Visit Runswick Bay - Picture postcard Yorkshire seaside village

Runswick Bay is one of the Yorkshire Coast’s prettiest destinations with its sweeping, sheltered bay and charming red roof cottages. The sandy beach, which once provided anchorage for brightly coloured fishing boats, is now a family favourite for rock pooling, fossil hunting and coastal walks, where you can admire the breathtakingly stunning sea views.

One of UK’s Finest Beaches

The Times and Sunday Times Travel recently named Runswick Bay Britains best beach in their top 50 round-up of the country’s best beaches. Watch the video below to get a feel for why this unassuming yet beautiful bay deserves this title. 


Runswick Bay Hotels & Self Catering Accommodation

See also our dedicated Runswick Bay hotels page, and holiday cottages page.

Seagull Lodge

Runswick, TS13 5HR, United Kingdom

Huckleberry

Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS13 5HU, United Kingdom

Flamingo Cottage, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Runswick, TS13 5HU, United Kingdom

Bramblewick

Runswick, TS13 5HU, United Kingdom

Ammonite Lodge

Runswick, TS13 5HR, United Kingdom

Host & Stay – Kittiwake Lodge

Hinderwell Lane, Runswick, TS13 5HR, United Kingdom

The Firs Guesthouse

26 Hinderwell Lane, Runswick, TS13 5HR, United Kingdom

Normanby Cottage Runswick Bay

Normanby Cottage Runswick Bay, Runswick, TS13 5HU, United Kingdom

Host & Stay – The Moorings

11 Hinderwell Lane, Runswick, TS13 5HR, United Kingdom

Host & Stay – Salt & Seaweed

14 Hinderwell Lane, Runswick, TS13 5HR, United Kingdom

Host & Stay – 28 The Pines

Hinderwell Lane, Runswick, TS13 5HR, United Kingdom

Highfields Hideaway

Cow Byre Runswick Bay, Runswick, TS13 5HU, United Kingdom

Coach House Cottage

Hinderwell Lane, Runswick, TS13 5HR, United Kingdom

Host & Stay – Puffins Rest

22 The Pines, Runswick Bay Holiday Park, Hinderwell Lane, Runswick, TS13 5HR, United Kingdom

Walkers Cottage

7d Walkers Yard, Cliff Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3DD

Thirley Banks Cottages

Harwood Dale, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0DR

The Runswick Bay Hotel

2 Hinderwell Lane, Runswick Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, TS13 5HR

The Firs

Hinderwell Lane, Runswick Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, TS13 5HR

Staithes Holiday Cottages

Toffee Crackle House, High Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BH

Scalby Lodge

Coastal Road, Scalby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0DA

Runswick Bay Caravan & Camping Park

Bank Top, Hinderwell Lane, Saltburn-by-the-sea, North Yorkshire, TS13 5HR

About Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay is a bay in the Scarborough Borough of North Yorkshire. It is also the name of a village located on the western edge of the bay although the village is sometimes shortened to Runswick on road signs.

Runswick Bay is 5 miles north of Whitby, and close to the villages of Ellerby and Hinderwell.

It is a popular tourist attraction due to its picturesque cliffside village, stunning coastal walks, fossil hunting and Runswick Sands, a white sand beach.

For walkers, Runswick Bay is on the Cleveland Way national trail.

Runswick Bay was chosen as Beach of the Year 2020 by The Sunday Times.

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