As you leave Whitby heading north and after you have passed Whitby Golf Club, you suddenly come across the most spectacular view of Sandsend village, the headland before Kettleness and a glorious expanse of sand when the tide is out. It is an easy walk to Whitby along the beach at low tide, and the promenade is used when the tide is in, and there is a wonderful view of Whitby Abbey on the headland as you approach the town.
Sandsend is always popular with families - during the summer months, the local council digs a large pool in the sand away from the sea and this is very popular with parents and their toddlers. There are several tea rooms also selling buckets and spades, kites etc, two pubs serving food and a 2 AA rosette restaurant specialising in fish dishes, so plenty of refreshments!
Essentials can be picked up in Whitby three miles away, where there is a choice of supermarkets, high street stores and individual shops, and the nearby village of Hinderwell (six miles) has a convenient village shop. There is a regular bus service from Whitby to Middlesbrough which stops at all the pretty seaside villages inbetween.