Whitby Beach

Whitby beach is about 19 miles from Scarborough and will take around 30 mins to get to by car. Like Scarborough Whitby has two beaches. The north side Whitby beach has the chalets; the south side Whitby beach has the amusements nearby. Whitby beach is split by the river Esk and has two miles of sand.

If you are on holiday in Scarborough then a visit to Whitby beach is a must. Hire one of the Whitby beach hut chalets for the day and you are set. The kids will love both sides of Whitby beach.

There is a long walk down to the north side Whitby beach; there is a lift if you need it. The lift down to Whitby beach cost us 50p the last time we used it. You could just sit in the cafe at Whitby Pavilion and enjoy the view of Whitby beach.

South Side Whitby Beach Snaps

River Esk

The photo above shows a lovely shot of the River Esk on a sunny August day in 2012 as we pass over it on our way down to Whitby beach. You will see this view as you pass over the bridge and head on into Whitby.

Your best bet for parking up for a day at Whitby beach would be to head for the West Cliff car parks. The Upper Harbour car parks fill up fast, so if it’s after 10am and in the high season months then go up to West Cliff.

Whitby Harbour

Above shows the view over the other side of the bridge, this shot leads onto the Upper Harbour car parks and then the south side Whitby beach. Although the Upper Harbour car parks are very close to the south side Whitby beach they do get very busy.

South Side Whitby Beach

The photo above shows a shot of the south side Whitby beach with the Abbey looking down on it. This shot was taken from the West Cliff area of Whitby; we find this to be the best place to park for a day at Whitby beach.

Just to the left of this shot there is a road that you can follow down to the Whitby Pavilion. They have a lovely little cafe that you can sit inside or outside and look across the north or south side of Whitby beach.

Whitby Abbey shot from Whitby beach

The shot above shows the view you get of Whitby Abbey from the south side Whitby beach. If you plan to visit the Abbey as well as Whitby beach then you can park at the Abbey and walk down the steps you can see in the right of this shot to Whitby beach.

Whitby town shot from Whitby beach

This shot shows the south side view of Whitby town; the south side of Whitby beach is to the left of this shot. Just at the bottom of the hill in this shot there is a small road that leads to the south side of Whitby beach that is lined with small arcades, cafes and food Kiosks.

North Side Whitby Beach Snaps

Whitby harbour shot from north side Whitby beach

This shot shows the Whitby harbour entrance that splits the south side Whitby beach from the north side Whitby beach. You could sit on this bench and watch the boats coming in and out of the harbour while eating fish and chips. You can see the start of the north side Whitby beach that leads round to the beach huts.

Just behind this shot are the infamous Whitby Whale bones that our kids love to stand under and have their photo taken. It’s a great shot with the Whitby beach and harbour as the backdrop.

North Side Whitby beach

This shot shows how long the north side Whitby beach is, in the middle of the shot you can just about see the beach huts. You can walk down to the north side Whitby beach by following the paths you can see in the photo that lead down from West Cliff. This shot was taken from one of the Scarborough council car parks; you can get parked very close to Whitby beach.

When you get down to the north side Whitby beach there is a beach management centre where you can hire the beach huts for the day. The Whitby beach huts are £10.55 for the day or £30.80 for the week. To book a Whitby beach hut in advance or to check availability call 01947602897.

There is also a cafe at the bottom that you can sit outside and look out onto Whitby beach.

Parking charges for Whitby beach area

The photo above shows the parking charges to park in the Scarborough council car parks based in the West Cliff area that are close to Whitby beach. £5 for a day at Whitby beach is very reasonable. There are some free parking spaces in the West Cliff area but you need to get there very early.

The West Cliff car parks are close to Whitby beach and are only a short walk from Whitby town centre. Whitby beach is a great day out for the kids and with our favourite beach at Sandsend close by you can’t go wrong.

 

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