British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Sandsend Beach

Whitby, North Yorkshire

A small picturesque beach situated on Yorkshire's heritage coastline. It is a popular haunt with fossil collectors and fishing enthusiasts and the cliffs provide shelter for the casual beach goer.

Beach Type

Sand and Shingle


Cafes and shops and public toilets next to the beach


Sailing and pedallo hire

Nature and Wildlife

On the Cleveland Way Trail which offers off-road cycling and cliff top walks.

Water Quality





Dogs are restricted to certain areas onthis beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Whitby TIC. Langborne Road. Whitby YO21 1YN [email protected] 01947 602674


Nearest town: Whitby
County: North Yorkshire
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5012, -0.665665
Postcode: YO21 3SU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Whitby, North Yorkshire at Explore Britain.


Just 2 miles north of Whitby on the A174.

Public Transport

Served by local buses. During summer there is a bus every 30 mins from Whitby.

Nearest Railway Stations

Ruswarp (Approx. 3 miles away)
Whitby (Approx. 3 miles away)
Sleights (Approx. 3 miles away)
Grosmont (Approx. 5 miles away)
Egton (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


The parking is next to the beach. There is a charge for parking.

Nearby Car Parks

Sandsend, Sandsend (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
West Cliff, Whitby (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Pavilion Drive (Top), Whitby (Medium/Long stay).
About 2 miles away
St Hildas Terrace, Whitby (Short stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Cliff Street, Whitby (Short stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Whitby Station, Whitby (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Church Street, Whitby (Long stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Marina (Front), Whitby (Short stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Marina (Back), Whitby (Long stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Abbey Headland, Whitby (Medium/Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Whitby