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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Walking Whitby to Sandsend

When you visit somewhere a lot it's so easy to get stuck in a rut. Doing the same things you always do, just because that's what you "do" there. Sometimes it is worth looking at somewhere through a tourists eyes. Search to see the must do things or places to visit and travel around a favourite spot with a new pair of eyes. This is exactly what we did on our recent stay in Whitby and found ourselves walking Whitby to Sandsend.

Walking Whitby to Sandsend - about the walk

Sandsend is the next village along the coastline from Whitby and you can just see it along the beach. The walk is about 3 miles each way and you can walk along the beach or across the top. If you are planning to walk along the beach check the tide times so you don't get stuck halfway along!

Walking Whitby to Sandsend - along the beach


Walking Whitby to Sandsend - beach view of Sandsend from Whitby

We are walking Whitby to Sandsend along the beach, you can just see Sandsend around the cove here.

Walking Whitby to Sandsend - Whitby lighthouse and pier

Despite it being November it is a gorgeous clear blue but chilly day.

Walking Whitby to Sandsend - standing on Whitby beach in front of lighthouse

Walking boots or waterproof shoes are a must, even with the tide out it is a wet walk. You do get to have a good look in little rock pools along the way though.

Walking Whitby to Sandsend - rock pools on the beach


Walking Whitby to Sandsend - cliffs along the beach

After three miles of sandy beach, rock pools and the stunning cliffs Sandsend is here. Although the walk is flat if you're like me you'll be ready for a sit down and warm drink. Fortunately there is a cafe on the front and it is open year round. A hot chocolate and slice of cake is just the treat I need after the walk.

Walking Whitby to Sandsend - beach with Sandsend buildings



Walking Whitby to Sandsend - the road


Walking Whitby to Sandsend - view of Whitby from Sandsend

Walking Whitby to Sandsend in reverse we are going along the road at the top of the beach. You can see Whitby Abbey on top of the cliffs in the distance.

Walking Whitby to Sandsend - field with Whitby in the distance

Walking Whitby to Sandsend - Whitby town sign

The walk along the top is just as pretty as along the beach with plenty to stop and look at. I really love this old wooden bridge across the road.


Walking Whitby to Sandsend - an old wooden bridge over the moorland

It is about the same distance along the top although it is a hillier walk. I was definitely ready to be back in the town and ready for another sit down and hot drink.

Walking Whitby to Sandsend - standing on the front with Sandsend in the distance

If you are at the Yorkshire East Coast walking Whitby to Sandsend is a great walk to do. It is a pretty walk with plenty to stop and see along the way. The walk was a nice change from doing the usual Whitby things too.

Have you been re-exploring any old favourites recently? I would love recommendations of places with similar walks if you have any too?

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