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Whitby Habour

Whitby continues to draw huge visitor numbers throughout the year. Whitby attracts visitors from around the globe because of the rich mixture of coastal and countryside scenery, maritime heritage, ancient history and proximity to a wide array of nearby attractions such as the North York Moors Steam Railway, historic York and Heartbeat Country.

Whitby is the jewel in the crown of the North Yorkshire Coast. Nestled between the tall cliffs at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has been inhabited since around 656AD. Nearly 1500 years of continuous habitation surely shows that there's something to the Whitby area which continues to draw people in and offer them something they don't find anywhere else!

From the dramatic position of the famous Whitby Abbey ruins on the East Cliff, to the magnificence of the sandy beach running 3 miles up the coast to Sandsend, no-one can say that our portion of coastline isn't beautifully rugged.

Beautiful Scenery and Amazing Attractions

Whitby is a picturesque Yorkshire fishing town providing many wonderful attractions including the famous Abbey and Whalebone Arch, the East and West Piers, St. Mary's Church and the 199 Steps. There are a myriad of interesting shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants as well as an extensive sandy beach, Whitby is one of the top seaside destinations in the country.

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Whitby Beach at Sunrise

Whatever the weather, you'll always find something to do in Whitby. With several boats offering short cruises down the coast or fishing trips of various lengths the harbour is always a hive of activity. Sample some fish & chips from one of the many restaurants or takeaways and have a look around the cobbled streets of the old town and the market square.

Our Recommendations for Whitby

Hadley's Fish and Chips

Hadley's Fish & Chips

Whether you're looking for a quick take-away meal, or a restaurant, Hadley's have both and we think they're the best in town!

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Trenchers Restaurant


If you're looking for good old fish and chips, you can't beat Trenchers, they do a mean pudding too!

Visit Trenchers

Harry's Bar

Harry's Bar

Harry's is an ideal place to relax with the fabulous view of Whitby harbour - great for drinks and food.

Visit Harry's Bar

The Moon and Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence

A relaxed place to meet for drinks or a meal, with some of the best views in town, overlooking the harbour.

Visit The Moon & Sixpence

Whitby Brewery

Whitby Brewery

Visit Whitby's own brewery with bar and tap room, and plenty of outside space when the weather's good!

Visit Whitby Brewery

Whitby Deli

The Whitby Deli

Looking for great coffee or a bite to eat? Or, something delicious to eat at home? Make sure you visit The Whitby Deli.

Visit The Whitby Deli


Whitby Fishing Trips

Come aboard and experience a Whitby fishing trip with one of Whitby’s most experienced skippers. Ken Graham has been taking visitors and locals out to sea on his boat Libby for years and knows the waters of the picturesque Whitby coastline like the back of his hand.

Whitby Fishing Trips

Robin Hood's Bay

Surf Lessons

Overlooking Whitby beach from the promenade, Whitby Surf School provides high-quality and memorable surf and beach activities for anyone wishing to experience the coast in a new and invigorating way.

Surf Lessons in Whitby