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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 Weather Forecast
Light rain on Saturday through Wednesday, with temperatures falling to 14°C on Wednesday.Clear throughout the day.Today's Forecast
12->210% 2% 3 mph
4:43 am 9:18 pmClear throughout the day.Friday, May 26th
13->220% 0% 11 mph
4:42 am 9:19 pmLight rain in the evening.Saturday, May 27th
12->2261% 19% 12 mph
4:40 am 9:21 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, May 28th
13->200% 53% 7 mph
4:39 am 9:22 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, May 29th
11->160% 56% 6 mph
4:38 am 9:24 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Tuesday, May 30th
9->1570% 85% 7 mph
4:37 am 9:25 pmLight rain and breezy in the morning.Wednesday, May 31st
10->1469% 83% 16 mph
4:36 am 9:26 pmClear throughout the day.Thursday, Jun 1st
10->167% 3% 9 mph
4:35 am 9:27 pm
Whitby Sands Beach Tide Times
Whitby Sands Beach Water quality
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