I'm near Ripon so have the same problem. Used Ullswater then Windermere until the speed limits came on years ago.
Did a beach launch at Redcar last year but found the rocks/ crab pots/ windfarm construction a bit busy for any inshore fun.
Went up to Largs marina for a weekend, great facilities & fantastic location.
Go for two weeks on the Mull of Kintyre & it's fantastic.
I've found the East coast to not be a boaters paradise for the inshore stuff so if you find anywhere decent let me know ???