Runswick Bay is a Village on the
northeast coast of England, in
Yorkshire, 53 miles northeast of
York, 14 miles north of
Runswick Bay is popular for its
scenic old Fishing Village, Painting,
Photography, long Sandy Beach with
Caves and for Fossil Hunting, and a
The image top is from the Coastal Walk
looking north to Runswick Bay. This is part
of the Cleveland
Way, 110 miles / 177km long.
The second image is from the Beach showing
the old part of the Village by the Sea. There
are a number of Caves along this coast, also
Coastal Erosion makes this a good spot for
The Village has a few large Car Parks
close to the beach where you can hire small
Boats, Boards, and Kayaks. You can also take
to visit Caves along the Coast.
1682 - the original Village was destroyed
by a Landslide, leading to the Village seen
today being built a short distance further
south, with claims nobody was killed in the
1866 - a Life Boat Station was built at
1880s - Runswick Bay was home to a number
of Artists, with the Village still popular
for Paintings and Prints, Website.
1970 - a Seawall of large boulders was
completed at Runswick Bay to hold back
1978 - the Lifeboat Station was moved to
Staithes 3 miles north, with the building at
Runswick Bay now run by Volunteers operating
a Rescue Boat.
The part of the Village higher up, has a
Touring site, Runswick Bay Hotel,
and more Modern Houses.