Village, free entry
Runswick Bay Beach,
The village of Runswick shelters at the northern end of a beautiful sandy beach.
Narrow paths wind between the attractive cottages and houses with their small colourful gardens. The thatched property on the seafront is one of the last remaining thatched houses on the Yorkshire coast.
Everything appears to cling to the steep hillside. Due to the instability of the soft, slippery Jurassic shales there was a landslip in 1682 and the whole village had to be rebuilt. Villages also consists of a camp site, caravan site, bed & breakfast and hotel accommodation, restaurant, cafe/tea shop , public house serving bar meals, public telephone box, regular bus service, a church and picnic area.
Open all the time
Please check tide times to ensure access to beach.
NZ 809160 54.53283 -0.75130
Off the A174 coast road that runs between Whitby and Redcar. Limited Parking is available a short walk frokm the beach and there is an overflow car park at the top of the bank outside The Cliffmount Hotel.
: 8 miles from Whitby station