Find The Nearest Beach North Yorkshire
Planning a trip to North Yorkshire and looking for the nearest beaches. North Yorkshire offers 72 km of ever-changing coast with the Moors as a backdrop. It’s dramatic and rugged with beautiful beaches, rocky coves, tiny seaside villages, high cliffs and superb seaside resorts with a cliff top path that runs for 48 km.
- Scarborough South Bay beach is a sandy, quiet beach ideal for families a castle situated on the cliff tops overlooking the beach Scarborough is one of Yorkshire’s and the UK’s most traditional Victorian era coastal resort towns. The South Bay is the smaller of the two Scarborough beaches and often the one with more people. Facilities include toilets, cafe/restaurants, beach huts, parking and Scarborough’s town facilities.
- Saltburn beach is a large flat shingle and sand beach backed by cliffs. To get down to the beach and pier you have a Victorian water powered Cliff Lift. A popular beach for watersports, in particular for surfing with beach breaks either side of the pier. Facilities include lifeguards, pier, promenade, parking and with more facilities available in the town.
- Sandsend beach is a sand and shingle beach situated on Yorkshire’s heritage coastline. The beach is at the North end of a stretch of beach that runs into Whitby sands. A popular haunt with fossil collectors and fishing enthusiasts and an ideal location for the family. You have car parking on the road behind the beach, cafe and toilets.
- Stray beach is a sandy beach to the south of Redcar and the North of Marske sands. As this beach lacks facilities it tends to be quieter than the more popular nearby beaches of Redcar and Saltburn. Parking and toilets available but for places to eat or drink you will need to head into Redcar.
- Hayburn Wyke is a delightful and isolated bay 6 miles north of Scarborough with the beach being pebble and rocks and in some places difficult to access. The word ‘ wyke ‘ is of Scandinavian origin and denotes a narrow inlet sheltered by headlands. The surrounding woodland is protected as a nature reserve and managed by the National Trust and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Its most unusual feature is a twin waterfall which cascades over a rocky ledge onto the boulder-strewn beach. The beach is a haven for wildlife and a wide range of plants – badgers, foxes, deer and many other small mammals, birds and insects. Very limited facilities although an Inn nearby.
- Upgang is a small beach on the north side of Whitby. It is sandwiched in between Sandsend Beach and Whitby Sands. Located just next to Whitby golf coarse the beach is well known for the surf and is very popular and productive beach for fishing, especially during summer. Access to the beach is via the steps and walkways which have been built into the side of the hill overlooking the beach. This makes it only suitable for those firm on their feet. For facilities you need to head along to Whitby.
- Whitby Sands beach is a sandy beach with some rocks situated to the west of the town and the beach is also known as West Cliff Beach. The River Esk splits through Whitby and a unique swing bridge connects the West and East sides of the town. On the east, you have a small sandy beach below the Abbey and this is protected by the outer harbour walls. To the East, you’ve some specialist shopping, cafe, pubs and the Cook Museum. To reach the abbey the only way up is via the 199 steps (Caedmon’s Trod). The West of the town has Theatre, cinema, Whitby Sands beach, Whitby Museum, Lifeboat Museum, parks, a boating lake and mini golf and high on the cliff the Captain Cook Monument and Whitby whale bones. You will not be short of facilities, include car parks, toilets, cafes/restaurants/pubs and beach huts.
- Robin Hoods Bay beach is a large beach in a small fishing hamlet situated on the Yorkshire Heritage Coast just south of Whitby, the bay is located on a steep hill and marks one end of the coast to coast walk. This beach is a great family location with the beach being shingle with many rock pools and is also large enough to cope with the summer crowds. The Coastal walk between Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay is one of the best parts of the Cleveland Way National Trail and you can imagine why in the 18th Century the bay was reported to be one of the busiest smuggling communities on the Yorkshire coast. Facilities include toilets, pubs, car park (although at the top of a steep hill), restaurants, shops, slipway and the Old Coastguard Station is one of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park Centres, exhibition and tourist information all at one location.