackerel, ling, crabs, lobsters, haddock, whiting and many more. If river fishing is more your thing then you can purchase a permit locally so that you can fish between the village of Sleights and Ruswarp. This is the only Salmon River in Yorkshire. Here you can catch salmon and brown trout.

If fishing seems a little too adventurous for you, why not visit the Sea Life Centre at Scarborough. This is 19 miles from Whitby Holiday Park and takes about 30 minutes to get there by car. There are lots of things to see and do. Meet Ed their playful seal and watch him splashing around. They have otters Eric and Pumpkin, watch as they learn new skills through a special training programme. While you are there why not feed their native sharks and rays and pay a visit to the turtle sanctuary. Look out for CLAWS (new for 2013). Crabs and their many clawed cousins are like marvellous machines, the armoured division of the marine world. In superbly lit displays, you’ll see in vivid and spectacular close-up the incredible anatomy of these powerful predators.

You will see as you walk around: jellyfish, Great Barrier Reef, penguins, sea dragons, turtles, seals, ocean tunnel, seal hospital, rock pool and otters. Why not pan for gold and stop off for refreshment at the kiosk close by.

Once you have explored the creatures of the ocean at Sea Life Centre, head on to Bempton Cliffs.

No matter what season you visit you will be amazed at what animals and mammals you will find. In spring you can go on a Gannett and Puffin Cruise, or watch the seabirds returning to their nest sites. Watch out for a weasel or brown hare as you explore the paths.

Summer is breeding season with all 200,000 seabirds with eggs and chicks. Breeding tree sparrows, whitethroats, grasshopper warblers, sedge warblers, skylarks, linnets, reed buntings, and rock and meadow pippets can be seen within 200m of the visitor centre and car park.

In autumn you will see all the breeding birds depart leaving the Gannets behind. Short eared owls begin to arrive to stay for the winter, along with an array of other birds.

Winter is normally the quietest time of year. At the bird feeding station in winter you will find tree sparrows, greenfinch, blackbirds, robins, dunnocks, wrens and chaffinches looking for food and shelter.

So you see know matter what time of year you come and stay with us there is always some wildlife to spot!

After a busy day animal and mammal spotting, head on home to your static caravans or touring caravan and relax. With the use of free wifi on Park why not let all your family and friends know what a great stay you are having here at Whitby Holiday Park!

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