Whitby Sands Beach, Whitby

Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, UK

Whitby Sands Beach, Whitby, North Yorkshire
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Whitby Sands Blue Flag Beach.

Whitby Sands, sand and rock beach situated to the west of the town. 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.

Whitby Sands Beach in North Yorkshire has Blue Flag Status.


Car parks, toilets, Cafes/Restaurants/Pubs, Beach Huts.

Parking available - Some free some Pay. The West Cliff long stay ticket can be used in many long stays on this part of the coast.

Dog Restrictions  Dog restrictions on this beach

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Dogs not allowed at the South end of the beach

Tides & Weather

Tide Times & Heights for Whitby on 21st January 2017

04:20 - Low Tide (2.19m)
10:37 - High Tide (4.38m)
16:46 - Low Tide (2.56m)
23:04 - High Tide (4.46m)

Photos nearby Whitby Sands beach

Water Quality at Whitby Sands

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