Things to do around Saltburn
The Saltburn Cliff Tramway opened in 1884 to replace a vertical hoist and is now the oldest water balanced funicular still in operation in Great Britain, linking the Victorian town of Saltburn with the only remaining pleasure pier on the whole North East and Yorkshire coast.
Saltburn pier was the first iron pier to be built on the North East Coast. Its history is closely tied with the town’s development and identity and, now over 150 years later, remains a key attraction and iconic symbol of the Tees Valley’s famous seaside resort
Saltburn Surf School has been providing professional coaching, for beginners, improvers and advanced surfers since 1983. They are fully accredited by Surfing England and the International Surfing Association. Located on the lower Prom they offer lessons for all abilities, a wide range of hire and we also sell a range of new & second hand surf equipment.
Saltburn Mini Golf, located on the bottom promenade in Saltburn By The Sea. Join them for a fun family game, or a delicious shake, bake or cake!
Saltburn valley garden trail. This is a moderate walk on good tracks, but with gradients up to 1:15. The Saltburn Valley Gardens are a maze of pleasant paths and tracks with seats at frequent intervals. Refreshments, a Woodland Centre, children’s play areas and a miniature railway can all be enjoyed – all set in a mix of formal gardens and ‘wild’ woodland.
Saltburn Miniature Railway is a 15 inch gauge railway is listed as one of the country’s most famous railways. It operates in spring and summer.
Saltburn golf club has great facilities with a 14.5 acre covered driving range and practice facility, recently refurbished locker rooms, and fantastic food and social events.
Lockwood Beck fishing located ten minutes north from Scaling Dam Reservoir, includes an excellent natural stock of roach and perch. Offering peace, quiet, stunning scenery and an additional 1,500 skimmer bream, tench and crucian carp introduced in November 2017, the 60 acres of clear water is a must for coarse fishing enthusiasts. There is plenty of fishing opportunities across the one and quarter miles of bank space including along the dam wall on the north side of the water. On the south side, you can fish from the banks of the spacious moorland, whilst on the east and west banks, there is mature mixed woodland.
The Saltburn bandstand. Every year free band concerts are held between May and September. For more information look at the Saltburn bandstand page on Facebook.
Places to eat
There are plenty of bistros and restaurants to enjoy in Saltburn and the surrounding area.
The Seaview Restaurant is a destination venue offering the best seafood experience. A place to enjoy Saltburn by the Sea’s long stretch of golden sands, dramatic cliffs, historic Victorian pier and, of course, exceptional food and service. Having just reopened following a complete refurbishment and extension, they are proud to have a venue that is certain to make you feel like you’ve been whisked away – with unrivalled views of the sea and sky. The new team of chefs offer unique dishes created from the freshest seafood landed from the surrounding waters each day. The talented team prepare original and delicious seafood plates cooked to order – including the famous Crab Brioche eaten by Fred Sirieix and Nadiya Hussain when they featured on BBC’s Remarkable Places To Eat. Relax and enjoy this seaside experience, delicious dishes including fish and chips, whilst absorbing the vibrant atmosphere. Fish and chip takeaway are available at the ground floor counter.
Rapps – At Rapps they prepare the best breakfasts Tuesday to Sunday until 11.30, at which point the daily lunch menu is served until 3 – with full English options also available. Whether you fancy coffee and a catch up with a freshly baked scone, or Seabass with a bottle of wine, there’ll be something on the menu to get excited about. On an Tuesday – Saturday evenings they serve stonebaked pizza menu alongside their lovely evening menu, all freshly prepared and perfect to eat with friends and family.
Virgo’s is a local bistro based on Dundas Street. They provide good quality dishes for breakfast, lunches and weekend evening meals. They also have a deli counter and provide food hampers of local produce. For evening meals on a weekend it is advisable to book a table on 01287 624031
Coco and Rum is a Thai restaurant in Saltburn offering freshly cooked food. All of their dishes are cooked individually to order. Thai fusion foodie delight to excite your taste buds and every other sensorial neuron. Good food for good health and a good life. Style is the key, comfort is essential! Customers can choose how spicy their food is. Takeaways are also available.
Spices Indian restaurant and takeaway – Spices serve top quality Indian Cuisine, located centrally in Station Square, Saltburn with easy access and free parking. They cater for all types of occasions whether it be a large party or a casual night out, their staff are renowned for making guests feel special and welcome and will make sure your visit will be one not to forget.
Their chef´s ability to merge flavours and textures with sound cooking techniques will provide you with the up most desirable Indian dishes. Expect top creations like, Spiced Home Tandoori Trout Fish, Tandoori Salmon, Lamb Shank and mouth watering curries. With a large choice of Indian favourites and plenty of choices for vegetarians, will provide an unforgettable dining experience. Takeaways are also available
The Ship inn – Dating from the late 1500s, a reputedly haunted pub and once at the centre of the smuggling trade, the Ship is wonderfully positioned next to the beach with both lounge and bar, coal fires, original timbers, retaining an ‘olde worlde’ feel to the interior. Quality pub grub food is served, pleasant outside seating with clear views of the pier opened in 1869, cliffs, rocks, beach and the sea. Becoming popular with film companies because of its location and traditional unspoilt looks.
Brockley Hall – quirky hand decorated restaurant with influences from Moulin Rouge, Raffles and Orient Express is full of ambience. Experience fine dining in a refined environment with their A La Carte 2 AA Rosette awarded menu. Afternoon tea is also available.
Alessi’s Italian restaurant established in 1998 and is a family run restaurant, serving Italian cuisine. They have a wide range of dishes to choose from aswell as a children’s menu.
Alessi’s restaurant is located in Saltburn and is in walking distance from the town’s key amenities.
They have a happy hour menu which is served Monday to Friday 3:30pm – 7:00pm and 3:30pm – 6:30pm on Saturday. They have a take away service available with 10 % discount. If you would like a take away menu please pop into the restaurant or have a look on their online menu and ring 01287 625033 to place your order.
Traditional pubs in Saltburn
The Guns Bar Saltburn is a craft ale and gin bar. They have 12 beers that change regularly from around the country and the globe and an extensive menu of over 40 gins on the menu paired with flavoured tonics and botanicals for the ultimate gin experience. The ales and beers change regularly, so if you have an interest in sampling world beers, they will always have something new and interesting.
The Marine is a pub of two halves. On the left is the bar with music, TV screens, and pool table and gaming machines. On the right is the lounge with no music, TV screens etc and is popular with older customers or those who wish to enjoy a good conversation with their drinks. Outside there is a pleasant seating area with a commanding view of Tees Bay and ideal on sunny days. Sundays the bar meal menu is replaced by a Sunday lunch
Alexandra Vaults is known locally as ‘the Back Alex’, used to be the separate tap for the old Alexandra Hotel. Situated at the back of Amber St. near the top promenade, the Alex has three interconnected rooms of which the centre is the bar. Pool room, comfortable lounge with stage, it serves toasted sandwiches.
The Cricket clubhouse on Marske Mill Lane is open most afternoons and evenings. Sky sports is played here and there are darts and pool table available to use. Outdoor cricket matches are played throughout summer. There is also tennis courts and bowling club on site which are available to book. The leisure centre with gym and swimming pool is situated next door.
The Victoria Pub – is a traditional pub based in 3-5 Dundas Street
Cocktail bars in Saltburn
Signals upstairs – Based in Station Square. Cafe by day, Bar by night! Find Signals right in the heart of Saltburn. A bright, modern, welcoming café and bar established in 1986. Signals serves up breakfast, brunch, lunch, baked cakes, and pastries using locally sourced ingredients. You can grab a cup of Runway Coffee on the go from the Side Hatch, or while sitting and gazing out the window waiting for your train. If you haven’t yet tried their own coffee, you won’t be disappointed! On Friday and Saturday evenings their space transforms into a warm and cosy bar with awesome cocktails, specially selected wines, local music and good vibes.
The Sitting room – Based on Station Square.Established 2011 in the arches of the beautiful former railway station in heart of the Victorian spa town of Saltburn-by-the-sea, the Sitting Room is a unique space which transforms from a quirky eatery during the day to a bar on an evening. Menu’s both daytime and evening adapt to the seasons as they use local, seasonal, home grown and foraged ingredients in our food and cocktails wherever possible.
Birdies Bar is located above Alessi’s Italian restaurant and serves some lovely cocktails.
Goondocks is a Goonies themed bar based on Milton Street. GoonDocks is all about street food and good times. Sourcing local produce to create amazing dishes whilst offering their customers a beautiful and unique environment.