The village of Marske-by-the-Sea lies on the North Yorkshire coast, between Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea. It is an excellent base for exploring the region, with a sandy beach, welcoming cafés and pubs, and easy access to the North York Moors. There are a number of historic landmarks in and around the village, including listed Marske Hall, the magnificent 17th century former home of the Zetland family. Nearby, on the clifftop overlooking the beach, Cliff House is an imposing 19th century home. The village is also home to a number of graceful churches, a post office and a leisure centre. Self-catering holidays in Marske-by-the-Sea would be incomplete without a trip to Winkies Castle, a unique museum in a half-cruck cottage which was once the home of the master shoe-maker Jack Anderson. The museum has thousands of exhibits, including a two-headed lamb called Bill and Ben.
A charming and cosy family- and pet-friendly getaway by the sea, Victoria Cottage is a delightful balance of historic touches and modern convenience with room for four. This cottage makes the most of its great seaside location to offer a family holiday in a warm, comfortable environment.
The village has five cosy pubs, where you can enjoy a pint of Yorkshire ale or a bite to eat after a day by the sea: The Clarendon, The Frigate, The Zetland, The Mermaid and The Ship Inn. Don’t miss Rose and Potter, an excellent deli serving good coffee, homemade cakes, smoked meat, artisan cheese and wine. A short stroll from holiday cottages in Marske-by-the-Sea, there is a vast beach, backed by dunes and rows of fishing boats. It is a glorious spot for long walks along the shore, and is one of the area’s best surfing and windsurfing beaches in the right conditions. Walk eastward from your holiday cottage in Marske-by-the-Sea and you will reach the Saltburn Cliff Tramway, Britain’s oldest water-balanced funicular. The resort of Saltburn is a lovely place to explore by foot, with a pier, gardens, a miniature railway and elegant Victorian architecture. Head along the coast in the opposite direction from Marske-by-the-Sea and you will reach Redcar, another classic resort with plenty of nostalgic seaside attractions.