In & Around Runswick Bay
This beautiful Heritage Coastal area of the North York Moors National Park, boasts many attributes including walks, surfing, fishing, fossil hunting and breath-taking scenery.
Surely one of the prettiest seaside villages in England and once a holiday favourite of the real James Herriot, Runswick Bay is beautifully maintained and full of old world charm. This old fishing village enjoys stunning views across the bay and sweeping sandy beach. Take time to wander through the narrow passages and climb the steps, you can easily imagine what life used to be like in this once busy fishing village.
If you like good ‘Pub Grub’, there is the Runswick Bay Hotel, which is situated just at the entrance to the park and is a source of local information and entertainment including the famous annual ‘Wellie Wanging’ competition, so if you want good food and drink served by a very hospitable host, spend some evenings or lunchtimes at The Runswick Bay Hotel
Runswick Bay has become a very popular holiday destination with both day visitors and holiday makers. Favoured for its award winning, child friendly beach and relaxed atmosphere.
Cleveland Way Walk attracts many walkers from all over the world. The 109 miles will take a while, but you will be able to take in the moors and coastline and many pretty little villages and landmarks on the way.
Robin Hood’s Bay Picture postcard old fishing and smuggling village. Explore the narrow winding cobbled alleyways where shops, cafes, pubs and small cottages cling precariously to the sides of the cliff overlooking the pretty harbour
Staithes with its quaint cottages and winding streets is a very attractive tourist destination, just north of Runswick Bay and was once one of the largest fishing ports on the North East coast.
Any stranger to the town of Staithes is going to be astounded by how much history such a small place can have… famous for its past fishing industry and hundreds of years of mineral production, it was also where Captain James Cook grew up and discovered his love of the sea.
Whitby is the nearest main Town and is famous for its fish and chips and blue flag beaches. If you’re feeling energetic, you can take the famous 199 steps up to the Whitby Abbey where you will be able to take in picturesque views over the town.
North Yorkshire Moors National Park can be found just a short drive from The Pines Holiday Park. It is 1400 miles of picturesque, natural beauty and home to the largest heather moorland in the world.
There are historic Abbeys, castles, market towns and hamlets to discover within this vast expanse of colourful heathland and woodland which stretch as far as the eye can see.
Enjoy the great outdoors and explore this beautiful part of the north by walking, cycling or on horseback along the many designated paths or see the Moors in style and comfort by travelling on The North Yorkshire Moors Railway, a preserved historic railway stretching for 18 miles through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.
At the end of the day you can then relax in the many traditional pubs along the way.
Consistently and justifiably
voted one of Britain’s
A family favourite for glorious
beaches, traditional amusement
arcades and ice cream parlours
Prepare for a full day out at
historic York and don’t forget
to visit the iconic York Minster
Undoubtedly home of the
‘Best Fish & Chips’ in Britain.
Why not sample some of the many
Travel back in time and
visit the extraordinary
village of Staithes
Take a nostalgic trip on a
steam railway and take in the
stunning scenery of the
North Yorkshire Moors
Telephone: 01947 841 888
The Pines at Runswick Bay