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Village, free entry

Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay

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The village of Runswick shelters at the northern end of a beautiful sandy beach.

Narrow paths wind between the attractive cottages and houses with their small colourful gardens. The thatched property on the seafront is one of the last remaining thatched houses on the Yorkshire coast.

Everything appears to cling to the steep hillside. Due to the instability of the soft, slippery Jurassic shales there was a landslip in 1682 and the whole village had to be rebuilt. Villages also consists of a camp site, caravan site, bed & breakfast and hotel accommodation, restaurant, cafe/tea shop , public house serving bar meals, public telephone box, regular bus service, a church and picnic area.

On-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcome

Opening Details

Open all the time

Please check tide times to ensure access to beach.


Free entry


Runswick Bay Beach,
TS13 5HT



See location of Runswick Bay on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NZ 809160  Lat: 54.53283 Long: -0.75130

By road:
Off the A174 coast road that runs between Whitby and Redcar. Limited Parking is available a short walk frokm the beach and there is an overflow car park at the top of the bank outside The Cliffmount Hotel.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Whitby station


  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome