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a Seaside Town in the county of North Yorkshire

About Sandsend

A wildly beautiful rugged coastal area with over two and a half miles of uninterrupted golden sand which in high summer is idyllic for holiday makers, and attractive to surfers, for the bay with its creamy breakers often offers ideal conditions for this and other sea-sports.

Winter puts a different vista on the landscape, as howling gales batter cliffs and boulders, sending its spray over the sea wall to drench the narrow road and pavement of the resort. Beyond the coast you can find a density of woodland, here badgers hide, gentle deer roam, and rabbits scamper on the ground whilst squirrel's grab what food they can and disappear back into a tree. It is very picturesque with tumbling streams, a lake inhabited by swans and ducks and there is the occasional sighting of a heron. These woods are private, so care must be taken to stay within the tracks.

Picturesque Mickleby Beck meets the sea close by, its valley is lined with attractive stone cottages with pretty gardens, and a second stream East Row Beck lies a short distance to the east.

This is lovely landscape, offering a rich diversity of joyous activities from lazing on the beach to searching amongst colourful stones and boulders for pieces of Jet from near by Whitby. Away from the beach are all the pleasures of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, where you can enjoy some of England's finest scenery.

Recommended towns & villages near Sandsend


Whitby (911 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of North Yorkshire

(2.7 miles, 4.4 km, direction SE of Sandsend)

This historic small fishing town is part of the Heritage Coast of North East England. It is a place of historical interest and was the home of the most famous 18th century explorer and voyager; Captain James Cook. Whitby also has one of the finest examples of Anglo Saxon churches in England...

Runswick Bay, North East Yorkshire, 11th Sept 2005.(late afternoon)

Runswick Bay (52 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of North Yorkshire

(3.7 miles, 6.0 km, direction NW of Sandsend)

Runswick Bay lies at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the village is tucked between rising cliffs at the western end of a lovely sweep of sand...

Staithes Harbour

Staithes (161 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of North Yorkshire

(6.0 miles, 9.7 km, direction NW of Sandsend)

Spectacularly set along the North Yorkshire coastline is the pretty fishing village of Staithes, with only the Shetland Islands between it and the Artic, some thousand miles away.....

Thomason Foss Waterfall, Beck Hole, Goathland, North Yorkshire Moors

Beck Hole (22 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of North Yorkshire

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction S of Sandsend)

A picturesque village near to Goathland..

Robin Hoods Bay seen from Hill Top leading down into village

Robin Hood's Bay (197 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of North Yorkshire

(7.4 miles, 12.0 km, direction SE of Sandsend)

The talk in the local pub is all of Robin Hood, did he pass through this bay whilst journeying to Whitby, or did he not?..

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Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey (111 Pictures)

(3.3 miles, 5.3 km, direction E)

Whitby Abbey was founded in the seventh century on cliffs by the sea. Its remains can still be seen from the sea and are a.....

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Sneaton Forest (4 Pictures)

(6.1 miles, 9.8 km, direction S)


Rosedale. North York Moors.

Rosedale Moor (5 Pictures)

(12.1 miles, 19.5 km, direction SW)

Historically this breathtakingly beautiful moors area was an industrial centre for ironstone mining during the 19th and early.....

Broughton Bank

North York Moors National Park (91 Pictures)

(12.3 miles, 19.7 km, direction SW)

Many will tell you they have never seen the Yorkshire Moors, yet often you can catch a glimpse of this magical area simply by.....

Guisborough Priory. Yorkshire

Guisborough Priory (4 Pictures)

(14.9 miles, 24.0 km, direction W)


A forest trail, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

Dalby Forest (17 Pictures)

(15.7 miles, 25.3 km, direction S)

The Dalby Forest lies in the majestic northern uplands at the edge of North Yorkshire Moors National Park. It is mostly a.....


Roseberry topping (27 Pictures)

(17.6 miles, 28.3 km, direction W)

This lofty hillside is known as the Roseberry Topping, but affectionately called the "matterhorn" by locals, it lies on the.....

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