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.

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

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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 7.6℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 15.4℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Oct 09
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 7.4℃ 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.

Mon 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:41 (Height 2.21m)
   High Tide at 09:13 (Height 4.85m)
   Low Tide at 15:35 (Height 2.55m)
   High Tide at 21:45 (Height 4.69m)
Tue 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:17 (Height 2.41m)
   High Tide at 10:38 (Height 4.66m)
   Low Tide at 17:24 (Height 2.69m)
   High Tide at 23:11 (Height 4.65m)
Wed 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 06:09 (Height 2.27m)
   High Tide at 12:33 (Height 4.79m)
   Low Tide at 18:51 (Height 2.51m)
Thu 06 Oct
   High Tide at 00:44 (Height 4.89m)
   Low Tide at 07:28 (Height 1.88m)
   High Tide at 13:44 (Height 5.13m)
   Low Tide at 19:54 (Height 2.19m)
Fri 07 Oct
   High Tide at 01:48 (Height 5.27m)
   Low Tide at 08:27 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 14:34 (Height 5.46m)
   Low Tide at 20:45 (Height 1.84m)
Sat 08 Oct
   High Tide at 02:37 (Height 5.65m)
   Low Tide at 09:15 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 15:15 (Height 5.71m)
   Low Tide at 21:29 (Height 1.53m)
Sun 09 Oct
   High Tide at 03:20 (Height 5.95m)
   Low Tide at 09:57 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 15:53 (Height 5.86m)
   Low Tide at 22:09 (Height 1.29m)

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