Beautiful sandy beach

Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay is a picturesque seaside village situated only 5 miles from Whitby on the Yorkshire coast. The village has a rich history and was once a haven for smugglers, the sheltered harbour has provided safe anchorage for fishing boats for over 600 years. After the fishing industry began to decline the village became ever more popular with holiday makers and is now one of the prime tourist locations along the coastline.  There are basic amenities for visitors with a campsite, pub, tearoom and hotel all contained in the centre of the village.

The beaches of Runswick are perfect for surfing, swimming and beach fishing, however the tourist needs to be aware that at high tide access is restricted and it is wise to ensure a...