We guarantee you will fall in love with Whitby. It has an "olde worlde" charm with its cobbled streets and historical buildings throughout the town. It is located on the mouth of the river Esk and has a picturesque harbour where one can organise fishing and sight seeing trips.
Whitby really does have something for everyone:-
It's shopping is unique and there are several independent shops, some of which are quirky to say the least!
Whitby is the "home" of black jet jewellery made famous by Queen Victoria and Whitby Jet is arguably the finest of its kind.
Walkers are spoiled for choice with many safe, easily accessible trails, the most well known being The Cleveland Way and Cindertrack.
Photographers have a plethora of choice:- stunningly beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the ever changing moods of the sea, ancient Whitby Abbey and the iconic Whalebones, Captain James Cook's statue and the quaint and often crooked buildings and narrow alley ways.
Whitby's beach was given Blue Flag status in 2019 and has 2 miles of sand so there is plenty of room for everyone. The West Cliff beach stretches up to the West Pier and as well as glorious coastal views, one can also see the colourful beach huts. Tate Hill Beach is a small sandy beach located within the sheltered Esk River Harbour and is a popular spot for campfires and picnic lovers.
For history lovers Whitby Abbey, Captain Cook Memorial Museum, The Endeavour Experience, RNLI Lifeboat Museum, W.Hammond Museum of Whitby Jet, Pannett Park (Whitby) Museum and Art Gallery all provide a fascinating glimpse into Whitby's history.
Whitby also has plenty of excellent restaurants and pubs.
Whitby Abbey Museum | Captain Cook Memorial Museum | RNLI museum | Whitby Museum | Jet Museum
Enjoy the Outdoors
Boat trips from the harbour
Catching live crabs – fun for young and old
Walking trails such as the Cleveland Way, North Yorkshire Moors and Cinder Track
Whitby Golf Course
Guided walking tours
Stand up paddling
Whitby Harbour and Lighthouse
Ghosts walks around Whitby
Count Dracula Experience
Tea rooms and coffee shops
Whitby hop on/hop off bus tour from Easter till end October.
Robin Hoods Bay
Goathland with Harry Potter Station and location of Heartbeat Series
North Yorkshire Moors with numerous quaint villages
North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway with return trips to Pickering
Rowing boats on the River Esk in nearby Ruswarp