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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Cayton Bay

UK, East England

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 54° 14.666' N
Longitude: 0° 21.353' W

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Go through and past Scarborough on Filey Road and park up at Cayton traffic lights. Walk down the footpath which goes past the holiday caravans and you are at the beach!

There also is a pay carpark at the cayton bay surf shop £2 all day before 4pm, £1 all day after 4pm. For this head through the traffic lights heading away from scarborough and its a left a little further down. Theres showers and changing rooms at the shop so for people who are pretty lazy and like somewhere to shower and get changed before going home its worth the cash.

English (Translate this text in English): Go through and past Scarborough on Filey Road and park up at Cayton traffic lights. Walk down the footpath which goes past the holiday caravans and you are at the beach!

There also is a pay carpark at the cayton bay surf shop £2 all day before 4pm, £1 all day after 4pm. For this head through the traffic lights heading away from scarborough and its a left a little further down. Theres showers and changing rooms at the shop so for people who are pretty lazy and like somewhere to shower and get changed before going home its worth the cash.

English (Translate this text in English): Go through and past Scarborough on Filey Road and park up at Cayton traffic lights. Walk down the footpath which goes past the holiday caravans and you are at the beach!

There also is a pay carpark at the cayton bay surf shop £2 all day before 4pm, £1 all day after 4pm. For this head through the traffic lights heading away from scarborough and its a left a little further down. Theres showers and changing rooms at the shop so for people who are pretty lazy and like somewhere to shower and get changed before going home its worth the cash.

English (Translate this text in English): Go through and past Scarborough on Filey Road and park up at Cayton traffic lights. Walk down the footpath which goes past the holiday caravans and you are at the beach!

There also is a pay carpark at the cayton bay surf shop £2 all day before 4pm, £1 all day after 4pm. For this head through the traffic lights heading away from scarborough and its a left a little further down. Theres showers and changing rooms at the shop so for people who are pretty lazy and like somewhere to shower and get changed before going home its worth the cash.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy with rock

Power

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Make sure that you park your car along the right road or you'll get a ticket! Try to get as far out to the waves as you can ( its v. hard when they are big ). Great for Bodyboarders (like myself but just as good for all you surfers!) Visit 'The Secret Spot Surf Shop' on Somerset Terrace ( of valley road ) for the best tide times and get some cool stuff!

Cayton Bay Surf Shop has now been taken over by secret spot. So it may be worth a quick look. It has less range but the people there are friendly and if you just wanna grab some wax or get a mars bar before you go in try here. They also have the same tide times (watch out tho! currently the tide tables show whitby times - caytons +24mins from these times and scarboroughs +25)

English (Translate this text in English): Make sure that you park your car along the right road or you'll get a ticket! Try to get as far out to the waves as you can ( its v. hard when they are big ). Great for Bodyboarders (like myself but just as good for all you surfers!) Visit 'The Secret Spot Surf Shop' on Somerset Terrace ( of valley road ) for the best tide times and get some cool stuff!

Cayton Bay Surf Shop has now been taken over by secret spot. So it may be worth a quick look. It has less range but the people there are friendly and if you just wanna grab some wax or get a mars bar before you go in try here. They also have the same tide times (watch out tho! currently the tide tables show whitby times - caytons +24mins from these times and scarboroughs +25)

English (Translate this text in English): Make sure that you park your car along the right road or you'll get a ticket! Try to get as far out to the waves as you can ( its v. hard when they are big ). Great for Bodyboarders (like myself but just as good for all you surfers!) Visit 'The Secret Spot Surf Shop' on Somerset Terrace ( of valley road ) for the best tide times and get some cool stuff!

Cayton Bay Surf Shop has now been taken over by secret spot. So it may be worth a quick look. It has less range but the people there are friendly and if you just wanna grab some wax or get a mars bar before you go in try here. They also have the same tide times (watch out tho! currently the tide tables show whitby times - caytons +24mins from these times and scarboroughs +25)

English (Translate this text in English): Make sure that you park your car along the right road or you'll get a ticket! Try to get as far out to the waves as you can ( its v. hard when they are big ). Great for Bodyboarders (like myself but just as good for all you surfers!) Visit 'The Secret Spot Surf Shop' on Somerset Terrace ( of valley road ) for the best tide times and get some cool stuff!

Cayton Bay Surf Shop has now been taken over by secret spot. So it may be worth a quick look. It has less range but the people there are friendly and if you just wanna grab some wax or get a mars bar before you go in try here. They also have the same tide times (watch out tho! currently the tide tables show whitby times - caytons +24mins from these times and scarboroughs +25)

Atmosphere

Atmosphere is great when a few of you go. Beach is very authentic with some 2nd world war bunkers on! definatly worth a visit!

English (Translate this text in English): Atmosphere is great when a few of you go. Beach is very authentic with some 2nd world war bunkers on! definatly worth a visit!

English (Translate this text in English): Atmosphere is great when a few of you go. Beach is very authentic with some 2nd world war bunkers on! definatly worth a visit!

English (Translate this text in English): Atmosphere is great when a few of you go. Beach is very authentic with some 2nd world war bunkers on! definatly worth a visit!

General

Excellent spot!

English (Translate this text in English): Excellent spot!

English (Translate this text in English): Excellent spot!

English (Translate this text in English): Excellent spot!

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Cayton Bay
De roberto appleby
20 juil. 2011
good on it's day - gets very busy, closes out a lot at size, if you know what part to go to at what time it can produce some great waves
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Cayton Bay
De Athers
25 août 2010
Clean 4 - 5ft - Realy good session, nice and sunny with a light offshore breeze. The tide was just going out when we got there. Surfed to the left as you had down the pretty steep path. Initially only a couple of other surfers in the water when we arrived. A few mor
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Cayton Bay
De Athers
24 juil. 2010
First trip to Cayton Bay - First session at Cayton Bay since getting my new board. The waves were only pretty small and closing out for the most of it, however after a two hour drive from Sheffield we decided to get in the water! Since I have only just started back surfing it
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Cayton Bay
De ebbsy
13 oct. 2007
Perfect Waves ...See Pictures -   
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Cayton Bay
De Jules_Yorkshire
30 sept. 2007
Perfect Cayton 3 out - Jules, Fraz & 1 other -
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By Anonymous , 28-11-2007

wow... - Surfing has changed!! Popped out to Cayton for a surf on my lunch break and while getting changed a mini-bus rocked up with 12 college type surfers from inland!!! Rent-a-crowd! All learner standard, however, decided to enter the water in front of the main peak, fantastic. Bodies everywhere, drop ins, it was all going on. Rule no 1, when visiting a break NEVER bring a crowd, rule no 2, NEVER enter the water in front of the main peak always to the side and be aware of other surfers and the never drop in. Local surfers will only stand it for so long this is not Cornwall thank god.

By Anonymous , 09-08-2006

busy busy busy - Anybody here miss those bitter February days? Where the swell is huge and you might be sharing the waves with 1 or 2 people.. I love the fact that instead of sitting at home watching the rain fall down, I can get out and enlighten every sense in my body.. To me thats what surfing is about, the mission, the serenity and the hot cuppa afterwards. Leave the kids to have their turn and stick to the less known places. Just enjoy getting wet in the sun... Those big winter swells are soon to return and so will we, wherever you might travel from...

By anonymous , 22-05-2006

Few People?! - This article says there are 'few people', but ive been up to cayton a few times at the weekend and its always been packed! the surf shop is often out of equipment (you have to wait for someone to bring something back if you need anything), but they are very friendly. Its a good spot, just a bit crowded.

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