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Place Category: Beaches
Whitby Sands, sand and rock beach 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.
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.
Facilities include car parks, toilets, cafes/restaurants/pubs and beach huts.
Whitby Sands Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.
Dogs not allowed at the South end of the beach.
Whitby Sands Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Monday, with temperatures falling to 16°C on Sunday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
15->187% 84% 9 mph
5:53 am 8:20 pmLight rain until afternoon.Wednesday, Aug 23rd
14->1843% 75% 9 mph
5:54 am 8:18 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Thursday, Aug 24th
13->180% 24% 12 mph
5:56 am 8:15 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Friday, Aug 25th
13->1714% 74% 7 mph
5:58 am 8:13 pmLight rain until afternoon.Saturday, Aug 26th
13->1720% 84% 8 mph
6:00 am 8:11 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Sunday, Aug 27th
12->1614% 53% 9 mph
6:02 am 8:08 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Monday, Aug 28th
12->1726% 45% 11 mph
6:04 am 8:06 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Tuesday, Aug 29th
13->187% 25% 14 mph
6:05 am 8:03 pm
Whitby Sands Beach Tide Times
Whitby Sands Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- 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.
Photos from around the surrounding area