Runswick Bay Caravan Park

From £30 For 1 night, 2 adults
Aerial view of the location at Runswick Bay (added by manager 06 Mar 2024)
Check-in office (added by manager 26 mar 2024)
Visitor image of one of the pitches (added by manager 14 mar 2024)
Runswick bay (added by manager 13 mar 2024)

  • Family-run park on the cliffs overlooking Runswick Bay beach
  • A 15-minute drive to Whitby; half an hour to Robin Hood's Bay
  • A short walk to the dog-friendly beach; adjacent to Cleveland Way
A break by the fabulous North Yorkshire coastline is always a good idea – and arguably even better when you manage to steer clear of the crowds and find yourself a quiet little tucked-away spot to stay in instead. That spot could well be Runswick Bay Caravan Park, a peaceful family-owned spot up on the cliffs overlooking the beach at Runswick Bay. Ever-popular Whitby is about 15 minutes’ drive south, so you’ll be able to visit it (and many other coastal hotspots) easily enough, but here it's all about the peace and quiet. Runswick Bay may not be on many visitors’ radar but it’s a lovely little spot with a dog-friendly sandy beach (with rockpools that kids often love) and a village that’s got a pub and café among its cluster of seaside cottages. You can stroll down to the beach in a few minutes from the park – but there’s also plenty of space on site for kids to play in the woods or ride bikes in the open spaces. In fact, everything has been nicely set up for easy family holidays here – the pitches are surrounded by trees to shelter them from coastal breezes, and there’s a good collection of shared facilities including a launderette, a washing-up area, a chemical disposal point and bathrooms with disabled access. There are lots of lovely walks to be done along this stretch of coastline – but those of you with more challenging hikes in mind may like to note that this park is on the route of the 110-mile Cleveland Way, and on the northern edge of the North York Moors National Park.

Site type

Tent pitches 40
Opens 2 July
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken


Open from Tue, 2 Jul to


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal freezer

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby


Runswick Bay Caravan Park

Hinderwell Lane


North Yorkshire


TS13 5HR



Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)



Nearest transport

6.6 mi Bus Station
18.6 mi Sunday School
18.6 mi Playing Fields
5.9 mi Lealholm Rail Station
6.4 mi Sleights Rail Station
6.7 mi Whitby Rail Station
19.2 mi Transporter Bridge North Side
19.3 mi Transporter Bridge South Side
27.3 mi Durham Tees Valley Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Getting out for a walk is a good idea here – either along the coast or out into the moors (Falling Foss waterfall, 25 minutes’ drive away, is a good place to aim for). For other fresh-air activities, you could go surfing in Saltburn-by-the-Sea (25 minutes' drive), follow the bike trails through Dalby Forest (45 minutes) or climb into the trees at Go Ape Dalby (45 minutes). Whitby (15 minutes) is a must-visit, of course – to walk the 199 Steps, visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and follow in Dracula’s footsteps at Whitby Abbey. A little way south, Robin Hood’s Bay (half an hour) is also a great place to take a stroll, with fossil hunts and ghost walks as well as National Trust - The Old Coastguard Station to explore. More seaside time? How about a day out in Scarborough (45 minutes), with its Sea Life Centre, open-air theatre and Alpamare UK waterpark? Alternatively, mix up coast and moorland scenery with a heritage ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Whitby to Pickering.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Runswick Bay 0.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Sandsend 4.3 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Whitby 6.1 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Saltburn 9.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Marske Sands 11.4 mi Sea N/A Good Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Whitby Abbey 6.7 mi

The Moors National Park Centre 7.5 mi

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre 18.2 mi

Captain Cook Birthplace Museum 18.4 mi

mima 19.3 mi

National Trust

Yorkshire Coast 14.1 mi

Bridestones, Crosscliff and Blakey Topping 16.8 mi

Ormesby Hall 17.1 mi

Rievaulx Terrace 23.9 mi

Nunnington Hall 24.5 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.


Runswick Bay - Port Mulgrave - Hinderwell - Runswick Bay 0.1 mi

Staithes - Runswick Bay - Sandsend - Whitby 2 mi


Lealholm Circular 6 mi

Whitby - Saltwick Bay - Whitby 6.6 mi

Local events

  • Whitby Goth Weekend (Friday 26 April 2024 – Friday 26 April 2024)

    Whitby, North Yorkshire 6.3 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Want to know more about camping in North Yorkshire?

  • Does Runswick Bay Caravan Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Runswick Bay Caravan Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Runswick Bay Caravan Park? Getting out for a walk is a good idea here – either along the coast or out into the moors (Falling Foss waterfall, 25 minutes’ drive away, is a good place to … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Runswick Bay Caravan Park?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Runswick Bay Caravan Park? From £30 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.