pet carrying a ball on one of the great dog walks near Whitby

Fun dog walks near Whitby

The North Yorkshire coast is full of exciting things for you and your dog to do. But, more often than not, all your pooch wants is to get outside with you and enjoy the fresh air. So, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite dog walks near Whitby that you and your four-legged friend can try.

Fun dog walks near Whitby

Check out our list of 6 fun dog walks near Whitby we think you should try:

Whitby to Sandsend

This is a really easy one, and you never have to leave the coastline. Simply head out on the beach on the left hand side of West Pier and walk towards the distant cliffs. The walk there and back is around 4 miles.

This beach does have a seasonal dog ban on it, however, so make sure you check the dates (typically in operation between May and September) to make sure you and your four-legged friends are able to have a wander.

dog running on the beach

May Beck and Falling Foss

May Beck and Falling Foss are two stunning waterfalls that you can marvel at on one 2 mile, circular woodland walk in the North York Moors. Just a short drive from Whitby (6 miles), you can leave your car at the Forestry Commission car park at May Beck and start your walk through the gorgeous woodland.

The National Park has a detailed route map you can access for free. Check it out.

Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay

This is a stunning 7 mile walk all along the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline. It starts in the oldest part of Whitby town, along the east side of the river and up along the top of the cliff. You’re guaranteed stunning views along the route over the coast and out to sea.

This walk follows a very popular section of the Cleveland Way, so the paths are always well maintained and clearly signposted. There are also regular busses that you can jump on for your return to Whitby if you don’t fancy the walk back. Your well-behaved and worn out dog will be allowed to ride with you.

Staithes and Port Mulgrave

We absolutely love Staithes. Everyone who visits Whitby should also nip up the coast to check out this fantastic little coastal village. While you’re there, why not try the lovely 4 mile walk from Staithes to Port Mulgrave and experience a little more of the Yorkshire coast?

Just remember that the clifftop section is unfenced, so you’ll need to keep your dog on a lead to make sure they don’t both any livestock or drop down the cliff edge.

Check out the detailed route from the North York Moors National Park.

dog in the grassy sand dunes near Whitby

The Ruswarp Round

The Ruswarp round is a stunning little walk that covers about 2 miles. You start in our marina car park and head out of town towards Ruswarp village. There’s a public footpath that you can follow for most of the way round too.

Check out the route in more detail.

Goathland’s waterfalls

There’s a fantastic 3 mile circular route around Goathland. It takes in two incredible Yorkshire waterfalls: Mallyan Spout and Beck Hole. Start your route off at Goathland car park where you can safely leave your car. Wander through the trees and picturesque North Yorkshire villages to view these gorgeous falls.

Take a look at the route here.

These are just a few of our favourite dog walks near Whitby. Do you have any favourites to share with us? Let us know by sending a message on Facebook or Twitter.

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