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Sandsend and Whitby is a 3.7 mile out and back trail located near Whitby, North Yorkshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 111 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Nature trips Walking Bird watching Beach Wildlife
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A there and back walk along the beach from Sandsend to Whitby in North Yorkshire. There's nothing like a bracing seaside walk to blow the cobwebs away, be it windy, sunny or raining. This is a great long beach for you and your dog to run around on and you can stop for tea breaks at the beginning, middle and end. You can be as laid back or as energetic as you like here, and you have the added benefit of walking towards Whitby Abbey, made famous in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. This is a simple beach walk so the terrain is easy, but you will need to negotiate some steps to access the beach. You also need to check the tide times to ensure you don't get cut off, these are displayed on the side of the shop next to Sandsend Cafe or you can look them up in advance to make sure you time your visit to coincide with low tide. This whole length of beach is dog-friendly from 1 October to 30 April; that's Sandsend Beach, along Upgang Beach to the south all the way down to Whitby Sands beach huts (from where you can join the cliff path to visit Whitby if you wish). Parts of the beach are closed to your dog from 1 May to 30 September; north from a small area of the beach in front of the gallery, where the beck flows into the sea. Allow 1.5 hours for the beach walk - or longer if you want to visit Whitby.

Sandsend is situated a few miles north of Whitby on the A174 to Saltburn. The walk starts by Sandsend Cafe on the sea front. Parking is free on Sandsend Road or there is a pay and display car park in Sandsend. You can also access the start point via public transport. Take the bus from Whitby Bus Station to Sandsend, the journey time is just over ten minutes. The service runs every half hour (every hour on Sundays). Approximate post code YO21 3SY.

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Melony Lockhart
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We were late leaving so only walked down the beach to Sandsend and walked back on the road. Was quite glad for some firmer terrain underfoot as it can be quite hard going walking on the soft sand. Road route back is easy to find and one straight road back into Whitby . Lovely walk and found a lovely little gift shop in Sandsend next to the car park. Look out for all the ducks!

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Alistair Thorburn
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Lovely walk through the forests of the Pyrenees. Lakes are peaceful and spectacular.

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David Brittan
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Another favourite

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David Platfoot
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Great walk from Whitby to Sandsend and back.

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Karen Raby
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Great walk. Loved it.

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Andrew Ball
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Paul Britton
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Caitlin Kitchener
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C Co
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