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Regatta/Water Event, from 16 Aug 2019

Staithes Lifeboat Weekend

Staithes Lifeboat Weekend


Staithes and Runswick RNLI lifeboat team hold a fundraising weekend in August each year to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

The weekend has a wide range of activities and events for all the family to enjoy.Traditionally events include the Nightgown Parade through the cobbled streets of Staithes on the eve of the weekend's activities.

Over the weekend there are various events held across both villages of Runswick Bay and Staithes such as lifeboat rescue displays, cliff rescue demonstration by local coastguard teams, a raft race for all ages, stalls and games.

On the Saturday evening, there is a firework display following a seafront barbeque.
Sunday brings the famous duck race at Staithes beck and then thanksgiving services held at Runswick and Staithes.

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 18 Aug 2019

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Staithes & Runswick RNLI


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Map reference: NZ 805161  Lat: 54.53377 Long: -0.75745

By Road:
Coming in on the A171 (from Whitby). Travelling along Sandsend Road out of Whitby on the A174, enter Sandsend. Continue forward onto High Street, A174 entering Lythe. Turn right onto Ellerby Lane (signposted Runswick). On Ellerby Lane, turn left onto Hinderwell Lane. Entering Runswick.

Accessible by Public Transport: 9 miles from Whitby station


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