Whitby Sands Beach, Whitby North Yorkshire
  • About

    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 has dog restrictions. Dogs not allowed at the South end of the beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches around Whitby, 22 beaches in North Yorkshire, or check our list of North Yorkshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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  • Water Quality

    Bathing Water Quality

    Water 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.
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 7°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning.
       97%  100%   5 mph
      7:45 am    3:54 pm
    Wednesday, Nov 22nd
     Dangerously windy and overcast throughout the day.
       82%  100%   24 mph
      7:46 am    3:53 pm

    Thursday, Nov 23rd
     Dangerously windy until evening and mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
       73%  48%   26 mph
      7:48 am    3:52 pm
    Friday, Nov 24th
     Overcast throughout the day.
       54%  93%   9 mph
      7:50 am    3:50 pm

    Saturday, Nov 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy starting in the evening.
       65%  68%   20 mph
      7:52 am    3:49 pm
    Sunday, Nov 26th
     Windy until evening and mostly cloudy until afternoon.
       53%  42%   25 mph
      7:54 am    3:48 pm

    Monday, Nov 27th
     Overcast throughout the day and breezy overnight.
       73%  85%   11 mph
      7:55 am    3:47 pm
    Tuesday, Nov 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the evening.
       76%  84%   22 mph
      7:57 am    3:46 pm

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