Holidays in Whitby, North Yorkshire

The picturesque port of Whitby has been a popular UK holiday destination for centuries. With its fascinating history, sandy beaches and beautiful sea views, as well as a more recent influx of stylish restaurants and bars in the town centre, Whitby is the perfect location for a romantic getaway or short family break.

Location of Whitby, North Yorkshire

Situated on the North Yorkshire coast, Whitby itself lies to the north of the charming villages of Robin Hood’s Bay and Scarborough, and south of Staithes, Runswick Bay and Boulby Cliffs. Just two miles away to the west – very close to Raithwaite Sandsend – is the extraordinary wilderness of the North York Moors National Park, which offers unforgettable hiking routes.

Holiday at Raithwaite Sandsend in Whitby

Unlike many Whitby holiday cottages, Raithwaite Sandsend offers a wide variety of stylish, contemporary ensuite rooms and suites perfect  for couples and families, including pet-friendly accommodation. And then there are the activities on offer, from relaxed walks in our award-winning grounds, to indulgent treatments in our airy Raithwaite Spa, which offers luxury massages, manicures, and pedicures. You can also take a dip in our heated swimming pool overlooking the leafy grounds and lie back with a herbal tea in our relaxation lounge.

Dining during your stay

Raithwaite Sandsend’s recently refurbished Restaurant is a sustainability trailblazer, serving delicious light lunches and hearty dinners that showcase the very best of our local area. Making the most of our new organic, no-dig kitchen garden, we use only the freshest seasonal ingredients, offering mouthwatering menus year-round, including vegetarian options and seafood and fish caught in Whitby. We also have an extensive wine list and are proud champions of local suppliers.

Lunch is served in Bar 1822 all year round and Raithwaite also offers a sumptuous traditional Afternoon Tea with Champagne as a spoiling optional extra.


Our guests can choose from a range  of activities in the grounds and in and around Whitby. Just ask our Concierge team and they can set you up with anything from surf lessons and fishing trips, to local brewery tours.