Itinerary

Whitby Sands Beach (aka West Cliff Beach)

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 is the Captain Cook Monument and Whitby whale bones.

You will not be short of facilities, including car-parks, toilets, cafes/restaurants/pubs and beach huts.

Whitby Sands Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and 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.

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Beach 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Today
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jul 05
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Jul 07
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Jul 08
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Jul 09
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 16.9℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Jul 10
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 16.8℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (SW)

Whitby weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Whitby Sands Beach Tide Times

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