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Sandsend

Located at the foot of Lythe bank Sandsend is a picturesque village with cottages set against a backdrop of cliffs and two meandering streams which lead to the sandy beach.

A view of Sandsend, nr Whitby, North Yorkshire

Sandsend is a picturesque village at the Northerly end of a long beach, amenities available include a place of worship, (St Mary C of E), a public house, hotels, public car parks, cafes, shops, & public conveniencies.
Sandsend has a wonderful long sandy beach with rockpools at the Northern end and has access to some spectacular country walks.
At low tide, a walk under the cliffs at the North of the village provide the possibility to explore the hidden world of rock pools where you may discover small fish and crabs, other marine creatures, shell fish and anemones. If you look carefully you have the the chance to discover a Fossil or two. As always be aware of danger of falling cliffs also check the tide times and do not become cut off by the rising tide.
Walking along the beach you will often see surfers on their boards, making the most of the waves. Talking to some of them on the beach they say that "Sandsend is the best surf spot on this stretch of coast, the surf type is beach-break, the swell is massive at times and there are occasional monster waves with good barrels".
If you try your hand at surfing, make sure that you have the right equipment and are suitably trained as the currents can be dangerous.

An image of a fossil ammonite found at Sansend

Follow some of the pleasant local walks and discover the old alum quarries which can be found as you near Sandsend Ness along the track bed of the disused coastal railway, alternatively explore the earthworks of Mulgrave Castle and the remains of the later (c. 1200) fortress.

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