Runswick Bay, sometimes referred to as just Runswick, is about 8 miles north-west of
The village was rebuilt a little further south of its original position after a disastrous landslip in 1664 caused its homes to slip into the sea. The present village is divided by steep wooded slopes between the buildings of the Bay and those of Bank Top at cliff-top level.
The village lifeboat station features prominently on the Runswick Bay seafront. The present lifeboat station, dating from 1910, replaced an earlier one which was first opened by the RNLI in 1866. The RNLI withdrew their lifeboat in the late 1970s as a lifeboat station was reopened a little further up the coast at
The beach at Runswick Bay has a Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award.
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Runswick Bay has a beach.
Runswick Bay is in the North York Moors National Park.
Runswick Bay is on the Cleveland Way long-distance trail, a 110-mile waymarked hiking path around the edges of the North York Moors and North Yorkshire coast with Helmsley and Filey at its end points.
Runswick Bay has pubs.
The village has a cafe.
There are public toilets in the village.
Places to stay in Runswick Bay include hotel, guest house, holiday home, caravan, camping accommodation.
Bus travelThe village has buses to neighbouring towns and villages.
Road travelRunswick Bay is reached on minor roads off the nearby A174 .
Places to visit
Heritage coastA stretch of 36 miles of coastline makes up the North Yorkshire and Cleveland Heritage Coast. This is Yorkshire's Jurassic Coast, where ammonites can easily be found and occasionally bones from marine reptiles and dinosaurs have been discovered. For more see our
North York Moors National ParkStretching inland from the coast between
North Yorkshire Moors RailwayPickering to Goathland, Grosmont and Whitby
A heritage railway running for 18 miles through the beautiful scenery of the
For details see the
Whitby AbbeyThe hilltop of the East Cliff at
More information at the
Emergency servicesNorth Yorkshire Police
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Civil parish councilHinderwell Parish Council
Provides some local services in the area.
Link to council website
District authorityScarborough Borough Council
Scarborough Borough Council covers a large district extending for around 40 miles along the coast to the north and south of
A large proportion of the district is within the North York Moors National Park.
Elections are held every four years.
A revision of wards on the council from May 2019 means the number of wards of Scarborough Borough Council is reduced from 25 to 20 and the number of councillors elected is reduced from 50 to 46. Each ward has one, two or three councillors.
Link to council website
The political composition after the 2019 election is:
County authorityNorth Yorkshire County Council
Includes the Scarborough borough and six other non-unitary districts of North Yorkshire.
Police and Crime CommissionerPolice and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire
Covers the county of North Yorkshire and City of York.
Fire AuthorityThe North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was previously governed by the North Yorkshire Combined Fire Authority made up of elected members from across the broad areas of North Yorkshire and City of York councils which it serves. Following a ministerial announcement in June 2018 the governance of the fire service was transferred to the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire from 15 November 2018.
Further information at the