Essential Runswick Bay

Village Charm

It’s hard not to fall for the charm of Runswick Bay as you weave through the narrow lanes around the village, with its ancient thatched coastguard's cottage, single pub and tiny café that sells delicious homemade cakes and pastries. When visiting the Yorkshire Coast, Runswick Bay makes the perfect base with scenic coastal paths aplenty including the Cleveland Way.

Coastal History & Heritage

Discover the local naval history with a visit to the RNLI Lifeboat station which was in use until the 1970’s. You’ll find some spectacular views across the bay and it’s the perfect place for a picnic on a pleasant day. Explore the quaint Methodist chapel in Runswick Bay which was built in 1829 by the hardworking women of the village and behind the chapel you’ll find the ancient village spring.

Beside the Seaside

Spend the afternoon on the serine sandy shores which are sheltered from northern gales by Lingrow Knowle, the lofty crag towering over the bay. Grab a bucket and spade and enjoy the sweeping views of the bay where you might catch sight of some brave surfers or boats from the Runswick Bay’s Sailing Club. Alternatively, scramble up the steep coastal path to discover views over Kettleness that will take your breath away.

Beach of the Year 2020

Places to stay

Runswick Bay is a great place to use as your base when discovering this part of the world and has some fantastic accommodation options, click the links below for more information.

With its unsurpassed scenery, natural beauty, peace and tranquility, Runswick Bay which lies nine miles north of Whitby is one of the most inspiring locations in the British Isles.

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