We are heading into springtime and summer in Yorkshire and we’ve got a little treat for you guys. Yorkshire is full of wonderful beaches and waterfalls – but did you know there is a Yorkshire beach with a waterfall hidden along the Yorkshire Coast? We are so excited about it that we just had to shout about it. If your looking for a beach walk with a difference then this Kettleness beach waterfall is for you.
The incredible curving bay is made up of rocks and small boulders, which offers something different to visitors of the secret beach in Yorkshire.
The little stretch of beach with golden sands as well as being a great spot for beach fun is great for exploring with rocks for crab and fossil hunting. In fact, it is a popular haunt for fossil hunters. You can find anything from dinosaur bones to ammonites along the shores.
For us though, it has to be the beautiful waterfall that falls straight onto the beach that is the highlight of this cheeky venture out. Located in a remote cove just east of the idyllic fishing village of Runswick Bay, the scramble down the steep uneven track is well worth the effort once you get down to the beach itself.
Just off the popular Cleveland Way coastal walking route, Hayburn Wyke can also be reached by the Cinder Track, which is a disused railway track running from Scarborough and Whitby.
You’re greeted with a gorgeous waterfall that falls onto the sand and makes its way to the sea. This little piece of paradise is a great wander out for the adventurous of you out there.
Kettleness was a village until way back in 1829 when the entire place slid into the sea due to coastal erosion, which has seen many towns and villages along the Yorkshire coast disappear. There are still some reminders of its heritage dotted along the coastline and cliffs if you look out close enough.
Whether you decide to take a trip there and enjoy your own piece of paradise from home in the sun or go for a brisk autumn walk during the colder months, we are sure you won’t be disappointed. The Yorkshire Beach with a waterfall is a local favourite, but now you lucky Yorkshire folk can enjoy the secret spot this spring and summertime.
Why not have a trip over to Whitby afterwards and enjoy some fish & chips or a nice well-earned ale – there’s nothing better after a good old walk.
Kettleness Beach, Kettleness, Whitby YO21 3RY
Feature Image Credit: Photo @maria_kastner