Saltburn-by-the-Sea has maintained much of the charm of a typical Victorian seaside resort with its pier, the colourful Italian Gardens and walks through Riftswood. Saltburn boasts the oldest water balanced cliff tramway in Britain that is still in operation, linking the town with the pier below – the only surviving pleasure pier on the North east coast.
There is ample parking near the beach where the old fishing village straddles Skelton Beck. The Ship Inn remains as a focal point, and is steeped in smuggling history. Take a walk along part of the Cleveland Way up to Huntcliff, once the site of a Roman Signal Station.