The main beach at Withernsea is part of a strip of sand and shingle that runs for miles in both directions. An attractively redeveloped promenade features numerous cafes, fish and chip shops and pubs.
Sailing and windsurfing are both popular activities and there is a life boat rescue service stationed at Withernsea. In addition the beach is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months.
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 1st May and 30th September
- Wind surfing
- Disabled facilities
- First aid point
- Pub nearby
OS grid ref.
TA 3439 2797
Car parks and street paarking available.
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Withernsea Beach Reviews
The beach does allow dogs, just only to the left of the castle walls. We stayed in Withernsea and believed we couldnt take our dog on the beach so travelled to Hornsea. We had a walk along the front one day and noticed it was allowed but in a restricted area even in Summer. Sadly some dog owners don’t pick up their dogs poo and spoil it for everyone!
Lovely sandy beach - dogs are allowed
Diane AllisonAug 13th 2022
Withernsea has a lovely, sandy beach and has won a seaside award. It’s mostly dog-friendly with just a small strip of beach that is out of bounds for dogs between May and September. There’s quite a few cafes and pubs close to the beach that welcome dogs too. Withernsea is to have a new pier, which is being built from September 2022.
Joy EvansJun 06th 2019
beaches clean throughout the entire year, friendly and welcoming town and community
Great for family
Tracy WelshAug 01st 2022
Great family holiday/day out, plenty of shops, cafes and amusements. Beaches are clean with life guards especially at weekends. During half-time they have a funfair on the front with activists going on throughout. Not far from Hornsea and Bridlington for other places to visit!!
ChrisFeb 29th 2020
Good for swimming surfing and fishing and just the Fresh are and good for children to play on the sand
JoeOct 11th 2019
Fab and clean! Ideal for water sports
Wonderful place to take back seat on life. Glorious sea scapes, sunsets and fresh air.
We visited on the 29th May and were very surprised to see dog owners not following the beach rules and walking with their dogs on the beach! One had diarrhoea!!
Lovely beach and quiet very pleasant will visit again