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Townsend Cottage - beautiful new barn conversion
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Barn · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom
Townsend Cottage - beautiful new barn conversionTownsend cottage is a luxurious barn conversion only 5 minutes drive from Whitby town centre. Rural and sea views. Indulge in the scenery and watch the local wildlife from the lounge window. Private parking. Enjoy the history of this barn - named after Flight Lieutenant Peter Townsend who shot the first German plane in WW11 to land on English soil. Within 2 minutes drive you have 2 pubs,a cafe/ garden centre and a tea rooms. This is a very well equipped property, with a quality finish.
Host & Stay | Highfield House
Entire residential home · 8 guests · 6 beds · 3.5 bathrooms
Host & Stay | Highfield HouseIf you’re looking for a group getaway or family retreat, Highfield House is a beautiful holiday home on the North Yorkshire coast. Located outside of the hustle and bustle in a residential neighbourhood, Whitby town centre is just a short 5-minute drive from this brand new house. With four spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms, an open plan living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen and an enclosed garden, you’ll have ample space for your whole group.
The Lookout
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Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bathroom
The LookoutThis stunning second floor apartment is situated on the beach front in Sandsend providing dream-worthy views of the beach and sea. Ideal for a family of 4 or a romantic getaway, this property offers a two bedroomed apartment consisting of a double bedroom and a twin room (2 singles). The breathtaking views from the living room windows give this apartment the WOW factor making it the perfect stay for anyone wanting to explore Whitby/Sandsend. Bedding and towels are provided Free wifi available

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Your guide to Sandsend

Welcome to Sandsend

On the wild North Sea coast that forms part of North York Moors National Park, the little seafront village of Sandsend, with three miles of golden sands, is a haven of calm. On a sunny day it’s hard to believe vicious storms wrecked hundreds of ships here in the 18th century, or that it was a centre of Victorian-era alum industry and mining. Now the quarries are overgrown, and the only things people are digging for are dinosaur fossils, commonly found on these shores.

Among the fishing villages, including nearby Staithes, Sandsend is gaining a reputation as a surf spot, with hip eateries, beach cafes, and pubs with sea views. Whitby, with its legendary fish and chip shops and Gothic history, is close enough for Whitby Abbey to be visible from Sandsend’s beach. Inland, the North York Moors hinterland offers opportunities for wildlife walks and stargazing in the International Dark Sky Reserve, designated for its low light pollution, where on a clear winter night it’s possible to witness the Aurora Borealis.


How do I get around Sandsend?

The railway station in Sandsend closed in 1958, so your best option will be Whitby, linked to Middlesbrough, which has national connections. For a throwback experience, board one of the steam trains that operate along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway heritage line from Whitby to Pickering. Hikers can join the 109-mile Cleveland Way National Trail that passes through here. Cycling the Coastal Cycle Rail Trail on a disused railway between Scarborough and Whitby, or across the moors, makes for a stupendously scenic ride. Local buses travelling up the coast from Whitby to Middlesbrough stop in Sandsend, and the closest motorway is the A1, which passes to the west near Darlington. Newcastle International Airport (NCL), 74 miles away, and Leeds Bradford (LBA), 79 miles, are the closest; both have ample car hire.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sandsend?

The best time to visit Sandsend depends on whether you’re here for sunny beaches, wildlife, or Dracula. Summer is ideal for a sand-and-shore experience, though school holidays can be busy, especially in the famous resorts. June through November is best for whale watching, with September the peak month for sighting minke, fin, and humpback whales. Whitby hosts lots of festivals year round, but the best-known is Whitby Goth Weekend, in April and October. Thanks in part to the Dracula connection (Bram Stoker set his novel here), Whitby’s association with the macabre attracts admirers of the dark side, who frequent the village’s themed stalls. Whitby Regatta in August is a breezier affair, with yacht racing and fireworks.


What are the top things to do in Sandsend?

Geocache Arts Trail

Pick up an arts trail booklet from one of the local cafes or shops, and use a free geocaching app to locate six caches hidden along the Cleveland Way National Trail, where you can decorate your leaflet with stamps designed by six commissioned artists.

Whitby Boat Trips

After climbing the 199 steps to Whitby’s spooky ruined abbey and nosing around the gravestones of St Mary’s Church (many dedicated to souls lost in shipwrecks), head out on a boat trip yourself. Go fishing, whale-watching, or climb aboard HMS Bark Endeavour, a replica of explorer Captain Cook’s famous ship, which sails the three miles to Sandsend and back.

Mulgrave Estate

In a pretty valley between Sandsend and the village of Lythe you’ll find the 15,000-acre Mulgrave Estate, home to farmsteads and a ruined Gothic castle, owned by the same family since the mid-18th century. Its woodland paths have public access, and the formal gardens occasionally run open days. Lythe’s ancient church, St Oswald’s, displays some unusual carved Anglo-Scandinavian stones that predate the Viking invasions.