3. Sandsend Beach, village and a wild walk to Kettleness
Scenes of Whitby and surrounding area
Sandsend Beach - wild in winter, glorious in the summer
A surfing safari in North-East England is a bit cooler than in California, especially in January!
Looking north-west towards Lythe from Sandsend beach as a surfer exits the cold water!
Looking north-east towards Whitby from Sandsend beach, more great waves for surfing! The harbour entrance, radio-TV mast and Whitby Abbey can seen on the middle-right of the picture.
Part of the large expanse of Sandsend beach, looking south-east towards Whitby. At low tide you can walk all the way to Whitby.
A sunny summer afternoon on Sandsend Beach
Looking towards the east and west cliffs of Whitby and the fain outline of Whitby Abbey
A wild and windy walk along to Sandsend Ness and Kettleness
Looking towards the point of Sandsend Ness.
The coast nearer Sandsend Ness
Just inland from the old railway embankment there are huge quarries from the alum mining operations.
You climb up onto the old railway line embankment from the car park by the sea below the building that was Sandsend Station. En route to Kettleness, the bed of the disused railway track forms the first part of the walk, and you clearly see the waste from the old industrial alum mine workings where little grows. The trees bend inwards! and the old railway tunnel looks forlorn and forgotten!
At Kettle Ness point you see right across to the village of Runswick Bay.
On the return you notice how the railway was carved through the 'hills of the cliffs' with Whitby in the distance.
The bay of Sandsend Wyke.
Looking across to Whitby and you can just make out the Abbey.
Late afternoon on Sandsend beach - above, looking north-west and a lone surfer and below, looking south-east towards Whitby.
There are some attractive stone cottages in Sandsend and some are Mulgrave Estate houses.
St Mary's Church, Sandsend, is hidden away some distance from the sea.
The interior of St Mary's
An old mill at Sandsend which is due to undergo restoration via English Heritage?
An old limekiln? above the old mill
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