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A quiet and unspoilt bay, with great facilities, it offers some of the county's best surfing year round, from three key surfing locations.
The Point offers left handed waves breaking around the headland that can hold a big swell but is for experienced surfers only, while Pump House at the Northern end of the Bay breaks at mid to low tide with fast moving hollow lefts and occasional rights. The wave is fast due to the shelving nature of the shore, requiring a quick take off and is better suited for intermediate to advanced surfers, although white water waves in front and smaller days allow beginners to get involved too.
At mid - high tide the middle of the bay offers a nice, mellow wave perfect for learning, body boarding, and long boarding and with good expanse it handles a crowd easily.
At to the South end of the bay lies the aptly named Bunkers, one of the only spots that can be surfed through the full high tide locally. Bunkers offers world class A-frame peaks with both lefts and rights breaking over sand and is one of the Yorkshire Coasts premier beach breaks, busy when it's on but the numerous peaks spread the crowd and there's always a good vibe in and out of the water.
Out to sea covering the centre of the bay is the reef, rarely surfed due to it's distance from shore and inconsistency but still offering the perfect barrier from mid - low tide creating a flat water lagoon perfect for Kayaking and Paddle Boarding / SUP's.
The Picturesque nature of the bay with it's clean water, year round dog friendly beach, easy affordable parking and the good facilities *(offered by Scarborough Surf School) on the cliff top keep Cayton Bay busy year round as Yorkshire's premier surf destination