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Cayton Bay Beach

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Cayton Bay is a quiet beach backed by cliffs, three miles south of Scarborough. Much favoured by surfers and windsurfers. WWII fortifications are of historical interest.

Beach Type

sand & rock


Local village
Holiday centre



Water Quality





Dogs allowed.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Scarborough TIC. Unit 3. Pavilion House. Valley Bridge Road. North Yorkshire 01723 373333


Nearest town: Scarborough
County: North Yorkshire
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2449, -0.360835
Postcode: YO11 3NP
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Cayton Bay is 3 miles to the south of Scarborough. served by a summer bus service leaving every half hour.

Public Transport

East Yorkshire Motor Services's bus service number 1 runs between Scarborough and Cayton

Nearest Railway Stations

Seamer (Approx. 2 miles away)
Scarborough (Approx. 3 miles away)
Filey (Approx. 4 miles away)
Hunmanby (Approx. 6 miles away)
Bempton (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


parking available - charges apply

Nearby Car Parks

Killerby Cliff, Cayton Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Filey Road, Scarborough (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Eastway, Eastfield (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Sea Cliff Road, Scarborough (Short stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Seamer Road, Scarborough (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Albion Road, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Spa Drive, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Weaponness Valley Road, Scarborough (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away
S.B.U., Scarborough (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Vernon Road, Scarborough (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Scarborough