Whitby beach

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Whitby has beaches on both sides of the River Esk.

Tate Hill Beach, Whitby

On the east side is the smaller Tate Hill, a sheltered sandy beach that allows dogs all year round. On the other side of West Pier is West Cliff, a larger sandy beach with colourful beach huts, deckchair and windbreak hire, a children's paddling pool and donkey rides.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the south end of the beach.


  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • Beach hut hire
  • Slipway