Runswick Sands beach, Runswick Bay Whitby North Yorkshire
  • About Us

    Runswick Sands Beach Info

    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.

    Runswick Sands Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Runswick Sands Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches around Whitby, 22 beaches in North Yorkshire, or check our list of North Yorkshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality

    Runswick Sands Beach Bathing 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.
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  • Weather

    Runswick Sands Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Snow (21–32 cm.) on Tuesday through next Friday, with temperatures falling to -1°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       8%  71%   12 mph
      7:07 am    5:27 pm
    Saturday, Feb 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       0%  69%   18 mph
      7:05 am    5:30 pm

    Sunday, Feb 25th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
       5%  8%   14 mph
      7:02 am    5:32 pm
    Monday, Feb 26th
     Overcast throughout the day.
       28%  93%   12 mph
      7:00 am    5:34 pm

    Tuesday, Feb 27th
     Breezy in the morning and snow (3–7 cm.) until afternoon.
       66%  99%   11 mph
      6:58 am    5:36 pm
    Wednesday, Feb 28th
     Snow (2–5 cm.) in the morning and evening and breezy overnight.
       48%  97%   17 mph
      6:55 am    5:38 pm

    Thursday, Mar 1st
     Breezy throughout the day and light snow (2–5 cm.) in the morning and overnight.
       51%  99%   23 mph
      6:53 am    5:40 pm
    Friday, Mar 2nd
     Snow (4–10 cm.) and windy until evening.
       61%  98%   20 mph
      6:51 am    5:42 pm

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