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.


Take a stroll or hike and explore the beautiful Yorkshire coastline.

From a hike to gorgeous Robin Hood’s Bay or a stroll around historic Whitby, to child-friendly beach wanders, our Concierge has a wide range of walking routes and advice – or can book a guided walk with an experienced team member.


Have an exhilarating cycle along the coast.

Bring your bike and cycle the Cinder Track from Whitby to Scarborough, while admiring the breathtaking coastal views along the way. We can also arrange bike hires through our local hire company. Just ask at Reception and we’ll gear you up.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Don’t know your target from your traps? Or maybe you’ve never missed a shot…?

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’ll be in safe hands with our friendly instructor Graham who will show you the ropes and ensure you have a fun day out.
Private sessions (25 clays at £70pp or 20 clays at £55pp). Group sessions (15 clays at £50pp). Shooting lesson (50 clays at £150pp).

Dark Skies

Stare into the night sky over the estate.

Learn about the night skies from an expert and take in the stars from our Shepherd’s Hut. Warm blankets and hot drinks will make the evening experience all the cosier. Ask at Reception for more details.

Wine Tasting and Foodology

Relax and enjoy flavours from around the world.

Enjoy a fun afternoon learning about the world through food and drink, with our bespoke wine and canapés tasting class. Talk to our Concierge for more info.

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 around 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 scenic 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 4 pm – 6 pm, subject to weather.