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Runswick Bay

Clinging to the cliff at the northern end of a beautiful sweep of sand, Runswick Bay is yet another of those North Yorkshire villages which seems impossibly pretty.

The red-roofed cottages and grey stone sea walls and jetty curve round a golden beach made for nostalgic seaside trips – rock pooling, fossil hunting, sandcastle building and walking are favourite pastimes.

Historians will enjoy the RNLI lifeboat station, now disused; the tiny Methodist chapel (now privately owned), built in the early 1800s by the women of the village; and, right on the seafront, bravely facing down the weather, the white-painted thatched cottage, probably the village’s most photographed building.

And Runswick Bay, like so many of the villages on this part of the coast, has long been a haven for artists, with the nearby Staithes Arts Group spilling over into the village – the pair have been compared with Newlyn in Cornwall as centres of artistic excellence.

Plan Your Visit

 
Runswick Bay Beach
Watersports

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
Sun 22 Oct All Ride at Bridlington North Promenade, Bridlington
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
Sat 21 Oct - Mon 13 Nov Bridlington Contemporary Art at Bridlington, Bridlington
Wed 18 - Sun 22 Oct Bridlington Fun Fair at Bridlington, 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?

Kirkham Priory, North Yorkshire - A Monk’s Life

A Monk’s Life

Malton

Fri 20 - Mon 30 Oct 2017

Meet costumed characters and join them on a walking tour of this beautiful site to learn about its history. Hear about the development of the Priory and find out what daily life was like for those living here.

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.

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.

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

Halloween Special Event

Half Term Halloween

Filey

Sat 21 Oct - Sun 5 Nov 2017

Don't miss our Halloween special event

Half Term: Creepy Halloween

Half Term: Creepy Halloween

York

Sat 21 Oct - Sun 5 Nov 2017

Let your imagination run wild this half term as you explore the haunted East Wing of Castle Howard from 21 October to 5 November

Half term Halloween

Halloween Half Term

Malton

Sat 14 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Join the Halloween fun at Flamingo Land this Half Term.

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.

Have A Go Holidays

Have-a-go Holidays/Myths and Legends

Sutton Bank

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Join us this Autumn half term for lots of exciting themed events.

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.

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.

Byland Abbey, Nr Helmsley - Medieval Falconry

Medieval Falconry

Helmsley

Sun 22 - Wed 25 Oct 2017

Watch beautiful birds of prey in close action and discover how birds of the chase featured in the teachings of the medieval church.

Musicport

Musicport 2017

Whitby

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Oct 2017

Musicport

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mount Grace Priory

The Path to Paradise Labyrinth

Northallerton

Sun 22 - Wed 25 Oct 2017

Navigate your way through the labyrinth and meet some interesting characters along the way! Take a contemplative journey around the pattern, with live actors sharing stories and gems of wisdom for anyone following the path.

Rat Pack with Anita Harris

The Rat Pack with Anita Harris

Scarborough

Sun 22 Oct 2017