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Whitby Beach

Whitby, North Yorkshire

A sandy and rocky beach backed by cliffs. Whitby was the home of Captain James Cook and has welcomed visitors to its sandy shore for hundreds of years. It is usually favoured by the younger generation.

Weather and Tides


26 April 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature7°C (45°F)
Minimum Temperature3°C (37°F)
Wind DirectionNorth North Westerly
Wind Speed19mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:36 BST
Sunset20:26 BST


27 April 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature9°C (48°F)
Minimum Temperature6°C (43°F)
Wind DirectionNorth Westerly
Wind Speed18mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise05:34 BST
Sunset20:28 BST


High tide: 04:34 BST
(03:34 26 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:47 BST
(09:47 26 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:45 BST
(15:45 26 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:11 BST
(22:11 26 April 2017 GMT)


High tide: 05:16 BST
(04:16 27 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:29 BST
(10:29 27 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:30 BST
(16:30 27 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:53 BST
(22:53 27 April 2017 GMT)


High tide: 05:58 BST
(04:58 28 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:12 BST
(11:12 28 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:16 BST
(17:16 28 April 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Whitby) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (