Situated two miles south from Sandsend is the famous seaside town and port of Whitby.
The Whitby skyline is dominated by the ruins of St. Hilda’s Abbey, high on the East Cliff and from the old town, 199 steps lead up to the parish church of St. Mary, whose churchyard on Whitby’s East Cliff gave Bram Stoker the inspiration to write his world famous book, Dracula.
Below in the old town, a maze of alleyways and narrow streets run down to the busy quayside which is filled with shops and restaurants and the Captain Cook Museum, which charts the life of the famous local explorer and navigator.
No visit to Whitby would be complete without a visit to one of the many famous fish and chip restaurants such as: The Magpie, Trenchers and The Quayside.
Around twenty miles south of Sandsend, along the Jurassic coastline is the seaside holiday resort of Scarborough.
Scarborough has two stretches of sandy beaches, North Bay and South Bay.
With dozens of fantastic tourist attractions including the historic castle, pleasure steamers, miniature railway, Open Air Theatre and Sealife Centre, there is something for everyone!