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Whitby Beach

Whitby, North Yorkshire

A sandy and rocky beach backed by cliffs. Whitby was the home of Captain James Cook and has welcomed visitors to its sandy shore for hundreds of years. It is usually favoured by the younger generation.

Weather and Tides


28 May 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature20°C (68°F)
Minimum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Wind DirectionNorth North Westerly
Wind Speed10mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise04:39 BST
Sunset21:21 BST


29 May 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Minimum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Wind DirectionEasterly
Wind Speed13mph
UV Risk2
Sunrise04:38 BST
Sunset21:23 BST


30 May 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature9°C (48°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed15mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise04:37 BST
Sunset21:24 BST


High tide: 06:25 BST
(05:25 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:47 BST
(11:47 28 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:53 BST
(17:53 28 May 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 01:08 BST
(00:08 29 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 07:13 BST
(06:13 29 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 13:37 BST
(12:37 29 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 19:45 BST
(18:45 29 May 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 01:57 BST
(00:57 30 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 08:02 BST
(07:02 30 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 14:29 BST
(13:29 30 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 20:41 BST
(19:41 30 May 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Whitby) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (