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Life at the Edge: North Yorkshire Coast

Posted on 30th January 2020 by Rachel Martin

The Old Coastguard Station in Robin Hood’s Bay will help you discover what makes this part of the North Yorkshire Coast so special.

The current exhibition is all about life at the edge of the North Yorkshire coast – living, working and surviving where land meets sea – and hands-on models and fascinating displays tell the story of the region’s distinctive geology and the impact of the elements, local wildlife and secret history of smuggling.

You can have fun making waves, generating wind power and finding out more about the natural processes that shape the surrounding shoreline and spot hermit crabs, blennies, winkles, sea anemones and other nautical creatures in the rock pools just outside.

There’s always something new to see and experience. Such as uncovering the vital work that National Trust rangers are doing across the surrounding North Yorks Moors and Coast and exploring the array of higgledy-piggledy seaside towns and villages just a short hop away. While The Old Coastguard’s shop stocks plenty of souvenirs and your money stays locally, with proceeds contributing to the upkeep of the Station and protection of the wildlife and spaces surrounding it.

If you’re joining us for a stay at one of our cottages close by, head to Robin Hood’s Bay and experience real life on the edge of the North Yorkshire Coast.

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