Cayton Bay beach, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
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    Cayton Bay Beach Information

    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.

    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 7 beaches around Scarborough, 22 beaches in North Yorkshire, or check our list of North Yorkshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality

    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

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Friday through Tuesday, with high temperatures falling to 4°C next Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       36%  74%   12 mph
      8:13 am    4:10 pm
    Thursday, Jan 17th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy until afternoon.
       32%  71%   18 mph
      8:12 am    4:12 pm

    Friday, Jan 18th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
       76%  93%   12 mph
      8:11 am    4:14 pm
    Saturday, Jan 19th
     Foggy until afternoon.
       84%  100%   17 mph
      8:10 am    4:16 pm

    Sunday, Jan 20th
     Partly cloudy overnight.
       0%  13%   3 mph
      8:08 am    4:18 pm
    Monday, Jan 21st
     Windy starting in the evening and light rain overnight.
       26%  52%   12 mph
      8:07 am    4:20 pm

    Tuesday, Jan 22nd
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       79%  69%   6 mph
      8:06 am    4:21 pm
    Wednesday, Jan 23rd
     Mostly cloudy overnight.
       13%  3%   9 mph
      8:04 am    4:23 pm

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