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.
It’s no accident that Runswick Bay is continually voted one of the best holiday beach locations in the UK and a perfect holiday destination for visitors throughout the year.
Deservedly 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 olde 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, situated just at the entrance to the park so if you want good food and drink served by a very hospitable host, spend some evenings or lunchtimes at The Runswick Bay Hotel. Another excellent place to be recommended is The Ellerby Country House which has a fantastic reputation for its food.
Want to get around and see the local area? Then a bus stop is situated outside the entrance of the park with easy access to Whitby and Saltburn every 25 minutes. The beautiful coastal village of Sandsend is only a 5 minute drive away, the Cleveland Way walk is only a few minutes walk away. Everything is very dog friendly, the beach, the pubs and the lodges… we love our four legged friends!
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.