Runswick Bay: A beautifully underrated spot on the North Yorkshire coast

While it may not be as quaint as its next door neighbour Staithes, or as acclaimed as nearby Robin Hood’s Bay, Runswick Bay is no less charming.

Runswick Bay is a small village nestled at the northern end of a sweeping beach. Just like its neighbour Staithes, Runswick Bay was once a fishing village. Today though, its little white cottages are inhabited mainly by holidaymakers. From what I can gather, there’s not a great deal to see or do here. There’s a couple of pubs at the top of the bank and a few cafes at the bottom. But, it’s hardly the gastronomic scene that makes this place worth the visit.

Instead, people flock to the location on the North Yorkshire coast to marvel at its natural beauty. As its name suggest, Runswick boasts a breathtaking bay, which straddles a long beach. The cove shelters the sandy shores within from some of the elements, making it the ideal place to wile away the hours, unbothered by winds.

Another major draw to the beauty spot is its crumbling rock faces. The North Sea constantly batters this coastline and its angry waves have left their mark on Runswick’s cliffs. As a result, the hillside features a range of caves and grottos, some large enough to accommodate a small family. However this erosion isn’t all bad news. As the jagged rocks break from the mass of land, it’s possible to spot some of the finest fossils this part of the world has to offer.

Simply put, Runswick Bay’s beauty is its main selling point. So, I’m going to leave this post here and let my snaps do the talking. Thankfully, being so lovely, it isn’t to hard to take a decent picture of this place.

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