Sandsend Beach

Address: Sandsend Beach, Sandsend, North Yorkshire, YO21 3TG

Discover the Tranquil Charm of Sandsend Beach: A Coastal Delight in North Yorkshire

Sandsend Beach, situated on the stunning North Yorkshire coast near the village of Sandsend, is a beautiful expanse of sand and shingle that stretches for about a mile from Sandsend to Whitby.

Nestled at the edge of the North York Moors National Park, this beach offers breathtaking views, making it a perfect spot for a relaxing day out.

Known for its fossil-rich rock pools and serene atmosphere, Sandsend Beach is ideal for families, nature lovers, and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of busier beaches​!


Visiting Sandsend Beach is free of charge, but parking fees apply:

  • Parking Fees: There is a dedicated pay-and-display car park at the northern end of the beach. Roadside parking is also available along Sandsend Road, but charges may apply.

Features/Things To Do

Sandsend Beach offers a variety of activities and attractions:

  • Fossil Hunting: Explore the rock pools for fossils, a popular activity for families and geology enthusiasts.
  • Beach Walks: Enjoy a scenic walk along the beach or take the picturesque route to Whitby, approximately three miles away. This walk offers stunning coastal views and access to historical sites in Whitby​.
  • Fishing: The beach is a good spot for fishing, with species such as flounder, dab, bass, and mackerel commonly found.
  • Swimming and Surfing: During the summer months, a designated area is set aside for swimming. The waves also make Sandsend a popular spot for surfers​.
  • Dining and Shopping: Visit the Sandsend Beach Café for refreshments, or explore local shops like Sandsend Stores and gift shops like Wild Hart Sandsend​

Sandsend Beach On The Map


Sandsend Beach is accessible by car and public transport:

By Car:

  • Address: Sandsend Beach, Sandsend, North Yorkshire, YO21 3TG. Use the A174 from Whitby to reach the beach. Parking is available at the beach car park and along Sandsend Road.

By Public Transport:

  • Buses from Whitby and Middlesbrough serve Sandsend. The Arriva North East 4 and X4 bus services provide regular connections.

Sandsend Beach offers a peaceful and scenic coastal experience, perfect for a day out with family, friends, or pets.

Plan your visit today to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility of this North Yorkshire gem!

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