One of the days out we had whilst staying in Pickering on holiday was to Sandsend, a village just north of Whitby.
The village has a fabulous beach and is divided by a stream which runs in to the sea.
It wasn't a brilliant day weather wise but nice enough for a walk on the beach, we were really surprised by how rough the sea was though, we've never seen it like this here before.
You could even hear the pebbles knocking together as the sea whipped them up before settling them back down on the sand.
It's a great beach for treasure hunting, you can find fossils here and I always come away with some sea glass to add to my collection. We all did a bit of beachcombing.
Even Archie did his bit.
The obligatory pebble stack. Well, there were so many pebbles about I just had to make one.
Eleanor had a bit of a paddle but Archie went one better, it's so hard to keep him out of water. Here he is shaking himself dry.
We love Sandsend, it's never once been busy when we've visited and it's a beautiful beach. This is another place I can recommend if you haven't yet been.