Photo by Glenn Kilpatrick
Almost two miles of sandy beaches run north from Whitby to the pretty village of Sandsend, where there are lots of things to do and places to eat.
In addition to its golden sands, Sandsend offers a choice of lovely walks. Through Mulgrave Woods to the 13th century castle ruins (open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays but closed in May for pheasant rearing); along the sand and rocks to Kettleness where there are caves ( watch the tide); or along the route of the disused railway line to the historic Alum mines on the headland.
The Sandside Cafe
There are several very good pubs and restaurants, but the star attraction is the Sandside Cafe which is right on the beach. They serve super snacks and will also prepare picnic hampers for you. There is parking alongside the beach and you can be on the sands in seconds! The Telegraph recently put the Sandside amongst Britains top eight beachside eateries.
The Hart Inn oozes old world charm and serves outstanding food. Well received on Trip Advisor, this is what one reviewer had to say: "Excellent traditional pub in a stunning location! The food was delicious and fresh, and despite how busy the place was the staff were friendly and efficient. This is a real, thriving pub run by real people. First class. I shall return often!"
The Estbek House Restaurant in the centre of the village serves outstanding food and has received national acclaim, winning an AA **** rating in the "restaurant with rooms" category and the coveted AA two rosettes award for its restaurant. It has also been classified as having a notable wine list, specialising in Australian vintages.
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