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Situated along the Yorkshire coast, Cayton Bay is a sandy beach which sits between the coastal towns of Scarborough and Filey.

What is Cayton Bay like?

Large swathes of golden sand are circled by dramatic cliffs and sparkling sea water, making this remote beach a wonderful spot to unwind. With unspoilt picturesque views, be sure to pack a picnic and charge your cameras!

Home to one of the oldest surf schools in the UK, Cayton Bay has wonderful waters for you to paddle in and is a popular spot to learn surfing and kayaking. However, the current can be quite strong, so do not stray too far from the beach. If water sports aren’t your thing, Cayton has much else to offer, from birdwatching and coastal strolls to fossil hunting. Indeed, the cliffs date back 150 million years!

Accessibility

Please note, the path down to the beach by Knipe Point is rather steep, so those with mobility issues as well as wheelchair and pushchair users may find the journey both up and down very difficult. The walk is flat in places and takes you through a lovely wooded area, though you will encounter several steps toward the end.

Further points of interest

You can find similarly pleasant and private beaches throughout Yorkshire. Why not add the charming (and lesser known) beaches of Hayburn Wyke or Filey to your itinerary to explore all the wonders that the Yorkshire Coast has to offer? The walk to Filey is about 5 miles long meanwhile Hayburn Wyke is best reached by a 30 minute car journey. Or head toward Scarborough South Bay 3.5 miles away for the quintessential seaside experience.

Q Is Cayton Bay dog friendly?

Dogs are permitted at Cayton Bay all year round. So you don't have to leave any family behind!

Q Is there parking available at Cayton Bay?

You can park for free along the remains of the old road at Cayton Bay. There is also a car park closer to the beach near the surf shop, though here you will have to buy a ticket.

Q What facilities are available at Cayton Bay?

There are numerous surf shops near the beach as well as toilets and cafés.

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