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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
Sun 20 Aug All Ride at Bridlington North Promenade, Bridlington
Sat 5 Aug - Sun 17 Sep 'Angle of Repose' - new ceramics by Jenny Morten at Bridlington Old Town, Bridlington
Tue 1 - Thu 31 Aug Artist Carol Davidson at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Sun 20 Aug Brass Band Concert at Hornsea, Hornsea
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Aug Club Night at Hornsea Floral Hall, Hornsea
Fri 2 Jun - Fri 25 Aug Friday Evening Music Train at Esk Valley Railway, Whitby
Sun 20 Aug Gannets Rock! Guided walks for families at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Acrylic Painting Workshop

Acrylic Painting Workshop

Danby

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Workshop focusing on acrylic paint.

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Sun 20 Aug 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.

Jenny Morten - Tilting Bowls

'Angle of Repose' - new ceramics by Jenny Morten

Bridlington

Sat 5 Aug - Sun 17 Sep 2017

'Angle of Repose' is the title of an exhibition of new ceramics by Jenny Morten, The exhibition runs from Saturday 5th August - 17th September at Morten Gallery, Old Town, Bridlington, E. Yorks.

Esk Valley

Friday Evening Music Train

Whitby

Fri 2 Jun - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Car Boot

Hutton-le-Hole Car Boot

Kirkbymoorside

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.

Lebberston

Lebberston Car Boot

Scarborough

Sun 20 Aug 2017

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

Peasholm Park

Music in the Park - Sunday Brass Bands

Scarborough

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Music in the Park organ concerts presents the following...

View from Oliver's Mount

National Car & Bike Hill Climb Championship

Scarborough

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the National Hill Climb Championship.

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Whitby

Sun 13 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

A well established and friendly international chamber music festival, celebrating great music within historical buildings around the North York Moors National Park and its coastline.

Octonauts Octo-Glow Exploreres

Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers

Scarborough

Sat 15 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Join the Octonauts on a brand new deep sea adventure at SEA LIFE Scarborough this Summer.

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Aug 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 at War, Scarborough Castle

Scarborough at War

Scarborough

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Aug 2017

Discover history from both World Wars at Scarborough Castle this weekend. Learn about the 1914 bombardment of the castle and experience living history in our WWI and WWII zones.

Spa Orchestra

Scarborough Spa Orchestra Summer Season 2017

Scarborough

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Live music through the Summer in the wonderful setting of Scarborough Spa's Suncourt and Grand Hall.

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.

Staithes

Staithes Lifeboat Weekend 2017

Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Fri 18 - Sun 20 Aug 2017

The ever popular Staithes Lifeboat Weekend. A fun and action packed fundraising weekend for all the family!

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.

Summer Explorer

Summer Explorer Adventures

York

Wed 26 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Become a Castle Howard explorer and join in the adventure this summer. Capture children’s imaginations with woodland quests, bank holiday challenges and survival skills.

Magical Travelling Circus

The Magical Travelling Circus

Whitby

Thu 17 - Sun 20 Aug 2017

Roll up! Roll up! Acrobatic theatre company Nicole & Martin are in town and they're telling Grimm's fairy tales. They travel the world in wooden wagons, pitching their magical tent on village greens and theatre lawns, and captivating audien

Elvis

Tony Skingle as The Unmissable Elvis

Scarborough

Sun 20 Aug 2017

Tony Skingle, the Unmissable ELVIS returns to Scarborough Spa this Summer as part of his World tour.

Whitby Folk Week

Whitby Folk Week

Whitby

Sat 19 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Britain's premier folk festival with seven days and nights in celebration of traditional music song and dance of the British Isles.

Whitby Folk Week

Whitby Folk Week 2017

Whitby

Sat 19 - Fri 25 Aug 2017

Named by The Guardian as one of 'Six of the Best Festivals by the UK Coast' in 2017

Whitby Regatta Fair

Whitby Regatta

Whitby

Sat 19 - Mon 21 Aug 2017

Three full days of entertainment, including yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.

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.