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Holiday Accommodation & Location Details

The lovely and exciting Captain Cook’s Haven is nestled right on the banks of the River Esk, a source of rugged beauty only a mile away from the resort town of Whitby in the northern part of Yorkshire. Whitby is the embodiment of the north of England, what Lord Alfred Tennyson, a former poet laureate of England, once called the only place which is “true and tender.”

Along the rolling countryside of the Esk Valley, one can find an assortment of landmarks deeply connected with the land’s history, such as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (made famous in the Harry Potter films), the ruins of the Whitby Abbey, and plenty of small fishing villages like Larpool—the site of Captain Cook’s Haven.

Fishing Options Near Captain Cook’s Haven

The River Esk seems to be every angler’s favourite fishing spot, especially those looking for a challenge. Fishing on the River Esk is free and open to the public. The fish, however, have a reputation for being difficult to catch, thus drawing many pro anglers in the north of England and elsewhere to throw rod in the game. The River Esk Tideway Bylaw prevents fishermen from fishing for salmon and trout, stretching between Ruswarp and Whitby, because of their declining numbers in recent years. Still, the catches of greyling, chubb, pike, and dace are plentiful in these parts of the River Elk.

Captain Cook’s Haven Accommodations

The cottages offered for rent at the park are ideal for exploring nearby fishing villages, sandy beaches, and resort towns on the sea.  Captain Cook’s Haven offers guests a choice of two- or three-bedroom cottages or a two-bedroom bungalow. Captain Cook’s Haven also boasts a state of the art heated indoor pool as well as a traditional outdoor pool. There are many places for children to play, making Captain Cook’s Haven perfect for a family getaway.

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Accommodation Features

Beach Within 3 MilesFishing Within 3 MilesIndoor Heated PoolPet FriendlyWi-Fi