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Lovely apartment in a great location. January 2020

Out and About

Whitby, on the North Yorkshire coast is famously overlooked by a gothic Abbey and its pretty harbour and clusters of unique shops, cozy pubs, cafes and restaurants attract people from all over the world, whilst keeping an un-spoilt air.

harbourIn front of the Royal crescent are the beautiful Crescent gardens with well-maintained colourful boarders, the only thing to separate you from the top of the cliffs, with extensive sea views over the North Sea from Sandsend to the piers at the entrance to Whitby harbour.  Around the Crescent Gardens there is extensive parking, 

Steps at intervals at the top of the cliff lead down to the famous Pavilion, situated on the Cliffside which overlooking Whitby Bay and is a unique venue offering an atmospheric Victorian interior and hosting a number stage shows, films, dances, festivals/concerts and exhibitions.

jawbonesA short walk away is a pitch n put, a skateboard park, an out door paddling pool and a small shop selling buckets/spades and ice-creams.

Just a little further from the Crescent an indoor leisure centre is available a public swimming pool.

A short walk along to cliff top, just beyond the crazy golf, brings you to the Whitby Cliff Lift giving easy access directly to the beach below and currently a  £0.60 a single fare, is very useful especially on the return jouney

South  of the Royal Crescent through the famous Whale Bone Arch, from here there are panoramic views over the piers, the East Cliff and Whitby.  


The Beaches

There are two Whitby beaches, one each side of the River Esk.

The larger West Cliff Beach, which is closest to the apartment, has approximately 2 miles of sand and stretches from the West Pier, past the colourful beachhuts.  Donkey rides are available in summer at the slipway, near the pier amusements and gift shops.

Tate Hill Beach is on the east side. A small, sheltered, soft sandy beach that both visitors and residents can enjoy throughout the year


The port of Whitby has been a safe haven for passing ships since the 1600s. Visitors wishing to have a short trip to sea can choose from a wide variety of boats. By the side of the Swing Bridge is ‘Kiddie's Corner’, a popular place for children to fish using handlines for either fish or small crabs etc.

The West Side

There are three main shopping streets, Skinner Street, Flowergate and Baxtergate. These streets have many interesting and useful shops including antique shops, banks and building societies also bakeries and cafes. These bustling streets include the bookstore and stationers, clothing and jewellery shops.

The Tourist Information Office is opposite the Railway’ and just beyond a there is a large Co-op supermarket with some free parking and additional a large pay and display car park for longer stays. The bus station is located in front of the railway station with public conveniences are opposite, one of several located around the town