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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
Thu 1 - Fri 30 Jun Artist Glenn Marshall at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Thu 1 - Fri 30 Jun Bempton Cliffs Bug Parade at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Thu 29 Jun Cliff Richard - Just Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll at Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Scarborough
Thu 29 Jun Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel at Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel, Scarborough
Thu 29 Jun Giovanni Pernice presents Dance is Life at Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
Sat 22 Apr - Sat 21 Oct Hornsea Market at Hornsea, Hornsea
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

British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition

British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition

Helmsley

Sat 13 May - Sun 9 Jul 2017

Returning for another year the British Wildlife Photography Awards, celebrates British wildlife, in all its beauty and diversity, through a collection of inspirational photographs.

Flower Festival

Castle Howard in Bloom

York

Thu 29 Jun - Sun 2 Jul 2017

Castle Howard's annual flower festival returns with special guest arrangers from across the north of England, led by Catherine Gledhill.

Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard - Just Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll

Scarborough

Thu 29 Jun 2017

To celebrate the release of his brand new album, Just… Fabulous Rock ’n’ Roll, Cliff is heading out on a Summer Tour of the UK

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel

Scarborough

Thu 29 Jun 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

Esk Valley

Friday Evening Music Train

Whitby

Fri 2 Jun - Fri 25 Aug 2017

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.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

Scarborough

Tue 27 - Fri 30 Jun 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough

Thu 29 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

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)

Spa Orchestra

Scarborough Spa Orchestra Summer Season 2017

Scarborough

Mon 5 Jun - Thu 14 Sep 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.

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.

The Barber and Sue

The Barber and Sue

Scarborough

Thu 29 Jun 2017

The Barber and Sue - Thursday 29th June, 7:30pm

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.

China Crisis

china crisis

Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Fri 30 Jun 2017

China Crisis 80's Band Formed in Merseyside

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough

Fri 30 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Tea in the Park

Tea in the Park

Scarborough

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Come along and enjoy a lovely 2 course meal overlooking our wonderful park.

The Svyati Duo

The Svyati Duo - Organ and Cello

Scarborough

Fri 30 Jun 2017

A concert by the internationally renouned duo - Rebecca Hepplewhite cellist, and Julian Collins, organist.

This is UB40

This is UB40 Feat: Ali, Astro and Micky Virtue

Scarborough

Fri 30 Jun 2017

This is UB40 Feat : Ali, Astro and Micky Virtue and is part of their GRANDSLAM tour 2017.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel

Scarborough

Sat 1 Jul 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 Steam Fair

Duncombe Park Stream Fair

Helmsley

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Jul 2017

Duncombe Park Steam Fair

George Benson

George Benson

Scarborough

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Legendary 10-time Grammy Award winner George Benson – whose illustrious career spans five hit-packed decades – is to play Scarborough Open Air Theatre next summer.

Little Voice @ Stephen Joseph Theatre

Little Voice

Scarborough

Sat 1 Jul 2017

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is in turns brutal and tender, terrifying and exhilarating and this production will serve up the perfect cocktail of northern grit and Hollywood glitz. It’s also packed with hilarious characters and hit son