The Artists Pad


—  Based in the victorian seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-sea TAP is 2 minutes from the beach and beautiful north Yorkshire coast and a 15 minute drive from the North Yorkshire Moors. Its the perfect base to explore the beauty of the North East from.


Surfing on your doorstep, award winning beaches and a host of activities and places to do and visit TAP is the place for anyone wanting to get away from their daily life and have some adventure. We share our favourite places to surf, the best views, walks and local interests. We have partners with the North Yorkshire tourist board to be able to offer 10% of this and that etc

Our favourite spots…



Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, or mima, is a contemporary art gallery based in the centre of Middlesbrough, England. The gallery was formally launched on Sunday 27 January 2007. It is currently run in a partnership with Teesside University.


Cacti For Sale — Robin Hood's Bay

Richard's collection of glasshouses sits behind some hedging at the end of his drive and was a welcome cover from the rain when we visited. He told us that he started a long time ago by buying a single cacti for each of his 5 children and that "it grew from there" and now has a beautifully-wild display.


Saltburn Beach

Saltburn-by-the-Sea is a seaside town in North Yorkshire, England. The local council, a unitary authority, is Redcar and Cleveland. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire. The town is around 12 miles (19 km) south east of Middlesbrough, and the ward of Saltburn had a population of 5,912 at the 2001 Census, increasing slightly to 5,958 at the 2011 census.[1]