Runswick Bay is a secluded former fishing village situated about seven miles north of Whitby and a few miles south of Staiths.
There is a cafe and Pub in the village - open full time from Easter until October. Within the nearby villages of Hinderwell and Staithes there is a butcher, hairdressers, petrol station, CO-OP supermarket, fish and chip shop, Post Office and a number of Pubs.
The village is situated on the Cleveland Way walk, and is part of the Heritage Coastline. There are many local walks, varying in difficulty and length - the two most popular being the northerly walk along the cliffs to Staithes, and the southerly to Sandsend/Whitby, both of which deserve the reward of a good lunch of which there are many venues to choose from.
Runswick Bay flys the "Clean Beach Award" flag. The beach is suitable for all sorts of childrens activities, there are at least two streams that allow perfect damming opportunities for Dad, which may or may not amuse the children.
Various water sports take place in the bay, swimming is safe, under supervision, with a local rescue boat on duty at weekends throughout the high season.
The South side of the bay is a renowned fossil and jet hunting area.
The whole area, coastal and inland, has many well known restaurants which are well worth a visit.