Cattersty Sands (Skinningrove)

Cattersty Sands (Skinningrove) - Yorkshire
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Cattersty Sands is a long, sand and shingle beach approximately midway between Hartlepool and Whitby.  It offers fine views and a fairly sheltered location. 

The beach is intersected by a rocky pier which dates back to the areas mining days.
This area of Yorkshire has a long history of iron-ore mining.  The old jetty was built in 1886, for loading steamboats which transported the ore to Middlesbrough. The nearby Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum makes an interesting detour and has a courtyard picnic area. 

Cattersty Sands is a good destination for those seeking a bit of tranquillity.  In summer, bathers can be seen on sunny days, cooling off in the North Sea waters.
The 109-mile long Cleveland Way walking route passes adjacent to the beach. 

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Pub nearby
  • Pier

Nearest town



TS13 4BJ

OS grid ref.

NZ 7104 2046

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There are no restrictions at any time of the year for dogs on this beach.

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