Whitby Sands Beach, Whitby North Yorkshire
  • About Us

    Whitby Sands Beach Info

    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 been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    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 5 beaches around Whitby, 22 beaches in North Yorkshire, or check our list of North Yorkshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality

    Whitby Sands Beach 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.
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  • Weather

    Whitby Sands Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Snow (20–29 cm.) on Tuesday through next Friday, with temperatures falling to -1°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       7%  58%   13 mph
      7:06 am    5:27 pm
    Saturday, Feb 24th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       0%  60%   19 mph
      7:04 am    5:29 pm

    Sunday, Feb 25th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
       0%  11%   15 mph
      7:02 am    5:31 pm
    Monday, Feb 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       28%  91%   12 mph
      7:00 am    5:33 pm

    Tuesday, Feb 27th
     Snow (2–7 cm.) in the morning.
       61%  97%   13 mph
      6:57 am    5:35 pm
    Wednesday, Feb 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.
       40%  94%   15 mph
      6:55 am    5:37 pm

    Thursday, Mar 1st
     Windy throughout the day and snow (2–6 cm.) until afternoon.
       51%  98%   24 mph
      6:52 am    5:39 pm
    Friday, Mar 2nd
     Snow (6–13 cm.) and windy throughout the day.
       64%  100%   27 mph
      6:50 am    5:41 pm

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