Brilliant Beaches in Whitby

Our Whitby Pad and Whitby Gardens apartments are only 5 minutes walk from the main Whitby beach (Whitby Harbour apartment is about 15-20 minutes from this beach).  This offers wonderful sandy beaches - plus rock pools for those who want to search out crabs, limpets, perwinkles and sometimes little fishes.

donkey rides

Whitby beach is just down the cliff from the West Cliff area of Whitby and offers traditional donkey rides and ice creams.  It is extremely clean and dogs are banned between April and October so that it stays that way (there is a doggy beach next to the old town within the harbour walls... tread with caution!).

If you walk further North, you will eventually reach the lovely village of Sandsend.  This has some great cafes and is an excellent walk (about an hours walk).  However, watch the tides as the sea comes in very quickly and it is easy to get cut off on your way home!  If this does look like happening, just go back inland and follow the road back to Whitby.

Please check out tide times here

Sandsend also has a surf school for those feeling adventurous!

If you fancy a bit of fossil hunting, just walk south along the beach towards Saltwick Bay.