Stay by the seaside in Whitby holiday lets

An award-winning day out and a favourite holiday destination along Yorkshire’s rugged east coast, Whitby has long since charmed its guests. Must-sees in town include the whale bone arch found perched near the harbourside and the crumbly ruins of atmospheric Whitby Abbey, though there’s plenty more to discover. Whether you’re looking for dog-friendly holiday lets or are planning a family break near the beach, Whitby holiday lets serve up places to stay as comfortable as they are convenient. You can check out some of the accommodation in Whitby right here, along with tips on what to see and do while you’re in town. 

Cheap cottages in Whitby

While there’s plenty in the way of luxury holiday lets in Whitby, this seaside town is more than capable of delivering the goods for a budget-friendly break. Plan ahead to find the best deals on cheap cottages in Whitby, perhaps avoiding the busiest weeks of the summer season and major events like the Whitby Regatta. And, of course, if you’re travelling with friends, even luxury homes become affordable when you can split the bill. Ramp up the savings by making the most of free attractions like Pannett Park and the town’s pretty beaches. 

Dog-friendly Whitby holiday lets

Everyone likes to be beside the seaside, not least your 4-legged friend. You can bring pooch along for the ride thanks to an array of pet-friendly holiday rentals in Whitby. And when it’s time for walkies, dogs are welcome at Tate Hill, a sandy beach on the east side of the River Esk, as well as in the alfresco areas of many of the waterfront pubs and restaurants. For a change of scenery, epic dog-friendly adventures await in the surroundingNorth York Moors National Park.

Whitby holiday cottages with sea views

Holiday cottages with sea views in Whitby are not all that uncommon. Indeed, a selling point for many properties is that all-important view of the water. Find some of the best Whitby holiday lets with sea views near the town’s landmark Whalebone Arch, as well as along North Promenade as it stretches toward the clifftop Whitby Golf Course. And if you find the views from your rental superb, be sure to climb the 199 steps to the ruined Whitby Abbey – the view from the headland a panoramic scene of harbour, town, country and coast. 

Harbourside holiday cottages in Whitby

The harbourside is among the most popular places to stay in Whitby, holiday cottages here boasting views of hundreds of colourful pleasure boats bobbing in the water. Holiday lets in Whitby Harbour are also ideally situated near attractions like the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the Dracula Experience, not to mention a parade of harbourside eats dishing out crispy, battered fish and hot, salty chips to fuel your adventures. Alongside cottages, accommodation options near Whitby Harbour include smart apartments and townhouses.

Holiday rentals near Whitby Beach

Holiday rentals near Whitby Beach are the perfect place to call home – whether you’re visiting with family, friends or both. Self-catering accommodation near the beach might be luxury beachfront apartments or elegant period houses within strolling distance of the sand. Rentals on the west side of the Esk are ideally situated for walks on West Cliff Beach – a sandy stretch with brightly painted beach huts, deckchair hire and donkey rides for the kids.

Family holiday lets in Whitby

Whether you fancy a stay by the beach or overlooking the harbour, you’ll find Whitby holiday lets well geared up for family stays. You might enjoy a break in a spacious Whitby holiday apartment with all mod cons and handy extras like highchairs and cribs, though larger broods will likely appreciate the extra space that comes with the town’s multi-bedroom houses with private gardens. Once you’re settled in, kid-friendly activities include boat excursions to see the seals at Ravenscar and, in the late summer, Whitby whale watching tours.