The Beach Guide

Whitby Beach

Whitby Beach - Yorkshire

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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 and donkey rides.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the south end of the beach.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Slipway

    Nearest town



    YO21 3EN

    OS grid ref.

    NZ 8941 1158

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award

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