Another day, another Beach
After a traumatic time last week, we were looking forward to a stress free few days – Alison found a new beach to visit between Scarborough and Cayton Bay (in Yorkshire Life Magazine of all places), which isn’t too far away, so, with the sun shining we headed off towards Scarborough.
Wikipedia: Cornelian Bay is a bay of the North Sea near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. It is located between the headlands of White Nab and Knipe Point, just north of Cayton Bay. Geographical features of note include two Second World War pillboxes.
The bay is named after the semi-precious stone carnelian, examples of which are occasionally found washed up on the shore.
We didn’t actually find any Carnelian, which looks like this when polished:
The track down to the bay is very steep and heads off right from the Cleveland Way long distance path. It’s a scramble over rocks to get onto the beach – definitely not the best for my 67 year old arthritic knee!
We arrived about 30 minutes before low tide, which was ideal – there was hardly anyone around and, in fact, we only saw 6 people in the whole time we were there. There are rocks to sit on, rock pools to explore and great views of Scarborough Castle.
Here’s a few photos to whet your appetite:
A great day out and just what we needed, although the walk back up to the car was a struggle and I’m suffering for it today, still, no pain, no gain…