Whitby Sands Beach

Whitby Sands beach, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    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.

  • Whitby Sands Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain on Thursday through next Tuesday, with temperatures peaking at 16°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy until evening.
       4%  51%   6 mph
      6:56 am    6:53 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Light rain overnight.
       29%  26%   14 mph
      6:58 am    6:50 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Light rain in the morning.
       41%  92%   8 mph
      7:00 am    6:48 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon.
       41%  91%   12 mph
      7:02 am    6:45 pm

    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
       19%  50%   7 mph
      7:04 am    6:43 pm
    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Light rain in the morning and evening and breezy overnight.
       30%  66%   14 mph
      7:05 am    6:40 pm

    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Light rain in the morning and evening and breezy starting in the evening.
       56%  76%   18 mph
      7:07 am    6:38 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 3rd
     Light rain throughout the day.
       57%  91%   7 mph
      7:09 am    6:35 pm

  • Whitby Sands Beach Tide Times


  • 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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