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Like many of its neighbouring fishing villages along the coast, pretty Runswick Bay is a quaint and charming village clinging to a steep coastline, a picturesque jumble of red pantiled roofs and whitewashed cottages. The view from the car park at the top of the village takes in the bay in all its picture-postcard beauty, a breathtaking spot and now a village for tourists in summer, but once a busy fishing village supporting twenty vessels.
The precarious nature of the village, clinging as it does to the side of the cliff, is such that the modern village is largely a rebuilt version of the original; a devastating landslip in the seventeenth century saw much of the village simply slide into the sea. In the 1970’s a new sea wall ensured that the Runswick Bay of today should be around for holidaymakers and locals alike to enjoy for many years to come, despite the ravages of the weather and the damage of coastal erosion. Runswick Bay is the ideal place for a leisurely wander; either among the steep, narrow, streets of former fisherman’s houses and cottages, or along the wide, open expanse of golden, sandy beach.
At low tide, you can walk towards neighbouring Kettleness enjoying fine views back over the Bay, or simply enjoy hunting for fossils in the rich network of rocks revealed by the receding tide – great fun for all the family! Holiday cottages in the Runswick Bay area are understandably popular. With the scenic, unspoilt beauty of the immediate area to enjoy and with the rest of the North Yorks coastline and the North Yorks Moors on the doorstep, the location is ideal for those looking for a Yorkshire coast holiday cottage getaway.
Why not take a look at our self catering cottages in Runswick Bay?