This secret Yorkshire beach has been crowned one of the best to visit in the UK

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…

As the weather is heating up, it’s the perfect time to grab your bucket and spade and head off to the beach.

And thankfully, the lovely people at the Independent have rounded up the best secret beaches in the UK to visit if you’re after some peace and quiet.

Which let’s be honest, we all are.

There’s just something about escaping the hustle and bustle of the city and feeling sand between your toes, maybe even taking a brave dip in the brisk waters and finishing off the day with a box of fish and chips.

Runswick Bay.
Image: Wikimedia Commons

Luckily in their recent roundup of great UK beaches, one from Yorkshire firmly features on the list.

You can find Runswick Bay just five miles North of popular tourist destination Whitby.

The quaint, quiet village is hidden behind the peak of a hill and truly looks like something from the front of a postcard.

Featuring a round coastline dotted with picture-perfect holiday cottages, all with close access to a sandy white beach for you to build your masterpiece of a sandcastle.

Image: Tripadvisor

The most idyllic spot to kick back and relax, or if you’re looking to be more active then there’s plenty of water sports to enjoy as well as nearby caves to explore (if you’re brave enough).

With a great selection of local pubs to grab a pint or two alongside some cosy pub grub after a walk, a trip to this beautiful beach will reset your busy mind in no time at all.

Just under a two hour drive away from Leeds city centre, this seems like the perfect spot for a relaxed staycation where you won’t find bustling crowds being swarmed by hungry seagulls.

Sounds pretty perfect if you ask us.

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Featured image – Yorkshire Coastal Cottages

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