Marske Sands

Marske Sands - Yorkshire
© Stephen McCulloch and licensed for reuse under this Licence

Markse Sands is a predominantly sandy beach, with some shingle higher up the beach away from the shoreline, opposite the village of Marske-by-the-Sea. Water sports such as surfing, boating, and windsurfing are all popular along this stretch of coastline, as is fishing, swimming and walking.

The wide beach offers visitors an excellent opportunity to stretch their legs, particularly when the tide is out and a vast, flat, sandy area is exposed.

Parking is available in the town, as well as number of shops, restaurants, pubs, and public toilets. The beach can be reached down a slipway found at the end of High Street. The village also contains a museum in an old cottage known as Winkies Castle, run by volunteers and containing rotating exhibitions. A railway station in the village offers services to Darlington.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

Yorkshire dog friendly beaches »


  • Good fishing
  • Surfing


  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby
  • Slipway

Nearest town



TS11 7NF

OS grid ref.

NZ 6358 2305


the car park is next to the beach

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Submit a correction

Marske Sands Reviews


Nov 18th 2021

Outstanding beach and beautiful quant village. Walked for miles to Saltburn then back through a wooded area to Marske for a gorgeous meal in The Ship, 3 minutes walk from the beach. Everyone was so friendly, even the seagulls didn’t dive bomb you.

We love it.

Jun 04th 2023

Just moved this way, we absolutely love this beach, seen starfish, seals, crabs. It’s great for the children, toilets are there too, small parking lot where we stop. But definitely a great walk and lots of fun to be had.

Just wish everyone picked up their dog poo. Twice one of my children have accidentally stood or rolled in it.

Pretty disgusting.


Jun 23rd 2020

Been there today. Everything was great. One weird thing. Possible to see seal there?  First time when I saw something what is looks like a dog in trouble, disappeared under the water. I ran in to the waterI to help for the “dog” and about a minute later saw again about 20 meters away. I ran again and disappeared again. Play that about a mile away from the original location. A dog cannot swim that much and that long distance under the water. 1 time I was quite near and looks black eyed, no ears and I can’t see any hair on the head, just shiny skin, but not that near to make sure what kind of animal was.