Withernsea Beach

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

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 1st May and 30th September

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Wind surfing


  • Slipway

Nearest town



HU19 2DW

OS grid ref.

TA 3439 2797


Car parks and street paarking available.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Withernsea Beach Reviews

Jun 17th 2021

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!

May 31st 2020

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

Feb 29th 2020

Good for swimming surfing and fishing and just the Fresh are and good for children to play on the sand

Oct 11th 2019

Fab and clean! Ideal for water sports

Jul 04th 2019

Wonderful place to take back seat on life. Glorious sea scapes, sunsets and fresh air.

Joy Evans
Jun 06th 2019

beaches clean throughout the entire year, friendly and welcoming town and community

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