God’s Own Country, eh? Whether you’ve moved somewhere else, or you’re living in one of its ridings, there is a certain pride and a love that Yorkshire folk hold with them about their country that runs deeper than borders. Our self deprecating humour, straight-talking ways, and juxtaposed against the beautiful scenery of Yorkshire.
It’s not just us Yorkshire folk that have noticed its beauty. One of its North Yorkshire beaches has become one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK. Runswick Bay was ranked as one of the best beaches in the Sunday Times list in 2020.
Trips abroad are a risk due to self isolate depending on the traffic light system, but this sheltered bay with its red roof cottages is one of the most idyllic spots you can ever visit. The quaint little fishing village on a summer’s day could rival any city break in the world.
It seems that the cat’s out of the bag. We’ve managed to keep our beautiful coastal villages a secret this long, but these secluded bays, which cottages lights twinkle in the twilight as you walk along the cliffside at night.
During the day, you can take a walk along the sandy beaches and spend the day paddling on the ocean, making a sandcastle, fossil hunting and relaxing with your family before going back to enjoy a traditional pub and some well-earned grub.
The winding streets of this hamlet are like a trip through history, whether it’s the rustic Runswick Bay Lifeboat Station or the Royal Hotel pub that serves up great traditional meals.
Runswick Bay is located along the Cleveland Way National Trail, so there are plenty of opportunities for a brisk walk along the Yorkshire coast.