Local Area...

Runswick Bay and further afield

Runswick Bay is well placed for exploring the local area; the historic fishing port of Whitby with its connections to Captain James Cook and Bram Stoker’s Dracula lies 8 miles south whilst the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors with its famous steam trains are on the doorstep. Goathland, made famous by TV’s ‘Heartbeat’ as the village of Aidensfield, is nearby as are the charming villages of Staithes, Sandsend and Robin Hood’s Bay. The Cleveland Way runs through Runswick Bay and provides access paths to the cliffs.

If you want a retail fix, the national chain stores of Scarborough, Middlesbrough and slightly further afield, York, are all within an hours drive of the cottage. Here, you will find shopping opportunities galore. This, combined with the goods available locally, guarantee that you'll find something to suit everyone's tastes.

Runswick Bay...

With its sweeping, sheltered bay and charming red roofed cottages, Runswick Bay is one of the Yorkshire Coast's prettiest destinations. The sandy beach, which once provided anchorage for brightly coloured fishing boats, is now a family favourite for rock pooling, fossil hunting and coastal walks, where you can admire the breathtaking sea views.