Beaches in Whitby, Yorkshire

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The beach guide has 3 beaches listed in and around the town of Whitby. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Whitby Beach (0.7 miles)

    Whitby © Bluecowboy2002 | BY-SA

    Whitby has beaches on both sides of the River Esk. On the east side is the smaller Tate Hill, a sheltered sandy beach that allows dogs all year round. On the other side of West Pier is West Cliff, a larger sandy beach with colourful beach huts, deckchair and windbreak hire, a children's paddling pool…

  • Saltwick Bay (1.3 miles)

    Saltwick Bay © David Martin | BY-SA

    Saltwick Bay beach is a wonderfully secluded stretch of golden sand just over a mile to the south of Whitby. The beach is backed by high cliffs and flanked by flat rocky ledges running out into the bay.

    Being a little off the beaten track access isn't quite as easy as it could be. There is…

  • Sandsend Beach (2.4 miles)

    Sandsend © Alh1 | BY-SA

    The tiny, picturesque village of Sandsend lies on Yorkshire's heritage coastline, between Runswick Bay and Whitby. The clean, sandy beach here, with small rivers running into the sea on either side, is very appealing and makes an excellent destination for a family day out. At low tide a large area of beach is exposed and…

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