We know how good the Yorkshire Coast is for beaches, but it seems that recently the secret might be out as more and more of our beaches are featuring the top beaches in the UK lists.
Earlier this week, Filey was named as one of the top beaches in the UK by a luxury travel company, The Thinking Traveller, and now another Yorkshire beach has been named in Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of best UK beaches – we good reason.
They highlighted the Whitby beach as a “sandy jewel in northern England.” Praising it and its “wild, windy” way. They commented about it being “busy come summertime” claiming “that’s part of its charm” and we couldn’t agree more.
Whitby Sands is in good company on the list with Porthcurno Beach in Cornwall and Bamburgh beach in Northumberland also on the list. It was the only beach from Yorkshire on the list, but we won’t hold that against them. It just means more Yorkshire beach fun for us guys.
Whitby Sands was the only beach in Yorkshire to feature on the list, which also included the beautiful Bamburgh Beach in Northumberland and Porthcurno Beach in Cornwall.
The rest of Whitby Sand’s review read: “It was the gothic setting of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” but most flock here to grab some battered cod from Magpie Café, followed by an obligatory Mr Whippy (soft-serve with a chocolate stick in a cone).”
We couldn’t agree more, Magpie is an institution and a must for anyone looking forward to fish & chips when they visit the iconic seaside town, along with travelling up the 199-steps and visiting Botham’s of Whitby for afternoon tea and a lemon iced bun.