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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 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain on Thursday through next Tuesday, with temperatures peaking at 16°C on Thursday.Partly cloudy until evening.Today's Forecast
13->164% 51% 6 mph
6:56 am 6:53 pmLight rain overnight.Wednesday, Sep 27th
13->1629% 26% 14 mph
6:58 am 6:50 pmLight rain in the morning.Thursday, Sep 28th
12->1641% 92% 8 mph
7:00 am 6:48 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Friday, Sep 29th
12->1541% 91% 12 mph
7:02 am 6:45 pmMostly cloudy starting in the evening.Saturday, Sep 30th
11->1519% 50% 7 mph
7:04 am 6:43 pmLight rain in the morning and evening and breezy overnight.Sunday, Oct 1st
10->1630% 66% 14 mph
7:05 am 6:40 pmLight rain in the morning and evening and breezy starting in the evening.Monday, Oct 2nd
12->1656% 76% 18 mph
7:07 am 6:38 pmLight rain throughout the day.Tuesday, Oct 3rd
11->1557% 91% 7 mph
7:09 am 6:35 pm
Whitby Sands Beach Tide Times
Whitby Sands Beach Bathing Water QualityWater 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