With a mix of pleasant sandy beaches, towering cliffs and charming seaside resorts, the North Yorkshire coast has a great deal to offer photographers. It's packed with a huge variety of locations to shoot, such as the iconic shipwreck at Saltwick Bay, the elegant Victorian pier at Saltburn-by-the-Sea and the gothic splendour of Whitby Abbey. On top of that there are characterful villages like Staithes to stroll around, dramatic clifftop views to investigate and a selection of attractive sea defences for classic seascapes. Much of the North Yorkshire coastline is also part of the North York Moors National Park, and there's plenty more on offer if you venture inland as the park covers one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. With gentle valleys cutting between the moors and the Cleveland Hills on the northwestern edge, there's a wealth of locations to explore, from epic views to gentle waterfalls and pastoral countryside scenes.