The snow is slowly melting on this beautiful bright sunny day. Not yet spring but the daffodils are bursting through to grab the sunrays in competition with the snowdrops. The celebrations of Christmas and the New Year are firmly behind us and it is time to look forward to planning a short break or weekend away. For the lucky ones, a full week away!

Many people are discovering the delights of a certain small fishing town on the Yorkshire coast. Sandwiched between Humberside and Cleveland is Whitby also known as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the North East Coastline and also as the ‘Dinasaur Coast’

This small fishing town is rapidly gaining a reputation as a desirable place to spend time. Showcased on many television programmes and featured in many magazines, this popular resort is rapidly gaining accolades as one of THE places to stay.

Whitby B&B establishments are increasing in popularity as an option for accommodation around the town. There are a tremendous amount of different styles of bed and breakfast accommodation available. Most recently there has been an expansion of what is nowadays called ’boutique’ accommodation. This style of bed and breakfast has a contemporary feel with rather unusual furniture and furnishings rapidly becoming popular throughout the country. In contrast, there are the traditional and homely bed and breakfast establishments which make the visitor feel like one of the family. More often than not this is because it is a family home and has a shared lounge with the hosts.

One of the main reasons, for some folk, for staying in a bed and breakfast style of accommodation, is the hospitality of the patrons. Personal attention and being make to feel welcome can be a major advantage over the larger and more impersonal establishments, for instance, Whitby Hotels.

There are many reasons why homeowners open their doors to complete strangers.Probably the principal fact would be that it can supplement an income. If the homeowner works full-time, then it may be that his or her spouse will run the bed and breakfast for an additional contribution to the household economics. For many, it is a retirement dream to own a small bed and breakfast to retire to by the sea. In a town like Whitby, their dream can become a reality. In a town such as Whitby, that dream can become a reality.

Choosing accommodation is relatively easy but there are a few factors to consider. Is the location right, is there parking or parking nearby. Are the rooms comfortable and well furnished with up to date safety regulations. Does the premises have a food safety certificate and fire certificate? Do the premises have adequate safety and fire regulations. Some of the smaller establishments do not require some of these certificates, but to be registered with the local tourist board, they are mandatory.

The choice of bed and breakfast styles and the price ranges to be found in this town are tremendous, surely ensuring that there is the perfect choice for everyone.

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