Sandsend is a small tranquil village located about 2 miles north-west of Whitby on the Yorkshire coast. It's set against a backdrop of cliffs and has two rivers that lead up to the beach. The long, sandy beach offers some great walks and you will often see surfers taking to the waves. The mainly sandy beach turns fairly rocky in some places and it doesn't take long to find small rock pools containing small crabs and shell fish. If you're in need of some light refreshments there are some excellent cafes and ice cream shops along the sea-front.
I particularly like Sandsend for it's excellent walks especially along the cliffs. This leads to some great views of Sandsend village and it's easy to see Whitby, especially St Mary's Church high up on Whitby's East Cliff. Meanwhile on the Sandsend cliffs there's an old railway track that you can walk along which is part of the Cleveland Way. There is a part of the cliffs, just off the railway track, that I can only describe as being like a gray, desolate "moon-scape". This is evidence of a (once thriving) alum industry dating from the 17th century, vital to the industrial revolution. Having spent so much time investigating along the railway line we didn't make it to Mulgrave Castle but hope to do so very soon. Therefore I'll extend this article at some later point and probably write a separate article about the castle too.
Discover Yorkshire - Sandsend
Wikipedia - Sandsend Ness