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Cayton Bay

Cayton Bay has a magnificent wide sweeping bay, a year-round dog-friendly beach, clean water, affordable parking and great facilities. Cayton Bay is a magnet for holidaymakers and is a beautiful place to explore, no matter what time of the year you decide to visit. A fan favourite with surfers, bird watchers, fun-seekers and fossil hunters, or those who just want to relax and unwind. Cayton Bay is nestled in- between the famous resorts of Scarborough and Filey, is an area of unspoilt natural beauty and makes an ideal base from which to explore the Yorkshire Coast.
 
Why not walk along the beach and discover a variety of fossils, millions of years old. You will see rocks formed in the upper Jurassic period around 150 million years ago! Fossils found in this area include Gastropod, (a close relation of modern winkles and snails), Colonial Coral, Starfish and a group of Trigonia bivalves.
 

The beach has been regularly awarded the ENCAMS Seaside Award and will be flying the distinctive blue and yellow flag. Cayton Bay beach is also Marine Conservation Society Recommended and one of only 105 British Isle beaches awarded the Quality Coast Award.

Plan Your Visit

 
Cayton Bay
Surfing at Cayton Bay
Cayton Bay
Dog Walking at Cayton Bay

What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Curious About Scarborough at Scarborough Town, Scarborough
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Star Carr Display at Rotunda Museum, Scarborough
Fri 5 Jan - Fri 21 Dec Helmsley Market at Helmsley Market Place, Helmsley
Mon 8 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Pickering Market at Pickering Market Place, Pickering
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 30 Sep Mat Collishaw Exhibition at Castle Howard, York
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 23 Dec Our eARTh at Kunsthuis Gallery, York
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov Whitby in the Time of Cook at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Star Carr Display

Star Carr Display

Scarborough

Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Star Carr is one of the most important Early Middle Stone Age sites ever found and it is right on our doorstep; only a few miles south of Scarborough.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec 2018

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away on one of Yorkshire's largest dance floors in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Win the cup!

6 a side football league

Bridlington

Mon 26 Mar 2018 - Mon 25 Mar 2019

Kick of World Cup Year in Style with a brand new football league

Wilfred Owen

"They will not dream of us poor lads..."

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

This exhibition will focus on the final year of Wilfred Owen’s life between 1917 and 1918, much of which was spent in Scarborough.

Winifred's War

Winifred's War

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Curated by Photojournalist, Lee Karen Stow, this exhibition explores the life and work of novelist and journalist, Winifred Holtby, who used her literary talents to campaign and advocate for peace before her untimely death, aged only 37.

The Feast of the Vineyard by Rossetti

Tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Windows and Decorations

Scarborough

Tue 1 May - Tue 2 Oct 2018

A free weekly Guided Tour to view the Pre-Raphaelite stained glass and decorations of the Church. Tours take place at 10.30am every Tuesday from 1st May - 2nd October

Sherlock Gnomes

Sherlock Gnomes

Scarborough

Mon 21 - Wed 23 May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

Scarborough

Mon 21 - Tue 22 May 2018

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War

Scarborough

Wed 23 May 2018

Tea Dances with Mel and Jean Hopps

Tea Dances with Mel and Jean Hopps

Bridlington

Wed 23 May 2018

Tea Dances are set in the spectacular Art Deco Spa Royal Hall Ballroom and is the perfect setting for an afternoon of ballroom and sequence dancing.

Filey Fisherman's Choir at Irton Garden Centre

Filey Fisherman's Choir

Scarborough

Wed 23 May 2018

Come and sing along with Filey Fisherman's Choir at Irton Garden Centre.

Cafe Comedy

Cafe Comedy

Bridlington

Wed 23 May 2018

Join us for supper and drinks in the cafe bar, the perfect setting for a night of laughter from three stand-up comedians. Pay what you think for the entertainment. Drinks and food at the bar at normal prices.

Summer Spectacular

Summer Spectacular with Joey Howard

Scarborough

Wed 23 May 2018

Tony Peers Productions are delighted to present a third Summer show for 2018: Summer Spectacular 2018!

Solo A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Scarborough

Wed 23 May 2018

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

Scarborough

Thu 24 May 2018

Craft and gift fair in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel supporting St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

Strawberry Fields Carboot & Market

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Bridlington

Thu 24 May 2018

Strawberry Fields Carboot and Market is open every Thursday and Bank Holiday Monday from March to October. Also open Tuesdays from the first week in June. Trading hours 6 am - 2 pm.

Whitby's Wonderful Wildlife

Whitby's Wonderful Wildlife

Whitby

Thu 24 May 2018

Whitby Abbey is home to some important species of wildlife; including Great Crested Newts and Pipistrelle Bats.

Scalby School: Macbeth

Scalby School: Macbeth

Scarborough

Thu 24 May 2018

Scalby School: Macbeth

Box Office Beats

Box Office Beats

Scarborough

Thu 24 May 2018

The Scarborough Dance Centre proudly perform the dedication to all the nest box office hits!

Solo A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Scarborough

Thu 24 - Thu 31 May 2018

Wow! That's What I Call Musicals

Wow! That's What I Call Musicals

Scarborough

Thu 24 May 2018

Wow! That's What I Call Musicals

Dinosaur Live

Dinosaur World Live

Bridlington

Fri 25 - Sat 26 May 2018

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family.

Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

Scarborough

Fri 25 May 2018

Great news for film fans! Our cinema sound system has been upgraded to Dolby Surround 7.1, which enhances audio definition and provides better sound for all seats.