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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
Sat 1 Jul - Sun 7 Jan A Day at the Seaside at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Fri 20 - Mon 30 Oct A Monk’s Life at Kirkham Priory, Malton
Fri 25 Aug - Sun 29 Oct A Wash of Energy at Kunsthuis Gallery, York
Sun 1 - Tue 31 Oct Artist Phil Hargreaves at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Sun 1 - Tue 31 Oct Bempton Cliffs Nature Trail at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Wed 18 - Sun 22 Oct Bridlington Fun Fair at Bridlington, Bridlington
Sat 14 - Sun 29 Oct Halloween Half Term at Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, Malton

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?

Joan Murray

Joan Murray - With Great Pleasure

Scarborough

Mon 9 Oct - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Fashion - knitting, weaving, drawing, monoprints and collage

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Musicport

Musicport 2017

Whitby

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Oct 2017

Musicport

Rockin and Rolling

Rockin' & Rolling with Laughter Tour

Scarborough

Fri 20 Oct 2017

The UK Theatre Bureau proudly presents the Rockin' & Rolling with Laughter Tour.

Ryedale Book Festival

Ryedale Book Festival

Scarborough

Sat 1 Apr - Thu 9 Nov 2017

This year our festival is a bit different because we are celebrating reading and all things book related all year. Yes, it is a big party, but we decided there was too many amazing events to squish into one weekend or even one week!

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.

Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Bridlington

Thu 30 Mar - Thu 26 Oct 2017

Bridlington's biggest weekly car boot sale. Open every Thursday from 30th March to the end of October 2017. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and Tuesdays during the summer season, 6am-2pm, 100's of stalls, demo's, rides & attractions.

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.

Where Did It All Go Wrong

Bridlington Contemporary Art

Bridlington

Sat 21 Oct - Mon 13 Nov 2017

"Revolution" An exhibition, of Submitted postcards, exploring the reality & idealism of the Russian Revolution 100 years on. Open Sat, Sun & Mondays

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel

Scarborough

Sat 21 Oct 2017

A craft and gift fair held every Thursday and Saturday (from 4th May) supporting St.Catherine's Hospice Scarborough. Quality crafts and gifts on sale. Free admission Refreshments available Sale is open from 8.30am to 4pm

Halloween Special Event

Half Term Halloween

Filey

Sat 21 Oct - Sun 5 Nov 2017

Don't miss our Halloween special event

Halloween Trail

Halloween Trail

Bridlington

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Come and have fun with our spooky house and garden trails and earn a chocolate treat once complete.

If Shadows Could Speak

If Shadows Could Speak

Scarborough

Sat 21 Oct 2017

If Shadows Could Speak - story and play readings to chill and intrigue

Redcliffe Farm Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin Festival

Scarborough

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

From giant pumpkins to a bouncy farm - this Halloween half term visit the Redcliffe Farm.

Scarborough

Scarborough Food Fair

Scarborough

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Scarborough market - every first and third Saturday monthly on Westborough alongside the Brunswick Shopping Centre.

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 21 Oct 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.

Spooky Half Term

Spooky Half Term

Whitby

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Join us for spooky storytelling and a creepy trail this October half term.

Terror Returns to the Tunnels

Terror Returns to the Tunnels

Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Sat 21 Oct 2017

The highly-successful Halloween hair-raiser returns bringing a whole host of haunting tales to the tunnels of the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Vintage Fair, Sacrborough Spa

Vintage Fair - October 2017

Scarborough

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Brought to you by AdVintageous Fairs & Events

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Sun 22 Oct 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

McCain Yorkshire Coast 10k Road Race & Fun Run

McCain 10k Race

Scarborough

Sun 22 Oct 2017

The McCain 10km Road Race & Family Fun Run along the stunning Yorkshire Coast starting at Scarborough Spa.

Photography Exhibition

Photography Exhibition

Filey

Sun 22 Oct 2017

A collection of photographs by local photographers from Yorkshire & Around Photographic Group, in association with Filey Tourism Association.

Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire

Spooky Abbey

Whitby

Sun 22 - Mon 30 Oct 2017

Join us to mark Halloween at the atmospheric abbey that inspired Bram Stoker's gothic story, Dracula. Meet our Victorian storyteller for scary tales and explore the ruins with our spooky trail.