Withernsea Beach

Withernsea beach is ideal for those who prefer a quiet beach that is popular with dog walkers and those looking to enjoy an afternoon walk.

Withernsea Beach

About Withernsea Beach

Withernsea Beach is the most Southerly beach in Yorkshire and easily accessible from Hull.

There’s a long promenade that runs adjacent to the beach so if the tide is in, you can still enjoy the coastline. You’ll also find plenty of seating areas so you can bring your Fish & Chips down and enjoy the view out to sea.


Withernsea Beach is located 18 miles from Hull which is the nearest city. There’s very few populated towns around Withernsea Beach, but Withernsea has plenty to offer so you can spend a full day there.

Withernsea Beach location: Withernsea Bay Beach, Withernsea HU19 2PF

Getting to Withernsea Beach

Getting to Withernsea beach is easy, with plenty of access roads as well as a regular bus service from Hull.

On foot

You can walk to Withernsea Beach from Withernsea town which should only take around 5 minutes as the town is quite small. From here, you can walk North or South down the beach.

By car

Withernsea Beach is easily accessible by car, with the best route being the A1033 from the direction of Hull. There are also several B roads that bring you into Withernsea from the direction of Bridlington and Driffield.

By bus

If you’re looking to travel to Withernsea Beach by bus, the nearest main bus station is Hull Interchange. You can take the Eastrider bus which takes around 1 hour 15 minutes.

Facilities at Withernsea Beach

There’s plenty of facilities close by, so you can spend the day at Withernsea Beach without needing to hunt for amenities.

Toilets: There are 2 sets of public toilets at Withernsea beach – one located next to the Pier Towers and the other at Withernsea Sands Holiday Park, although this may be for residents only.

Washing facilities: There are no showers (but you can use the toilets to wash down from the beach).

Cafe’s/Restaurants: There’s no shortage of cafe’s in Withernsea, with plenty to choose from, all located within a 5 minute walk of the beach.

Shops: There’s a good choice of shops in Withernsea from gift shops to convenience stores. There’s also a garden centre to explore that’s just a few minutes walk from the beach.

Are dogs allowed at Withernsea Beach?

Dogs are not permitted to be walked on Withernsea Beach between the first groyne north of the access ramp opposite Seaside Road and the beach access steps at Pier Tower (between 1st May and 30th September). From 1st October to the 30th April, dogs can be walked freely on Withernsea Beach.

What is there to do at Withernsea Beach?

If you’re looking to make a day of it at Withernsea Beach, you can visit the Italian Gardens, Valley Gardens, the Lighthouse Museum and the Leisure Centre. There’s also the Emporium Shopping Centre if the weather takes a turn.

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