Runswick Bay Amongst Best Places to Live


Runswick Bay
The Sunday Times votes Runswick Bay amongst the best places to live in Britain:
Selfie sticks at the ready: this fishing village offers endless must-capture shots of red-roofed houses atop steep green slopes leading to a perfect semicircular bay. Huddled in the hillside, Runswick Bay is a jumble of pedestrian lanes, with a single pub and a tiny cafe. Walkers here will never be bored: strolls on the beach can unearth jet, ammonites and the remains of prehistoric reptiles; the clifftop trail affords dramatic views; and the North York Moors National Park and the Cleveland Way are right on the doorstep.


Staithes
For those with a more artistic bent, there’s the legacy of the Staithes Group. Named after a village 2½ miles away, it comprised a collection of 19th-century artists, including Laura and Harold Knight. Families might be lured by Seton Community Primary School where my wife is a teacher, twice rated outstanding by Ofsted.
Average house price £268,627 ; zoopla.co.uk/market/runswick
Why we love it? Picture-perfect!


"Sea, Wind and Sun" Laura Knight (1877-1970)
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