Cottage Holidays in Runswick Bay, Yorkshire, England

Runswick Bay seasideRunswick Bay for a Postcard Perfect Cottage Break - Runswick Bay is one of Yorkshire’s best coastal villages when it comes to its charming qualities and is an excellent place for a self-catering cottage break.  For an unspoilt seaside location with reminders of its fascinating past, this North Yorkshire spot is hard to beat. As you stroll its streets, you can picture the bustling fishing village that it once was. This industry went into decline, but many artists discovered its attributes and reproduced the dramatic coast on canvas. Smugglers were also attracted to Runswick Bay and used the local caves to hide their ill-gotten gains.  Enjoy browsing for coastal cottages in this pretty village and self-catering accommodation nearby.


About Self-Catering Holidays in Runswick Bay

The village of Runswick Bay is geared toward families on holiday and you will be made most welcome. Cosy cottages, cobbled roads and red pantile roofs are all easy on the eye. However, it’s not always easy on the legs, as it can be very steep here! To compensate, the bay and the sheltered sandy beach is ‘picture postcard’ perfect. Children love exploring the rock pools for signs of life and it’s a good place to find fossils when the tide is low. Surfers and water skiers also make their way to Runswick Bay. Walkers like this area too, as they can join the Cleveland Way from the village, a popular trail that stretches for 109 miles.

Runswick Bay has often won the ENCAMS Seaside Award, which is the blue and yellow flag award. This indicates good water quality and clean beaches. It’s also noted for safe swimming, which is not too common on Yorkshire’s rugged coast.

Also recommended for a visit during your holiday, further up the coast is Staithes, another attractive, old fishing community. Again, steep hillsides, cobbled streets and quirky cottages entice the visitor. It’s famous locally for Dog Loup, an extremely narrow street, said to be the narrowest in the entire county. In common with Runswick Bay, it’s fun to wander round the harbour and go hunting for fossils and rock pools.

Just over eight miles north of Whitby, Runswick Bay is ideally suited for a drive over to see Whitby’s many attractions. Whitby has to be one of Yorkshire’s best loved coastal towns and is well worth a visit.  See the imposing ruins of Whitby Abbey, stroll round the harbour and glean information about the life and adventures of the explorer, James Cook at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.

This coast is a fascinating one for tales of smugglers and shipwrecks. Today, Runswick Bay and its nearby coastal villages and towns offer warm hospitality, cosy cafes and crafts.  This is a great place for a self-catering break for both families and those on romantic breaks.  Whether you rent a quaint fisherman’s cottage or a cottage inland, we trust that you’ll enjoy browsing through the available options in and near the pretty village of Runswick Bay.

Book a Runswick Bay cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Yorkshire on holiday.

8 rental properties

River Bank Cottage, Whitby, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage by the Riverbank, Runswick Bay 6 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Escape for a romantic break or tranquil holiday in this delightful 2 bedroom holiday home, with a riverside garden this is a great place for a fishing break or take it easy holiday in Whitby and is conveniently close to the North York Moors National Park and the North Yorkshire Coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £450
Next availability:
from 10 October to 19 October 20 from 27 October to 22 May 21

Wills Coastal Cottage, Redcar, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Runswick Bay 13 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Situated close to a local sandy beach just outside of Redcar and near to the North York Moors National Park, this 3 bedroom coastal cottage with its garden games room with snooker table and table tennis has plenty to offer families or groups of friends.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £325
Next availability:
from 02 September to 04 September 20 from 16 October to 23 October 20

Bousdale Mill House, Great ayton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

3 bedroom Country House, Runswick Bay 14 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

Originally a mill house, this fantastic North York Moors rural retreat with its superb countryside views and high quality interior is a real treat, sleeping up to 6 in 3 bedrooms this could be a perfect base for enjoying and discovering some of the best of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on a break away.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £554
Next availability:
from 31 August to 04 September 20 from 22 September to 26 September 20

Dairy Countryside Cottage, North York Moors National Park, Staintondale, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Stone-Built Holiday Cottage, Runswick Bay 15 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

Stylish one bedroom holiday barn situated close to Staintondale, with a Whirlpool bath and king-size bed plus a location close to the coast within the North York Moors National Park, this is a great place for a romantic break for two.

Weekly Price from: £348
Next availability:
from 17 September to 18 September 20 from 09 October to 23 October 20

Mel House Cottages (Swimming Pool, Spa, Sauna), Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

10 bedroom Bungalow, Runswick Bay 16 miles away

sleeps 1 - 19 guests
1 - 19
10 bedrooms
10
6 bathrooms
6
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4

A delightful collection of 4 star rated holiday cottages (including 2 wheelchair accessible cottages; 'Mallard' and 'Swift' have been M3 rated), in a pretty village location within the North York Moors National Park boasting excellent shared leisure facilities of an indoor heated pool, spa and sauna, exclusive to guests.

Special features: free internet access, pool (A heated swimming pool in the Leisure Suite on-site. It is 1.2 metres deep throughout, is roughly 6 metres long by 3 metres wide, and has a counter-current device permitting swimming 'on the spot'. ), games room, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £300

1 Corner Cottages, Dogs-welcome, North York Moors and Coast , Cropton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Runswick Bay 17 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Picturesque, dog and family friendly country hideaway with beautiful gardens, located in the village of Cropton in the North York Moors National Park, perfect for discovering the charming towns and villages of the moors, for visiting Helmsley Walled Garden, Duncombe Park's fantastic gardens and for visiting the historical city of York for a day trip This stone built cottage is located in the village of Cropton in the North Yorks Moors and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Weekly Price from: £275
Next availability:
from 02 October to 03 October 20 from 06 November to 13 November 20

The Old Watchmaker's Cottage, Cropton, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Runswick Bay 17 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
3 star

Pretty one bedroom stone-built holiday cottage with a village setting within the North York Moors National Park, ideal for romantic breaks.

Weekly Price from: £240
Next availability:
from 23 October to 06 November 20 from 20 November to 29 December 20

High Mill House, Pickering near Scarborough, Yorkshire, Northern England, England

4 bedroom Unique Holiday House, Runswick Bay 20 miles away

sleeps 6 - 12 guests
6 - 12
4 bedrooms
4
5 bathrooms
5
no dogs allowed

Attached to a historic water mill in Pickering, this roomy 4 bedroom holiday house offers unnrivalled views of the historic North York Moors Steam Railway which passes right past the house (sorry no pets permitted).

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1236
Next availability:
from 28 August to 11 September 20 from 14 September to 24 September 20