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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
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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
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov Whitby in the Time of Cook at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec Tea Dances with Ray Kirk at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Mon 26 Mar - Mon 25 Mar 6 a side football league at Bridlington, Bridlington
Tue 27 Mar - Sun 22 Apr Scarborough Photographic Society at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Wed 28 Mar - Sun 28 Oct Wurlitzer Afternoon Tea Dances at The Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Curious About Scarborough

Curious About Scarborough

Scarborough

Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Curious About Scarborough is a pair of self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined, make Scarborough a fabulous place to explore!

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.

Helmsley Market

Helmsley Market

Helmsley

Fri 5 Jan - Fri 21 Dec 2018

This pretty market town lies right on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. The market is held in the central ancient Market Square. In addition to the market, a Craft Fair is held most Fridays above the Old Town Hall.

Pickering Market Place and Shops

Pickering Market

Pickering

Mon 8 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Pickering Market is held every Monday in the Market Place and is popular with both locals and tourists.

Mat Collishaw Exhibition

Mat Collishaw Exhibition

York

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Castle Howard is delighted to host an exhibition by one of the UK's leading contemporary artists, Mat Collishaw.

Copper Sculpture

Our eARTh

York

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Artists showcase affecting work responding to the Environment and Climate change.

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

Scarborough Photographic Society

Scarborough Photographic Society

Scarborough

Tue 27 Mar - Sun 22 Apr 2018

Scarborough Museum Trust is pleased to announce that a new community exhibition will be on display in partnership with ‘Scarborough Photographic Society’ from 27 March until 22 April 2018.

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.

Brigantia - Artistically Yours

Brigantia - Artistically Yours

Scarborough

Sat 7 - Fri 27 Apr 2018

Brigantia is an association of talented Art , Craft and Design Workers.

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.

Neil Kershaw

Neil Kershaw - Stained Glass

Scarborough

Mon 16 - Fri 20 Apr 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Stained Glass holiday!

Peter Rabbit

Peter Rabbit

Scarborough

Tue 17 - Fri 20 Apr 2018

Spada Spring Cup ft. Bob Smith Road Race

**CANCELLED** Spring Cup ft Bob Smith Road Race

Scarborough

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Apr 2018

**CANCELLED** Paddock admission at Oliver’s Mount is only available to advance ticket holders.

Isle Of dogs

Isle Of Dogs

Scarborough

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Scarborough

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Present your Sci-Fi Scarborough ticket and get your film ticket for just £5 Cosplay welcome!

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Scarborough

Fri 20 - Wed 25 Apr 2018

Hard Times

Hard Times

Scarborough

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Conrad Nelson directs Deborah McAndrew’s witty adaptation of Charles Dickens’ great Northern novel to bring you a joyful juggling and tumbling through this touching and often hilarious tale of repression and longing.

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

Scarborough

Fri 20 - Wed 25 Apr 2018

Final Week - Will End Wednesday 25th April.

Motor Bike Racing on Olivers Mount

**CANCELLED** Bob Smith Spring Cup

Scarborough

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Apr 2018

**CANCELLED** Come along to Oliver's Mount circuit and experience the excitement of the Spring National Cup Road Races.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

Scarborough

Sat 21 Apr 2018

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

Scarborough

Scarborough Food Fair

Scarborough

Sat 21 Apr 2018

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