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Runswick Bay

Clinging to the cliff at the northern end of a beautiful sweep of sand, Runswick Bay is yet another of those North Yorkshire villages which seems impossibly pretty.

The red-roofed cottages and grey stone sea walls and jetty curve round a golden beach made for nostalgic seaside trips – rock pooling, fossil hunting, sandcastle building and walking are favourite pastimes.

Historians will enjoy the RNLI lifeboat station, now disused; the tiny Methodist chapel (now privately owned), built in the early 1800s by the women of the village; and, right on the seafront, bravely facing down the weather, the white-painted thatched cottage, probably the village’s most photographed building.

And Runswick Bay, like so many of the villages on this part of the coast, has long been a haven for artists, with the nearby Staithes Arts Group spilling over into the village – the pair have been compared with Newlyn in Cornwall as centres of artistic excellence.

Plan Your Visit

 
Runswick Bay Beach
Watersports

What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
Mon 1 - Wed 31 May Artist Pat Thompson at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Mon 1 - Wed 31 May Bempton Cliffs Bug Parade at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun Filey Festival of Music at Filey Methodist Church, Filey
Sat 27 - Mon 29 May Funny Business at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Sat 22 Apr - Sat 21 Oct Hornsea Market at Hornsea, Hornsea
Sat 6 May - Sat 3 Jun It's All About Colour at Gallery Forty-Nine, Bridlington
Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel

Scarborough

Thu 4 May - Sat 9 Dec 2017

A craft and gift fair held every Thursday and Saturday (from 4th May) supporting St.Catherine's Hospice Scarborough. Quality crafts and gifts on sale. Free admission Refreshments available Sale is open from 8.30am to 4pm

Duncombe Park Country Fair

Duncombe Park Country Fair

Helmsley

Mon 29 May 2017

A fantastic day out for all the family. Established in 1982 - the original country fair of North Yorkshire in the beautiful grounds of Duncombe Park.

Filey Methodist Church

Filey Festival of Music

Filey

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Filey's annual week long music festival.

WADS

Funny Business

Whitby

Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

Saturday 27th-29th May: 7.30pm. This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Funny Business by Derek Benfield.

Car Boot

Hutton-le-Hole Car Boot

Kirkbymoorside

Sun 14 May - Sun 20 Aug 2017

Local Car Boot on selected Sundays.

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Kite Festival, Scarborough Castle

Kite Festival

Scarborough

Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

See gigantic kites in flight, watch synchronised demonstrations to music, have a go at making your very own kite!

WADS

Ladies' Day

Whitby

Mon 29 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

Scarborough Art Gallery

Lasting Impressions - Printmakers Council Archive

Scarborough

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017

A captivating exhibition celebrating printmakers and their work.

Lebberston

Lebberston Car Boot

Scarborough

Sun 19 Mar - Sun 15 Oct 2017

Lebberston Car Boot, Opposite The Jet Service Station, A165/B1261 (Scarborough to Filey Rd), Lebberston, YO11 3NX

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton

Sat 8 Apr - Sat 9 Dec 2017

Malton Monthly Food Market is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned food markets and in December it’s our Christmas Special!

Marske Scarecrow Festival

Marske Scarcrow festival

Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Sat 27 May - Sat 3 Jun 2017

Scarecrows displayed throughout the town

Myths & Monsters

Myths & Monsters

York

Sat 27 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Join Rusticus on an adventure into Castle Howard's gardens as they uncover the stories of Greek and Roman gods.

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 29 Oct 2017

From 1st April 2017, the Pickering Car Boot will be running every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoon from 3pm onwards (weather dependent)

Scarborough SEA LIFE & Marine Sanctuary

Shark Weeks

Scarborough

Sat 27 May - Sun 11 Jun 2017

Shark weeks at one of Scarborough's top attractions!

Car Boot

Skirlington Sunday Market and car Boot

Hornsea

Sun 5 Feb - Sun 17 Dec 2017

East Yorkshire's biggest Sunday market and car boot sales.

Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Bridlington

Thu 30 Mar - Thu 26 Oct 2017

Bridlington's biggest weekly car boot sale. Open every Thursday from 30th March to the end of October 2017. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and Tuesdays during the summer season, 6am-2pm, 100's of stalls, demo's, rides & attractions.

Walkfest 2017

Walkfest 2017

Helmsley

Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

Join us over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend for the return of our walking festival and enjoy a great programme of guided themed walks in some very special places.

Wildlife Photography Competition!

Wildlife Photography Competition

Pickering

Sat 1 Apr - Wed 31 May 2017

Show off your skills in our Wildlife Photography Competition!

Wildlife Watching Events

Wildlife Watching Events

Pickering

Mon 8 May - Mon 25 Sep 2017

Experience the unique thrill of seeing forest wildlife from a purpose built hide. Sessions will be run by Hidden Horizons and will take place weeky.

All Ride

All Ride School Holidays Open Days

Bridlington

Tue 30 May 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

Smells Amazing

Smells Amazing

Whitby

Tue 30 May 2017

Grind and create your own spice mix and make a pomander to take home.

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Wed 31 May 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

Dig and set yourself up for volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Bridlington

Wed 31 May 2017

Head down to Bridlington South Beach this summer and play some volleyball.