Self-catering holiday accommodation in Whitby
Famously the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ and forever tied to the explorer Captain Cook, Whitby is a fantastic place to escape on a coastal getaway.
This famous seaside town is home to culture, heritage and, best of all, beautiful sandy beaches! A crumbling Whitby Abbey stands on a cliff above the town and has a panoramic view of the North York Moors coast and country, the River Esk cuts through the town centre and a long sandy beach stretches 4 miles all the way to the pretty local village of Sandsend.
There’s so much to uncover during a trip, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to spend your days. Enjoy a read of our insider’s guide to Whitby to begin planning your getaway or start browsing our choice of cottages above.
Things to do in Whitby
This landscape draws a wide range of travellers from those searching for sunbathing beaches, history buffs keen to visit heritage sites and literary enthusiasts who want to follow in the footsteps of Mr Stoker. There is lots of fun to be had and things to do in Whitby during a break.
Enjoy the chance for a spot of whale watching, a round of golf at Whitby Golf Club, walk the harbour and pier, drop by Whitby Museum and or challenge yourself to climb the tough 199 steps near the abbey for unbeatable sea views. There are scenic coastal walks aplenty; take a ramble along the stretch from Cleveland Way to Robin Hood's Bay or head along the Cinder Track which will take you all the way to Scarborough.
For seaside fun, children will love splashing through waves, rock pooling and digging on the beach, not to mention the arcades where everyone can test their luck. Bringing the family pet? Don’t forget to take a look at our favourite dog-friendly beaches on the Yorkshire Coast.
With quaint Whitby cottages along the coast, in the centre of town and throughout the stunning surrounding landscape, you’ll have plenty of options for a seaside break in a holiday let in Whitby.
Explore Yorkshire further
If you want to adventure further afield, the train will take you out to the picturesque villages scattered throughout the Yorkshire countryside and to all the beauty spots of the North York Moors National Park. Take a look at our North York Moors guide for things to do and places to go throughout this exquisite landscape or read through our guide to the Yorkshire Coast.
If you are still searching for that perfect Yorkshire Coast base, why not explore other beautiful seaside towns in the area? Scarborough is a top family-friendly destination, home to amusement arcades and fish and chip shops, or stay in romantic Robin Hood’s Bay where red-roofed cottages cling to the cliffs.
Our collection includes holiday lets with sea views, pet-friendly cottages and beach retreats so you’re sure to find the ideal property for a well-deserved coastal break. Begin exploring and pick out your ideal place to stay in Whitby.