The proud fishing town of Whitby of course has plenty of opportunities for you to try your luck with the fish. Walk to the inner harbour and have a look at the boards and posters everywhere around you with offers to take you out to sea and provide you with tackle and bait. Should you wish to stay ashore, that's also a possibility as my second picture will show.
Equipment: Provided with most boats if you go on trips.
Whitby's main beach actually has a Blue Flag which is a vast improvement from how it used to be along the Yorkshire coast. The beach is a great place to spend a sunny day, especially with children, and you can buy kites, buckets and all sorts of other fun in kiosks on the way there. Just bear in mind the tidal warning (see tip) as the tide is fast. On really good days, these donkeys are there for children to ride on, just as normal in an English seaside resort.