Cornelian Bay is well known among locals and visitors for its mesmerizing view; it is a narrows of the North Sea close Scarborough, North Yorkshire. It is situated between the headlands of White Nab and Knipe Point, only north of Cayton Bay. Land highlights of note incorporate two Second World War pillboxes. A community can be had from the lofty path driving from the Yorkshire Water pumping station, simply off the A165 Filey Road.
The cliff section at the southern end of Cornelian Bay, 50 m due west of the headland known as‘Osgodby Nab' or ‘Knipe Point', represents one of the few localities in Britain where a stratigraphical junction between the Oxfordian and the underlying Callovian Stage is well exposed.The bay is named after the semi-precious stone carnelian, examples of which are occasionally found washed up on the shore.