The bay here is over looked by the Cleveland Way. When the retreating North sea reveals the scar at Saltwick Bay it reveals the beautiful fossil coast. Just a short walk from the town centre of Whitby, Scarborough this wonderful area of beach is my favourite place for a beach stroll with our Dogs.
This dramatic coastline is fertile ground for fossil hunters, with 160-million-year-old ammonites and dinosaur footprints common on the seashore.
The cliffs overhead contain the famous Whitby Jet. A black mineraloid and that you will find crafted into items in the local Whitby jewellery shops. Whitby Jet was worn by Queen Victoria in her mourning of her husband Prince Albert.