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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
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Dog Walking at Cayton Bay

What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
Sat 1 Jul - Sun 7 Jan A Day at the Seaside at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 7 Jan A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Wed 1 - Thu 30 Nov Artist Kerry Duncan at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Wed 1 - Thu 30 Nov Bempton Cliffs Nature Trail at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Sat 18 Nov - Sat 23 Dec Castle Howard at Christmas: Angels on High at Castle Howard, York
Sat 18 Nov - Sun 31 Dec Christmas house decorations at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington
Mon 20 - Wed 22 Nov Christmas Meals at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside

Scarborough

Sat 1 Jul 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

Extended until 7 Jan 2018 Scarborough Art Gallery Sun, sand and spades, or wet, windy weekends - what has a seaside holiday meant over the centuries?

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

Scarborough

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

The A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough exhibition explores the fascinating proposals of architect Stanley Davenport Adshead with his plans and photographs of the period.

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Christmas Opening

Bridlington

Tue 14 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

The Cunliffe-Lister family gather natural products from the Hall's award winning gardens and estate to create stunning, original decorations.

Joan Murray

Joan Murray - With Great Pleasure

Scarborough

Mon 9 Oct - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Fashion - knitting, weaving, drawing, monoprints and collage

paddington 2

Paddington 2

Scarborough

Fri 17 - Thu 23 Nov 2017

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Scarborough

Sat 18 Nov - Sun 24 Dec 2017

Santa will arrive at his Grotto on Saturday 18 November at 1pm. The Grotto will be open every day up to Christmas Eve.

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.

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Christmas Craft Days

Bridlington

Tue 21 Nov 2017

View the Hall gloriously decorated for Christmas then join Head Guide Pauline Waslin. Pauline will demonstrate making the crafts that you see at Christmastime and reveal the secrets behind the handmade decorations in the Hall.

Playreading

Playreading

Scarborough

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Fun and friendly sessions for people who like to explore the work of different playwrights.

The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre

The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre

Scarborough

Wed 22 Nov - Sat 2 Dec 2017

Laura, Hannah and Megan are three sisters who live at Wuthering Eyre, a moor side farmhouse whose name is inspired by their love of the Brontë sisters.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Scarborough

Wed 22 - Sat 25 Nov 2017

A new production from Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatres of Samuel Beckett’s iconic Waiting for Godot visits Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in November.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Free guided 1 hour walk for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Withernsea

Withernsea

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Free guided 1 hour walk for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.

Beatlemania: Pepper Again

Beatlemania: Pepper Again

Scarborough

Thu 23 Nov 2017

There has never been (nor probably will ever be) a year in which a single band produced so much quality material as The Beatles did during the year 1967.

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Markers Walks

Bridlington

Thu 23 Nov 2017

Come and join us every Thursday for a low level health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes. Aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

Blind Boy Paxton

Blind Boy Paxton

Filey

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Blind Boy Paxton is live in concert at the Filey Evron Centre.

Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn - Westphalia Is Not An Option

Scarborough

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Henning Wehn joins the great line up of comedians at Scarborough Spa when he bring his show 'Westphalia Is Not An Option' to The Spa Theatre in November 2017.

The Moon

Stargazing - Moon Exploring in Dalby Forest

Scarborough

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky including our nearest celestial neighbour, the Moon, our 4.5 Billion year old satellite. View the near first quarter Moon through a large telescope, observing large impact craters and lunar seas.

Dippy

Dippy Christmas Craft Fair

Whitby

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

A Christmas Craft & Gift Fair by the sea! Dippy Designs are hosting a fabulous festive Craft & Gift Fair in the Northern Lights Suite at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017

All Shades of Soul

Motown All Shades of Soul

Bridlington

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Big Soul & Motown night out at Bridlington Spa Top DJ's playing the hits of Soul & Motown from the 60's, 70's & 80's.

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Sewerby Parkrun is a free 5k timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkrun is a community event run by volunteers aimed at encouraging people to keep fit, healthy and active. Runners of all abilities are welcome.

Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Bridlington

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Join critically acclaimed theatre company Chapterhouse as Scrooge's frozen heart begins to melt and he finally embraces the festive spirit in this most Christmassy of Christmas tales.

Classical meets Jazz

Classical meets Jazz

Scarborough

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Classical meets Jazz features classical master Tal Zilber and and jazz virtuoso Eyran Katsenelenbogen in a conversation between two worlds – the concert halls of 17th century Europe and the bustling clubs of Harlem.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Festive Performances

Scarborough

Sun 26 Nov 2017

A Cast of local festive performances in the Brunswick Centre by YMCA, Scarborough Spa & Stephen Joseph Theatre from their upcoming pantomimes Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk and A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol