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Visit Hayburn Wyke, Hidden Beach, Waterfall and Walks

Looking for a secluded and beautiful spot to explore on the Yorkshire coast? Look no further than Hayburn Wyke.

Hayburn Wyke is located between the villages of Cloughton and Scalby, roughly 30 minutes from Whitby. The area offers crystal-clear waters, a rocky coastline, and a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Before you embark on your adventure, you should know a few things to make the most of your trip. In this article, we’ll cover Hayburn Wykes’s hidden beach, waterfall, and walks, from what to bring to what to expect once you’re there. So, grab your walking shoes, and let’s get started.

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Hayburn Wyke Beach

Hayburn Wyke’s Hidden Beach

Hayburn Wyke beach is located between the villages of Cloughton and Scalby. It is a secluded bay that offers visitors a peaceful escape from the crowds, with stunning views of the rugged coastline and clear blue waters. Visitors must take a short, steep path from the cliff top to reach the beach, but the breathtaking views and serene surroundings are well worth the effort.

Once on the beach, visitors can explore the many rocks on a hunt for fossils and rock pools for sea life. However, the currents can be strong, and the water can be cold, so swimming is not recommended, especially for those who are not confident swimmers.

Please be aware that there are no facilities at Hayburn Wyke, so visitors must bring everything they need for their trip, including food and water. It is also important to note that no lifeguards are on duty, so visitors should take extra care, especially if they visit with children. Despite the lack of facilities, Hayburn Wyke is a popular spot for visitors seeking a peaceful, unspoilt beach experience.

The beach can be accessed via the Cleveland Way coastal path and via the Cinder Track, the disused railway track which runs between Scarborough and Whitby.

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Hayburn Wyke Waterfalls

Hayburn Wyke Waterfalls

The Hayburn Wyke waterfalls are a stunning natural feature. They can be accessed by following the coast path through the woods, which leads visitors to the waterfalls.

The Hayburn Wyke waterfalls are made up of two falls cascading down from the woods above to the pebbly beach below. The clear, cool water and surrounding rocks and caves create a peaceful, serene atmosphere perfect for relaxation and exploration.

Visitors can dip in the refreshing water, explore the caves, and rock pools, or sit back and soak in the natural beauty of the surroundings. The Hayburn Wyke waterfalls are a popular destination for visitors seeking a peaceful escape or an adventure in the great outdoors.

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Hayburn Wyke Walks

Hayburn Wyke Walks

Hayburn Wyke offers visitors some of the most beautiful coastal walks in North Yorkshire. From exploring the stunning cliffs and beaches to trekking through the lush green woods, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The Ravenscar to Hayburn Wyke is a great 8 mile (12.5km) route that offers breathtaking views of the sea and the rugged coastline and opportunities to spot local wildlife, such as seals, dolphins, and seabirds. You can follow the entire route here.

The Cloughton to Hayburn Wyke route is a popular route which is 5 miles (8km) and takes visitors through picturesque woodland before arriving at the stunning bay. It takes 3 hours to complete, and you can follow the entire route here.

Regardless of the walks you choose, bring sturdy walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather, as some paths can be steep and rocky. And remember your camera to capture the stunning views and natural beauty of the North Yorkshire coast.


The Hayburn Wyke Inn
The Hayburn Wyke Inn by Philip Barker, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Grab a refreshment at the Hayburn Wyke Inn

Just 10 minutes from the beach via the woodland. The Hayburn Wyke Inn is a coaching inn dating back to the 18th century. Today, this country pub offers a warm welcome in a traditional setting. Step into the bar and unwind with hand-pulled Yorkshire Ales and delectable food while surrounded by the bar’s charming character, complete with traditional wooden floors, beams, and a roaring open fire. The bar welcomes children and is dog friendly too. Enjoy a relaxing drink and a bite to eat indoors, in the gardens or outside on the decking and seating area. For those taking the Cleveland Way Coastal Path, the inn is a popular overnight stop-off point, less than a quarter of a mile from the coastal path.

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Whether you’re looking for a peaceful spot to relax, an opportunity to explore the great outdoors, or simply a chance to experience the stunning natural beauty of the North Yorkshire coast, Hayburn Wyke has something for everyone. So be sure to add it to your list of must-visit destinations and discover the magic of this hidden gem for yourself.

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