Runswick Bay | Day Out With The Kids

Runswick Bay

Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

Attraction Information

  • Beaches icon Beaches

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

Runswick Bay

Because it is sheltered by the lofty crag of Lingrow Knowle, the bay is a tranquil spot where you can moor a boat or simply pitch a deck chair and take a swim. It's one of the few safe swimming areas for quite a few miles, though there is no lifeguard cover. Waterskiing is quite popular here too.

At low tide the beach reveals a mile of rocky outcrops and countless fossils, so it's fabulous for beach combing.

Multi year Quality Coast Award winner.

Be aware of the ramp down to the beach and car park, which has a 1 in 4 gradient and should be undertaken with care!


  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available

Getting There and Contact Information


Whitby, North Yorkshire, TS13 5HT, England


Click here to visit Runswick Bay's website
01723 383636

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

No lifeguard cover at any time. Dogs welcome all year.


Pay and display in village, be wary of the ramp into the car park.

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