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Sandsend and Whitby is a 6.0 kilometer 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.

Distance: 6.0 km Elevation Gain: 34 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

nature trips


bird watching



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.

2 months ago

Another favourite

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Great walk. Loved it.

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