Runswick Bay - Out & About
Situated 5 miles north of Whitby, Runswick Bay is a
picture-postcard seaside village loved by both artists and
holidaymakers. The village is split into two parts – a number of
houses at the top of the cliffs contrast sharply with the
red-roofed cottages that appear to tumble down the cliffside to the
The beach can be accessed via a steep 1 in 4 road with an
accessible car park at the bottom. It has been frequently awarded
the ENCAMS Seaside Award and if appropriate will be flying the
distinctive blue and yellow flag.
We also have more information about
Runswick Bay and details of the
Runswick Bay Beach, These also include details of forthcoming
events based near the Bay.
Kettleness Point in on the far side of the bay and has been the
scene of many shipwrecks. In 1901 the lifeboat was launched and
manned entirely by women as their men were caught in a treacherous
The old thatched coastguard's cottage, lifeboat house and boat-park
still stand at the edge of the village, but only by good fortune
and sea defences.
There is a regular bus service through the village, Arriva
bus number 5
Return to the map