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Things To Do In Whitby With Your Dog

Whitby is one of the most scenic towns on the Yorkshire coastline, which is perfect for those who love the outdoors.

If you’re looking to stay somewhere that’s convenient for a walk on the beach, a run around the park, then Whitby is a great choice.. The best news is that your dogs can join you every step of the way!

If you book a stay in one of our dog friendly cottages, your four-legged friend can enjoy the break just as much as you do.

At Shoreline, we suggest you take your dog with you and let them explore Whitby too! The town offers a multitude of dog friendly cafes, fish and chips restaurants, pubs, beaches, parks, and more — all to enjoy together.

We have put together a few ideas for you and your pet’s day out in Whitby.

Dog-friendly beaches on the Whitby coast

Once you and your dog(s) have arrived at one of our cottages, you might want to take a stroll on the Yorkshire coastline, play fetch, or even jump in the waves.

The white sandy beaches are one of the main reasons why travellers choose to visit Whitby.

If you are staying in Whitby with man’s best friend, knowing which beaches are dog-friendly and at what times of the year is a must.

The following three beaches are dog friendly, although some of them have seasonal restrictions:

  • Whitby West Cliff Beach
  • Sandsend to Whitby Beach
  • Whitby Tate Hill Beach

Dog-friendly cafes, bars, and pubs in Whitby

Having stretched your legs, you might be feeling a bit hungry. When travelling to the Yorkshire coast, it is practically a crime to leave without tucking in to a fresh portion of fish and chips at a local dog friendly restaurant or pub.

If you have just been for a stroll along the harbour, you might like to pop in to the Board Inn pub, which offers traditional fish and chips, as well as steaks and sandwiches. Dogs are welcome too!

Here’s a selection of places to dine in Whitby that are pet friendly:

  • Board Inn, 125 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4DE
  • The Star Inn The Harbour, Langborne Road, Whitby YO21 1YN
  • The Dolphin, Bridge Street, Whitby YO22 4BG
  • Monks Haven. 148–149 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4BH
  • The Blitz Café, 97-98 Church St, Whitby YO22 4DE
  • The Willow Branch, 5A Golden Lion Bank, Whitby, YO21 3BS
  • Falling Foss Tea Garden, Midge Hall, Whitby YO22 5JD

The best dog walks in and around Whitby

Before you retire to your cottage for the night, finish your day out in Whitby with a scenic dog walk.

Beck Hole walk is short and flat, and accessible for wheelchairs too. The thirty-minute walk takes you by the riverbank, where your dog can dip his paws and refresh himself on a hot summer’s day.

Along the way, you may also spot the Grosmont-Pickering steam train or a deer in the fields.

If you are keen for a longer hike, extend your walk by starting in Grosmont.

The trail begins in the woodland and continues through Doctor’s Wood and Crag Cliff Wood.

Beck Hole is the halfway point before you reach the Murk Esk waters.

Alternatively, you and your pooch can jump in the car and head to Goathland moors and waterfalls, which are a short twenty-minute drive away from Whitby. The six-mile walk stretches across open moorlands and fields.

Soak up the surroundings at the stunning Water Arc Foss and Mallyan Spout waterfalls.

End the walk by passing through Scar Wood, and head back to your cottages for a cup of tea and a treat for your dog.