Cayton Bay Beach

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.

Cayton Bay Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Cayton Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Cayton Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 22 beaches in North Yorkshire, or check our list of North Yorkshire Dog Friendly Beaches.


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Place Categories: Beaches Seaside Award

Cayton Bay Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 0℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.1℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Feb 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.6℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Feb 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 12clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Feb 13clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.1℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (SSW)

Scarborough weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Cayton Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Cayton Bay Beach is at Scarborough 4.47 km (2.78 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 05:13 (Height 5.17m)
   Low Tide at 11:15 (Height 1.62m)
   High Tide at 17:18 (Height 5.53m)
   Low Tide at 23:51 (Height 1.24m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 05:45 (Height 5.24m)
   Low Tide at 11:45 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 17:50 (Height 5.57m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:20 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 06:18 (Height 5.27m)
   Low Tide at 12:15 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 18:23 (Height 5.56m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:51 (Height 1.28m)
   High Tide at 06:52 (Height 5.27m)
   Low Tide at 12:46 (Height 1.65m)
   High Tide at 18:58 (Height 5.51m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:22 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 07:29 (Height 5.21m)
   Low Tide at 13:21 (Height 1.79m)
   High Tide at 19:37 (Height 5.41m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:57 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 08:09 (Height 5.09m)
   Low Tide at 13:59 (Height 1.98m)
   High Tide at 20:20 (Height 5.26m)
Mon 13 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:38 (Height 1.81m)
   High Tide at 08:54 (Height 4.93m)
   Low Tide at 14:45 (Height 2.21m)
   High Tide at 21:11 (Height 5.06m)

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