Saltburn's Victorian Cliff Lift & Pier

Saltburn's Victorian Cliff Lift & Pier

Chic shops in Salburn with vintage frontage

Chic shops in Salburn with vintage frontage

An enchanting Victorian seaside resort close to the Yorkshire Border and North York Moors, beautiful Saltburn features vintage seaside architecture galore from a classic Victorian cliff lift and pier to a magnificent Victorian station. Saltburn was a popular spa town resort during the Victorian era, funded and founded by the big railway entrepreneur Henry Pease of the The Stockton & Darlington Railway.

It's a rich history and you could say that Saltburn was one of the first seaside resorts to boom as a result of the early passenger carrying railway routes! The town centre is brimming with independent craft shops, character guest houses and plenty of fine restaurants and seaside cafes. Stay in one of Britain's most beautiful Victorian seaside resorts and experience one of the best collections of vintage seaside architecture in one resort.

Love the surf on the Cleveland Coast here at Saltburn

Love the surf on the Cleveland Coast here at Saltburn

A Victorian boom with the establishment of a railway link!

A Victorian boom with the establishment of a railway link!

Victorian Pier, Cliff Lift & History

Britain's oldest water-balanced cliff lift dating from 1884 is here in Saltburn along with a heritage miniature railway (a classic 15 inch gauge railway) dating from 1947. Find it at the bottom of Saltburn Bank near Lower Promenade. At the base of the Cliff Lift sits the Victorian Pier constructed in 1869. Many of the resort's vintage seaside features survive adding to its charm including the Italian Gardens laid out in 1860.

The Old Saltburn hamlet below Cat Nab and Huntcliff pre-dates the building of the Victorian seaside resort. The Old Saltburn area has an 18th century smuggling heritage like many of the small villages situated along the Cleveland Coast. The Ship Inn in Old Saltburn on the Huntcliff side of Skelton Beck facing the beach dates from the late 1500s and retains many of its original timbers. Enjoy some fine homemade pub food and fine ales in here.

Saltburn Pier view

Saltburn Pier view

Surfing, Beaches & Attractions

The Saltburn coast, like the Cleveland Heritage Coast, has the distinctive stunning cliffs and beach bays. Surfing in Saltburn is incredibly popular around the Seaside Award Winning sand and shingle beach either side of the Pier. The BSA Accredited Saltburn Surf School is where to head for surfing lessons, located on Lower Promenade. You can also hire surfboards, wetsuits and other surfing equipment from them.

Accommodation in Saltburn

  • Marske-by-the-sea   (1.9 miles from the centre of Saltburn)
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  • Saltburn-by-the-Sea   (0.2 miles from the centre of Saltburn)
    Sleeps 5
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    £50
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    Beautifully presented ground floor apartment in Saltburn boasting stunning sea-views. Great for couples, families with two well behaved dogs welcome. All year round short breaks.
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  • Saltburn-by-the-sea   (1.6 miles from the centre of Saltburn)
    Sleeps 4
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    This single-storey cottage in a hillside position near Saltburn-by-the-Sea sleeps four people in two bedrooms.
     
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  • Saltburn-by-the-sea   (0.5 miles from the centre of Saltburn)
    Sleeps 2
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    £250
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    This detached log cabin is near to Saltburn in North Yorkshire and can sleep two people in one bedroom.
     
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  • Lingdale   (3.1 miles from the centre of Saltburn)
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    £300
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    Four well presented barn conversion cottages, each sleep 3/4. Close to country walks & 4 miles from Saltburn. Open plan living areas, outdoor seating. Pet friendly by arrangement.
     
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  • Saltburn-by-the-sea   (0.5 miles from the centre of Saltburn)
    Sleeps 4
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    £268
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  • Saltburn-by-the-sea   (0.5 miles from the centre of Saltburn)
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  • Saltburn-By-The-Sea   (2.2 miles from the centre of Saltburn)
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    £70
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    Luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Saltburn, perfect for weddings and leisure escapes. Relaxed atmosphere and idyllic location. 11 en-suite rooms. Free Wi-Fi.
     
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