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Runswick Bay

The golden sandy beach of Runswick Bay on the Cleveland Heritage Coast is a favourite holiday hotspot on the Yorkshire Coast for sailing, beach holidays and coastal walking. Rich in smuggling history and fossils, Runswick Bay sits along one of England's most precious Jurassic Coastlines and directly alongside the Cleveland Way National Trail which pushes around the outskirts of the North York Moors National Park.

Located a mere 5 miles North of Whitby, Runswick Bay village is a stunning cliffside fishing village tightly packed at the northern end of the bay, offering the perfect relaxing setting, with a choice of luxurious cliff top hotels, cosy B&Bs and quaint holiday cottages all available here. The Runswick Bay area has long attracted artists and you're in best family rockpooling and fossil hunting territory around the Bay!

Cosy waterfront cafes and real ale inns offer welcome respite after days out coastal walking along the Cleveland Way or rockpooling around the Bay. Sit back and watch the sailing boats head out from the beachside Runswick Sailing Club.

Runswick Bay is an idyllic quiet coastal base perfect for touring Captain Cook Country in the North York Moors and within easy reach of Whitby attractions. Browse a great selection of places to stay in Runswick Bay and book online with Iknow now!

Accommodation in Runswick Bay

  • Runswick Bay   (0.0 miles from the centre of Runswick Bay)
    Sleeps 4
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    Charming self catering holiday cottage in the village of Runswick Bay. Partial sea views. Double room with TV. Wood burning stove in the lounge. Parking permit. Sleeps 4
  • Runswick Bay   (0.3 miles from the centre of Runswick Bay)
    Sleeps 9
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    Large self catering holiday home in Runswick Bay. Sea views from some romms. Cot and highchair provided. Enclosed gardens with furniture and patio. Pets welcome. Parking. Sleeps 9
  • Runswick Bay   (0.3 miles from the centre of Runswick Bay)
    Sleeps 5
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    Per week (seasonal), sleeps 5
    Semi-detached Runswick Bay self-catering accommodation close to the Cleveland Way. Off-road parking for up to 4 cars, one pet welcome, cot and high chair provided. Sleeps 6.