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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
Tue 17 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 22 Apr - Sat 21 Oct Hornsea Market at Hornsea, Hornsea
Mon 9 Oct - Thu 30 Nov Joan Murray - With Great Pleasure at Woodend Creative Workspace, Scarborough
Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby

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?

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Tue 17 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.

Half term Halloween

Halloween Half Term

Malton

Sat 14 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Join the Halloween fun at Flamingo Land this Half Term.

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.

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.

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Wed 18 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.

Playreading

Playreading

Scarborough

Wed 18 Oct 2017

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

That’ll Be The Day

That'll Be The Day

Scarborough

Wed 18 Oct 2017

The nation’s premier Rock & Roll variety production returns with another brand summer show.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea

Wed 18 Oct 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 18 Oct 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.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel

Scarborough

Thu 19 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

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Markers Walks

Bridlington

Thu 19 Oct 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.

Their Finest

Their Finest - Cinema Relaunch

Filey

Thu 19 Oct 2017

Their Finest - certificate 12A - Showing at Filey Evron Centre as part of it's cinema re-launch this Autumn 2017.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.