Cayton Bay Beach (North Yorkshire)

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 no beaches around Scarborough, 22 beaches in North Yorkshire, or check our list of North Yorkshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.

Our weather forecast for Scarborough in North Yorkshire

Today (Tuesday, Jan 19)


Expect a temperature in the range 9.6℃ to 9.7℃ with a wind speed 9.9 m/sec (SW)

Wednesday, Jan 20


Expect a temperature in the range 9.6℃ to 9.7℃ with a wind speed 10.2 m/sec (SW)

Thursday, Jan 21


Expect a temperature in the range 2.3℃ to 7.5℃ with a wind speed 9.4 m/sec (SSE)

Friday, Jan 22


Expect a temperature in the range 2.2℃ to 2.3℃ with a wind speed 7.8 m/sec (WSW)

Saturday, Jan 23


Expect a temperature in the range -2.3℃ to -0.9℃ with a wind speed 4.4 m/sec (WSW)

Sunday, Jan 24


Expect a temperature in the range -3.2℃ to -0.9℃ with a wind speed 3 m/sec (WNW)

Monday, Jan 25


Expect a temperature in the range -2.4℃ to -1.4℃ with a wind speed 3.7 m/sec (W)

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


Tides

Our tide forecast for Cayton Bay Beach in North Yorkshire.

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