Whitby (2), North Yorkshire Moors, England
West Whitby was built mainly in Victorian times as a traditional English seaside resort. It has, as you can see, a large sandy beach which is fun for the children and is popular with those who like the seaside.
This view is from the top of cliffs in west Whitby looking across the outer harbour to the old part of Whitby with St. Mary's Church and Whitby Abbey ruins visible on the cliff top. The 199 steps are visible to the right of the church.
This picturesque view of the cliffs and shore, with the colourful bathing huts, is just a small part of the two miles of sand that runs from Whitby Harbour to Sandsend.
Although there was a strong wind when we were here and, in consequence, the waves were quite large it wasn't going to stop people paddling and enjoying themselves.
About a half mile along the cliffs from the harbour there is a lift which goes down to shore level if you really don't fancy the walk down the cliff paths. This lift goes down through a shaft in the ground with a short tunnel out to the beach.