The Location

 Reasons to 'Getaway!'

Runswick Bay is located just 5 miles north of Whitby, and is a small, old English fishing village, seaside village resort. It is the centre of relaxation for holidaymakers and the ultimate inspiration for writers, artists and photographers. We are based on the Cleveland Way allowing excellent access to the surrounding villages and indeed Whitby by foot in spectacular surroundings.  We even have an authorized landing area for helicopters.

Whether you are looking for the perfect getaway or some well deserved relaxation time, this is the perfect location. Our guests forget all the reasons they came as soon as they get here. The stresses and strains of the school run, the office workload and the million and one other things we have to constantly juggle can leave us worn out and in desperate need of a break.


Whitby is dominated by the cliff-top ruins of the beautiful 13th century Whitby Abbey.

This traditional maritime town of Whitby, with its old cobbled streets, picturesque houses and sandy blue flag beach is a great place for a holiday or short break. Whitby is set among fine stretches of coast with spectacular cliffs, beaches and bays.

199 steps lead down from the Abbey to the old town where you find yourself in a shoppers’ paradise. With an array of unique shops offering local crafts, famous Whitby Jet jewellery, maritime memorabilia and antiques, you are sure to find that holiday treasure.

For food connoisseurs, Whitby has it all. Award winning seafood restaurants, continental delights, traditional sea-shanty inns preparing locally cooked produce and olde worlde English tea rooms serving freshly baked pastries and Yorkshire teas.




The Cliffemount Hotel is also located on the popular walking trail, The Cleveland Way.  With many coastal walks including The Cleveland Way passing right by our door, what better place to stop for the night, take a hot shower, chill out, and let us look after you.  You can even see the next part of your beach and cliff top walk from your own private balcony, with views stretching from the bay out across the sea towards the horizon.


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