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Smart sorts: avoid the bigger resorts of the North Yorkshire coastline and run to Runswick Bay Caravan Park instead, where you’ll be secluded in peace and quiet in a top location overlooking the bay and cottages of Runswick. The sheltered beach is a few minutes’ walk from the park, and guests are in prime position to reach other North Yorkshire seaside spots like Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay – there be reasons why campers return to this park year after year…

The park is family-owned and has tent pitches set in an area surrounded by trees to keep coastline wind at bay, with access to newly refurbished showers and loos, disabled facilities and a launderette. There’s a wooded play area for the kids and lots of open space for bikes.

For fuel, you can buy milk, bacon and eggs on site; the Runswick Bay Hotel is at the entrance of the park for reasonably priced meals, and there are pubs and cafés a stroll away at Runswick village.


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Filthy Dirty Campsite 31/08/2016

adam_c290232

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Its difficult to highlight anything...The proximity to the bay but do not be fooled, you are not camping with a direct view over the bay.

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    At 53 yrs old and 30 yrs of camping, i have now had the displeasure of staying in the worst campsite. It is utterley filthy with owners that have an attitude of lining their wallet via your fee and then doing NOTHING to maintain the site.
    The site is advertised as a family friendly camp site and this is utter nonsense, with absolutely zero for children to do on site, and if they do entertain themselves via a ball they will be very quickly rebuked, and so will you as the parent.
    We stayed 5 days and not once, seriously not once, were the showers cleaned, the mens toilets were twice in my stay bereft of any toilet paper, the clean water for drinking was amongst the overflowing rubbish and because the drainage was an ounce an hour, there was always filthy standing water around the taps.
    The owners should be ashamed that they are charging some of the highest fees we have ever encountered noutside Devon, and then go on to manage a cesspool filthy site

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Hinderwell Lane Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, England, TS13 5HR
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.5357°N 0.7548°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Whitby: Bus Station Station Square — 6.6 miles
Goathland (N Yorks): Village Centre Bus Stop — 9.5 miles
Cloughton (N Yorks): High Street Coach Stop — 18.6 miles
Train stations
Lealholm Rail Station — 5.9 miles
Sleights Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Whitby Rail Station — 6.6 miles
Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge North Side — 19.3 miles
Transporter Bridge South Side — 19.3 miles
Airports
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 27.3 miles

Directions


From Whitby:
Travel north out of Whitby, through Sandsend towards Runswick Bay on the A174, and follow the signs to Runswick Bay. Turn right into Ellerby Lane and at the end of the road, turn left onto Hinderwell Lane.

Caution: Do not turn right towards the bay, but travel for about 100 yards and the campsite is on your left.

From Middlesborough:
Follow the A1053 towards Saltburn-by-the-Sea, then follow the A174 towards Hinderwell. Follow the high street and then turn left into Runswick Lane. The campsite is located after a mile on the left.

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

The park overlooks Runswick Bay, where there’s a small sandy beach with rock pools at either end of the bay, set in front of Runswick village. Surfers can ride the waves at Saltburn-by-the-Sea north of the park, or go south to Robin Hood’s Bay, where there’s also a museum in the Old Coastguard Station, a guided ghost walk covering the smuggling and legends of the area, and the old fishermen’s church St Stephen’s overlooking the bay.

Just before Robin Hood’s Bay, the seaside town of Whitby is famed for its Dracula folklore – this is where the toothy one landed in Britain in Bram Stoker’s novel – and is also known for the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, where Cook learned the ropes before setting out as a seaman. Whitby Abbey, which Dracula bounded up to in the novel (transforming into an energetic dog probably helped), is on a headland overlooking the town and has a museum, visitor centre and grassy picnic spots with views over the coast.

Going south from Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington are all easily accessible for day trips, or go inland to Sneaton Forest to see the Falling Foss Waterfall and have another picnic on the Hermitage, a huge carved-out boulder with two stone wishing chairs on top. Dalby Forest, to the south of the North York Moors National Park, has bike and walking trails, play areas and the zip wires and tree top adventuring at Go Ape!

The 110-mile route of the Cleveland Way is adjacent to Runswick Bay Caravan Park and connects with several other long-distance routes including the Coast to Coast walk which finishes up at Robin Hood’s Bay.

Or there’s moor walking at the North York Moors National Park, where the adventurous can also try rock climbing, off-road driving, geocaching and watersports; there are activity centres dotted all over the national park, including a field centre with abseiling and canoeing at Whitby, bushcraft and orienteering at Saltburn-by-the-Sea and caving and raft-building at Thirsk.

Must see

  • Whitby Abbey (6.7 miles)
  • The Moors National Park Centre (7.5 miles)
  • Dalby Forest Visitor Centre (18.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Yorkshire Coast (14.1 miles)
  • Bridestones, Crosscliff and Blakey Topping (16.8 miles)

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

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Additional terms

Groups bookings of 4 adults or more are not accepted via Pitchup.com.

1. The park speed limit is 5mph.

2. Quad bikes and motorised scooters are not allowed (except those adapted for mobility use). Large commercial vehicles are not permitted.

3. You are responsible for ensuring the whereabouts and safety of your children at all times. Children should not be left unattended to play in the playground areas.

4. Liability – the company and its staff shall not be liable for loss or theft of, or damage or loss to, or theft from, any caravan, or structure, vehicle or property about the park.

5. Noise – please keep the noise down between the hours of 11pm and 8am.

6. Refuse – please dispose of all your holiday waste in the containers provided and use the recycling facilities as indicated. The facilities should not be used for the disposal of your household rubbish.

7. No smoking – please remember that the launderette, toilet and shower block, club, cafe and office are designated no smoking areas.

8. Dogs – well behaved dogs are allowed onto the park and assistance dogs are very welcome. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.

9. Bikes and scooters – these should not be ridden on the play areas or between holiday homes or touring caravans. Please do not play and ride over speed bumps or down the entrance/exits to the touring area.

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