About Whitby

Starting in the northern lee of the harbour groynes, the beach at Whitby runs from the town all the way to Sandsend. The harbour end is sheltered during an onshore southeasterly wind and is a popular spot with local groms. There's a rip that runs next to the wall for an easy paddle out. There can be fun waves here from low to three quarter tide. There are more banks along the Promenade toward the golf course, the sand shifts regularly but it can get excellent.

Source: Whitby Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Best for intermediate, beginners beware of rips.

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Pretty friendly.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Usually uncrowded.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Standard fun beachie with occasional good bank, Sandsend is usually a better bet.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Can be a slog, there's a useful rip by harbour.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Not amazing.

Additional Information

Hazards

Rips and rocks.

Access

Parking along clifftop North Promenade.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand with rock patches near high.

Best Season

September - November.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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