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Cayton Bay


Cayton Bay general information



From Filey:
Take the A1309 towards Scarborough. At the roundabout join the A165 (Scarborough). Just before you reach Cayton Bay Holiday Village you will notice a parking sign pointing to the right. Turn in here.

From Scarborough:
Take the A165 (Filey,Bridlington). Pass through Osgodby. As you pass Cayton Bay Holiday Village you'll see a sign on you left for parking. Turn in here.

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Cayton Bay is large sea fishing venue and offers fishing into rocks or onto clean sand. It is also a mecca for surfers.

The car park belongs to the Cayton Bay Surf Surf Shop, who, as well as selling all of the surfing gear and surfing lessons anyone could need, offer snacks and hot drinks. There are also free toilets and warm showers housed at the rear of the shop, shown below.

Cayton Bay Surf Shack 

Access to the beach is via the concrete ramp shown below. This is quite steep, but easy compared to many marks on the Yorkshire coast.

The path down to Cayton Bay 

Below is another access point, which can be found near the Pumping Station. Further access points are show on OS maps, but the most convenient is the ramp near the car park.

Beach access point near the pumping station at Cayton Bay 

Below are a couple of warning signs regarding the use of the beach. I didn't come across an area of soft sand/mud, but that doesn't mean it isn't there. It also looks like naked angling isn't an option either!

Cayton Bay warning sign - Area of soft sand/mud

Cayton Bay warning sign - No naturism

The beach has a number of World War 2 Pill Boxes on it, which are in very good condition. The two shown below are at the southern end of Cayton Bay.

WW2 pill boxes on Cayton Bay beach

Most areas of Cayton Bay offer an escape route if you are cut off by the tide. However, the extreme southern end of the bay backs on to the vertical cliffs below. This southern part of the beach features a sand bar that runs parallel with the sea. This is quite a bit higher than the beach behind it, and getting cut off looks like a possibility as the sea floods in behind you.

Cliffs at Cayton Bay

Caution: Watch out for the sea flooding in behind you.


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