Find The Nearest Beach North Yorkshire
Planning a trip to North Yorkshire and looking for the nearest beaches. North Yorkshire offers 72 km of ever-changing coast with the Moors as a backdrop. It’s dramatic and rugged with beautiful beaches, rocky coves, tiny seaside villages, high cliffs and superb seaside resorts with a cliff top path that runs for 48 km.
- Scarborough is one of Yorkshire’s and the UK’s most traditional Victorian era coastal resort towns. North Bay is one of the two sandy beaches in Scarborough and is the larger although slightly quieter of the two bays. A half moon strip of sand that stretches north from the headland in to the centre of Scarborough. Popular surfing beach suitable for all levels of ability. Car Park behind the beach along with toilets, restaurants, cafes and pub.
- Cayton Bay beach is an unspoilt and quiet bay located 5km south of Scarborough and a similar distance north of Filey. The bay is a wide, sandy beach backed by cliffs, and one of the best surfing locations in North Yorkshire. The centre of the bay has a reef that creates a flat lagoon which is perfect for kayaking, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding and windsurfing. If you don’t want to sit still then why not explore the remains of WWII fortifications or why not search for some fossils. Some of the cliffs and rocks were formed in the upper Jurassic period. Facilities include seasonal lifeguards, parking, toilets, cafe/restaurant, shops all located in the local village.
- Stray beach is a sandy beach to the south of Redcar and the North of Marske sands. As this beach lacks facilities it tends to be quieter than the more popular nearby beaches of Redcar and Saltburn. Parking and toilets available but for places to eat or drink you will need to head into Redcar.
- Sandsend beach is a sand and shingle beach situated on Yorkshire’s heritage coastline. The beach is at the North end of a stretch of beach that runs into Whitby sands. A popular haunt with fossil collectors and fishing enthusiasts and an ideal location for the family. You have car parking on the road behind the beach, cafe and toilets.
- Runswick Sands is a sheltered sandy beach with rock pools either side of the bay at Runswick, although you have no beach at high tide. Runswick Bay is a great beachcombing location, you may find ammonites, dinosaur footprints, polished semi-precious stones, and shark eggs within many the Jurassic rocks and rock pools. The beach is in front of a charming village built into the steep hillside which includes a sailing club as well as a number of pleasure and fishing boats. The bay also has the Runswick Bay Rescue Boat (RBRB). Facilities include pay and display car park, toilets, cafe, shop, pub and slipway. Note that it is a steep road down from the car park to the beach.
- Cattersty Sands and Skinningrove beach are split by a pier which was built by the Skinningrove Iron Company in the late 1880s for loading ore onto steamers bound for Middlesborough. You need to move away from the car park to the other side of the pier where you will find a long stretch of sand with some shingle backed by high grass-covered cliffs. The Cleveland Way runs through Skinningrove and along the cliff tops. Facilities at the beach include car parking, a cafe, pub, Post Office and small shop. Whilst you are in Skinningrove we would suggest you pay a visit to the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum which goes through the history of one of the biggest ironstone mines in Cleveland.