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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.

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Runswick Bay Beach
Watersports

What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr A Wold View at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Wed 1 - Tue 28 Feb Artist Dawn Broughton at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Sat 21 Jan - Sun 12 Mar East Coast Open - Local Art, Local People at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Mon 27 Feb Horse and Dog Show at Hornsea, Hornsea
Mon 27 Feb Jackie (15) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Mon 27 Feb La La Land at Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

A Wold View

Scarborough

Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr 2017

Limited edition prints by Scarborough artist Peter Watson go on display in the Gallery at the town’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

Scarborough Art Gallery

East Coast Open - Local Art, Local People

Scarborough

Sat 21 Jan - Sun 12 Mar 2017

The East Coast open is a chance for anyone from the local community to exhibit their work at Scarborough Art Gallery.

Jackie

Jackie (15)

Whitby

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Friday 24 February: 7.30pm Saturday 25 February: 7.30pm Monday 27 February: 2.30pm

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 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.

La La Land at the SJT

La La Land

Scarborough

Mon 27 Feb 2017

A musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

The Story of Arsenic

Lunchtime Lectures with Tim Tubbs - Feb/March

Scarborough

Tue 7 Feb - Tue 7 Mar 2017

Join Tim Tubbs in the handsome, panelled Sitwell Library at Woodend for more Tuesday lunchtimE lectures on popular historical and literary subjects.

Head Above Water

Sea Swim: Head Above Water

Scarborough

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

Farrer’s Bar at The Spa displays a series of photographs by Tessa Bunney that show people enjoying tidal pools around Britain’s coastline.

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 27 Sep 2016 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Virtual reality headsets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

The Island

Bridlington

Sat 5 Nov 2016 - Tue 28 Feb 2017

Virtual reality headsets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs will transport you to the centre of this internationally important nature reserve and give you a 360 degree view of life amongst the terns and the puffins on Coquet Island.

Milton Rooms, Malton

Cardboard Fox

Malton

Tue 28 Feb 2017

With roots in bluegrass music, their collective influences reach much further

My Last Will and Tasty Mint

My Last Will and Tasty Mint

Scarborough

Tue 28 Feb 2017

A recent health scare has made Sheffield's finest singer/songwriter (The Times) focus on his mortality...

Skipping

Shrove Tuesday Skipping Day

Scarborough

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Discover the unique celebration of Shrove Tuesday in Scarborough, when the entire town turns out to skip – yes, you read that right, skip

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 28 Feb 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Ghosts of woodend

Ghosts of Woodend - Paranormal Talk

Scarborough

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Ghosts of Woodend - Paranormal Talk Wednesday 1st March, 1 - 2pm

La La Land at the SJT

La La Land

Scarborough

Wed 1 Mar 2017

A musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

The Hut People

The Hut People

Whitby

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Musicport presents The Hut People ...with support from Tom Townsend.

Dare devils rides to Jarama

Dare devil rides to Jarama

Scarborough

Thu 2 Mar 2017

The Story of Clem Beckett, Sportsman and Fighter.

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention

Whitby

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Fairport Convention has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

Junior Showbusiness 2017

Junior Showbusiness 2017

Scarborough

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

Presented by Benson's Stage Academy | 3rd to 4th March | YMCA Theatre

Parachute jump

Learn to Skydive: Static Line Course

Bridlington

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

The Static Line Course is your first steps on the Category System, a BPA approved syllabus for you to get your skydiving ‘A Licence’.

Stargazing

Star gazing

Pickering

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Forests are great places to see the starts. Discover why starts are so important on our self-led trail or come along to a special stargazing event.

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting

Scarborough

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie. Directed by Danny Boyle

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Sewerby Parkrun is a free 5k timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkrun is a community event run by volunteers aimed at encouraging people to keep fit, healthy and active. Runners of all abilities are welcome.