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.

Planning your visit to Cayton Bay Beach


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Place Categories: Beaches Seaside Award

Cayton Bay Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 12.5 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Sep 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 14.7℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 12.4 m/sec (SSW)
Friday, Sep 29fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 12.5℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Sep 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.5℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Oct 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 15.8℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Oct 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Oct 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 11.3℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WSW)

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, helping you to plan the best time to visit Cayton Bay Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 27 Sep
   High Tide at 01:59 (Height 5.32m)
   Low Tide at 08:33 (Height 1.46m)
   High Tide at 14:42 (Height 5.58m)
   Low Tide at 20:55 (Height 1.76m)
Thu 28 Sep
   High Tide at 02:48 (Height 5.77m)
   Low Tide at 09:22 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 15:24 (Height 5.92m)
   Low Tide at 21:40 (Height 1.40m)
Fri 29 Sep
   High Tide at 03:31 (Height 6.14m)
   Low Tide at 10:06 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 16:05 (Height 6.13m)
   Low Tide at 22:22 (Height 1.13m)
Sat 30 Sep
   High Tide at 04:12 (Height 6.38m)
   Low Tide at 10:46 (Height 0.52m)
   High Tide at 16:44 (Height 6.19m)
   Low Tide at 23:02 (Height 0.98m)
Sun 01 Oct
   High Tide at 04:53 (Height 6.45m)
   Low Tide at 11:24 (Height 0.56m)
   High Tide at 17:24 (Height 6.12m)
   Low Tide at 23:40 (Height 0.98m)
Mon 02 Oct
   High Tide at 05:34 (Height 6.34m)
   Low Tide at 12:01 (Height 0.78m)
   High Tide at 18:03 (Height 5.91m)
Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:18 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 06:15 (Height 6.06m)
   Low Tide at 12:38 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 18:44 (Height 5.62m)

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