The village of Marske-by-the-Sea is located on the spectacular North Yorkshire coast, between the classic seaside resorts of Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Redcar. Exploring the village from your holiday cottage in Marske-by-the-Sea, you will notice a pair of imposing mansion houses: 19th century Cliff House, perched on a clifftop overlooking the beach, and listed Marske Hall, which was built in 1625, and is the former home of the Zetland family. There are several historic churches, a post office, and a handful of independent businesses. Self-catering holidays in Marske-by-the-Sea would be incomplete without a trip to one of the village’s atmospheric pubs: The Mermaid, The Clarendon, The Zetland, The Frigate, and The Ship Inn. Other local landmarks to look out for include Winkies Castle, which is not a castle at all, but a 17th century half-cruck home, housing an excellent museum with exhibits on the maritime heritage of the region. Perfect for days of sunbathing and building sandcastle, the sandy shore stretches for miles, all the way to Saltburn to the east, and Redcar to the west. The rugged moorland and wooded valleys of the North York Moors National Park are a short drive southward from Marske-by-the-Sea.

Recommended Places to Visit From Your Holiday Cottage in Marske-by-the-Sea


Saltburn Miniature Railway 

Take a ride from Cat Nab Station, through the wooded valley of Skelton Beck on the way to Forest Halt, where you can visit the Italian Gardens and stop for a refreshment at the tearooms.


The James Cook Schoolroom Museum

In the pretty village of Great Ayton, this famous museum tells the story of Captain Cook’s adventures on the high seas.


Marshall’s Beach and Leisure Huts

Treat yourself to a beach hut for the day, overlooking the sandy shore at Saltburn, a short stroll along the coast from Marske-by-the-Sea.

Whitby Whale Watching Have an exhilarating day of whale watching in the North Sea, departing from the enchanting town of Whitby.


Tweddle Farm

Encounters with farm animals and children’s activities are on offer at this family-friendly attraction.