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.
Whitby Sands Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.
Dogs not allowed at the South end of the beach.
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Our weather forecast for Whitby in North Yorkshire
Today (Friday, Mar 05)
Expect a temperature in the range 4.7℃ to 5.1℃ with a wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Mar 06
Expect a temperature in the range -0℃ to 1.3℃ with a wind speed 1 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Mar 07
Expect a temperature in the range 1.8℃ to 2.4℃ with a wind speed 3.9 m/sec (W)
Monday, Mar 08
Expect a temperature in the range 3.8℃ to 4.2℃ with a wind speed 3.4 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Mar 09
Expect a temperature in the range 2.3℃ to 3.8℃ with a wind speed 4.5 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Mar 10
Expect a temperature in the range 6.9℃ to 7.4℃ with a wind speed 11.4 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Mar 11
Expect a temperature in the range 4.9℃ to 6.5℃ with a wind speed 15.2 m/sec (W)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Whitby Sands Beach in North Yorkshire.
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