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Saltwick Bay


Saltwick Bay general information



From Whitby town centre head across the swing bridge on to the Abbey side and along Church Street. Turn left on to Green Lane following the signs for Whitby Abbey. At the top of Green Lane turn right on to Hawsker Lane. Follow this road for half a mile and take the second turning on your left which is signposted 'Whitby Holiday Park'. This turn is immediately after a bend so be aware

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Saltwick Bay is a north east facing bay situated 1 mile south of Whitby. Above the bay is Whitby Holiday Park with the Cleveland Way cliff top path running through it.

Access to the beach is via a footpath just beyond the parks gate. The path has suffered from some erosion (see Inset) and in places can be quite steep and also very slippery when wet.

Path down to Saltwick Bay

The path leads down to the sandy beach which gives way to rock and slate scar at either end. To the left is Saltwick Nab and to the right is Black Nab. If fishing from either end be aware of the tide as it travels quickly across the scar.

The beach and rocks reveal much of Saltwick's alum mining past, and it is also a great venue for finding fossils such as ammonites and belemnites.

Caution: Keep away from the cliffs as they are extremely unstable and are constantly crumbling away. The scar can also be very slippery!


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