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Runswick Bay

  • Whitby
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

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!

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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.

Travel & Contact Information


, Whitby, North Yorkshire, TS13 5HT, England

Phone number

01723 383636



Click here to visit Runswick Bay's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Runswick Bay has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Runswick Bay has not told us about their dining options.

No, Runswick Bay is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Runswick Bay have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Runswick Bay has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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