The sun is shining, the North Sea is on your doorstep, make the most of it. And if you are feeling brave, there are various charity dips held around Christmas time.

12 things you should have done on the Yorkshire Coast before you are 40

Some of the most popular events, landmarks and attractions on the Yorkshire coast - everyone has done these, haven't they?

And if you haven't crossed off the full set, maybe you should put them on your to-do list in 2019.

You can still get on 2p machines and hearing your winnings drop over the edge is still one of the great seaside sounds. Just don't expect to get rich.

1. Play in the amusement arcades

You can still get on 2p machines and hearing your winnings drop over the edge is still one of the great seaside sounds. Just don't expect to get rich.
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You'll need a head for heights and enough energy to climb the 119 steps, but you will be rewarded with the best views of the Heritage Coast and Bridlington Bay.

3. Climb Flamborough Lighthouse

You'll need a head for heights and enough energy to climb the 119 steps, but you will be rewarded with the best views of the Heritage Coast and Bridlington Bay.
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No trip to the seaside is complete without fish and chips by the beach. Just because you live at the coast, doesn't mean you should miss out. Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington all have some of the best chippies in Yorkshire.

4. Tuck into fish and chips

No trip to the seaside is complete without fish and chips by the beach. Just because you live at the coast, doesn't mean you should miss out. Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington all have some of the best chippies in Yorkshire.
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