Nestled along the picturesque Heritage Coast of Yorkshire, you will find the private beach of Hayburn Wyke. Just veer off of the popular Cleveland Way coastal trail and you’ll be transported to a peaceful and very special place.
What is Hayburn Wyke Beach like?
This little-known gem is a gently curving beach that is tucked between the bustling towns of Scarborough and Whitby. Hayburn Wyke is rather secluded and is a wonderful spot for a picnic or a fun day out, without the crowds of people you find at most other beaches. Indeed, Hayburn Wyke has been sort after as a picnic spot since the Victorian era!
Hayburn Wyke Beach consists mostly of rock and pebbles. Though there isn’t much sand for you to play in, there is still much for you to explore. From combing the beach in search of fossils hidden amongst the rocks, going on a geocache treasure hunt, inspecting rockpools to dipping under the spray of waterfalls, you won’t ever be bored here!
The beach is well hidden, though you’ll know when you have arrived because you will be greeted with two tumbling waterfalls set against a dramatic backdrop of craggy, sheer cliffs. The waterfalls cascade down onto the beach, creating a pool which you can take a wild dip in!
To reach Hayburn Wyke, you follow a winding path through a wooded valley. Here you can enjoy scenic woodland views and you may even be lucky enough to spot some wildlife, such as roe deer, foxes and badgers, as well as some rare bird species. Please be aware the path is uneven in places and can become slippery when wet. Unfortunately, the path is not suitable for wheelchair or pushchair users. Furthermore, the beach itself is rather rocky and bumpy.
Further points of interest
If this remote inlet sounds appealing to you, then you’ll love some other secluded beaches on offer nearby! Delight yourself at the dramatic Ravenscar beach or rest at the relaxing beach of Cayton Bay. There is so much for you to do here, so what are you waiting for!