The seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea in North Yorkshire provides a wealth of photo opportunities. The Victorian pier reflects beautifully in the shallow water at low tide. There are great sunset shots to be had along the beach. Action shots can be taken of the numerous surfers. Sea birds are in abundance for wildlife enthusiasts. You can try out long exposure photos, street photography or landscape.
I arrived as the tide was coming in on a sunny but very cold mid-morning. Everything was very blue with lots of contrast – I liked the silhouettes it produced though. The low sun did however provide some good lighting for photographing the surfers. I took this shot from the end of the pier.
As the sun began to set, I ventured along the beach to where a number of birds were foraging for food. As the sun had dipped behind the cliff, it was a bit dark and so harder to take photos with the lens I had with me. I then headed up the cliff to catch the last of the sun. I like this shot of a late afternoon stroll.
It was then back down to the beach for the post sunset colours in the sky. I’d love to come back and try this shot with a more dramatic sky.
In summary, Saltburn-by-the-Sea is a place to come back to again and again at different times of day, tides times and weather conditions. Here are a few more photos from my visit:
|Approximate post code (for sat nav)||TS12 1HQ|
|Parking||There is free on-street parking along Marine Parade at the top of the cliff. It is a very short walk down to the beach. Alternatively there are pay and display car parks by the beach|
Here is the location of the main attractions at Saltburn-by-the-Sea:
Notes for next time
- Come at sunrise
- Come at low tide
- Try more reflection and silhouette photos