Visitors flock to enjoy the last of the holidays

George Colson at Robin hoods bay beer festival
George Colson at Robin hoods bay beer festival
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Crowds flocked to Whitby on Bank Holiday Monday to make the most of the remainder of the summer holidays.

With many children returning to school and parents back to work this week, it was the last chance for some family fun.

baytown organiser, Paul Johnston at robin hoods bay beer festival

baytown organiser, Paul Johnston at robin hoods bay beer festival

There were queues of cars snaking into town jostling for a parking spot and queues of hungry day trippers waiting to get a table in the ever popular Magpie cafe for traditional Whitby fish and chips.

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Despite the weather being less than summery there were still plenty braving the beach, trying their luck in the amusements on Pier Road and checking out the town’s unique shops on the cobbled streets of the old town.

Meanwhile down in Robin Hood’s Bay, punters were enjoying a pint at the first real ale festival to be held in the village for over 30 years.

Sue hudson & Rene & Terry Ashworth at Robin hoods bay beer festival

Sue hudson & Rene & Terry Ashworth at Robin hoods bay beer festival

Gazette photographer Gary Simpson was on hand to capture the last of the summer season.

Maggie Keaton & Paul Lawrence seriving at the beer festival RH Bay

Maggie Keaton & Paul Lawrence seriving at the beer festival RH Bay

Phil Harvey at the Robin Hoods Bay beer festival

Phil Harvey at the Robin Hoods Bay beer festival

bottles of ale at the Robin Hoods Bay beer festival

bottles of ale at the Robin Hoods Bay beer festival

August bank holiday weekend crowd in whitby, pier road

August bank holiday weekend crowd in whitby, pier road

August bank holiday weekend in whitby

August bank holiday weekend in whitby

August bank holiday weekend in whitby

August bank holiday weekend in whitby

August bank holiday weekend in whitby

August bank holiday weekend in whitby

August bank holiday weekend crowd in whitby, pier road

August bank holiday weekend crowd in whitby, pier road