With the picturesque town of Whitby and the coastal shores of Sandsend nearby – and the epic landscapes of the North York Moors National Park a quick drive away – we know we’re spoilt with our location for a Yorkshire stay.

From surfing lessons with the local pros to lung-busting hikes or leisurely shopping trips, you can do as much (or as little) as you wish at Raithwaite Sandsend.


Hit the surf and catch some waves with our in-house Surf School.

Never touched a surfboard before? No problem. Our pro teachers will teach you the basics and get you up on your feet in no time. Or for those that already know their carves from their kick-outs, improve your style with the latest kit and top tips, either in a private lesson or in small groups of up to five from the same family.

Lessons take place in the secret surf-spot of Sandsend, known only to local insiders, with reliable waves just made for learning on. Have a chat to our Concierge for more info and to book.

Stand-up Paddleboarding

Head out on the waves on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP), the perfect way to explore the Yorkshire coastline.

Our hotel Concierge can fix you up with all the latest gear, including wetsuits, and offer advice on where to go.

Beach Yoga

Stretch out and breathe deep with our new beach yoga sessions, from energising morning Ashtanga flow to sunset Hatha, all with the rolling waves as your backdrop.

Led by expert instructors on Sandsend beach, you can opt for either one-on-one sessions or small-groups lessons for up to five people from the same family. Lessons are subject to availability, so just ask our Concierge.


Strap on your boots, step outside and you’re off…

Many of Yorkshire’s loveliest walks begin right on our Raithwaite estate, while others are just a short drive away. From three-day hikes along the Cleveland Way, to child-friendly beach wanders or even just a pre-lunch forest stroll – ask at reception for a full range of walking routes and advice, or to book a guided walk with an experienced hotel team member.

Boat trips

Set off on a mini adventure and discover the beautiful Yorkshire coastline from the sea courtesy of Yorkshire Coast Boat Trips.

Talk to our Concierge team, who will be happy to provide further information and book a trip for you, subject to availability.

Out and About

Our coastal location means there’s a variety of local attractions to keep you busy. You can find out more at the following:

Our Grounds

Escape route trail: Take your chances and follow the exciting clues to get round our escape route trail, suitable for all ages. Chat to the team at reception for more information.

Brass rubbing: Perfect for families, our brass rubbing trail takes you on a scene route through our gorgeous grounds, with picturesque brass rubbing spots en route. The team at reception can tell you all about it.

DIY garden tour: Discover our award-winning landscaped grounds with our in-house guide, which can be picked up from Reception, including a map of the gardens. You’ll find QR codes as you walk, revealing snippets of info on the flora and fauna you might see along the way.

Sunday sessions: Jazz, soul, indie-folk… we’ve got it covered. From June onwards, enjoy live performances by local artists on our balmy outdoor terrace at Raithwaite Sandsend. Sundays 4pm – 6pm, subject to weather.