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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Whitby?
If your trip to Whitby is all organized but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, let us give you a few hints and tips.Whitby Abbey is a notable attraction in this wonderful city. Swing by and discover what makes it so special.Not too far from the city center, Whitby Pavilion is one attraction to consider putting on your to-do list. If you still have space on your travel schedule, Whitby Harbour and Whitby Beach will keep you busy too.
What are the best road trip destinations near Whitby?
Don’t just limit yourself to Whitby. Now you’ve got the wheels, the whole region is your oyster. With attractions such as Phoenix Theatre Blyth and Ridley Park, North Beach should be in your sights. It’s only 60 miles away. Located 35 miles away, South Beach is another area with plenty going on. Spend your day wandering around The Spa Bridlington and Bempton Cliffs here.
Where are the best beaches near Whitby?
Nothing screams vacation like loading up the car with supplies and heading to the coast. Whitby has some glorious beaches nearby, so grab a good book (and a kite if it’s breezy) and set off to one of these beautiful options:

  • Robin Hood’s Bay Beach (5 miles away).
  • Cattersty Sands (13 miles away).
  • North Bay Beach (16 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Whitby?
With your own set of wheels, Whitby is your oyster. People travel to this charming city for lots of reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have a unique car for each of them. The main priority for large families is space (and legroom). Depending on the size of the family, that could mean anything from a full-size car to a 12-passenger van. Budget-conscious travelers usually prefer the affordability of our smaller rentals, such as a mini or an economy. If you want to make an impressive entrance in Whitby, you could even cast an eye over our special category for a vehicle that will make any car enthusiast wobbly at the knees.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Whitby?
You’ll be happy to hear that there’s a huge variety of luxury vehicles to rent in Whitby. What you end up opting for will depend on how much you want to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about mod cons and comfort. If you want to indulge yourself, why not pick an elite SUV, or perhaps a slick medium-sized sedan? On the other hand, if you just need a car to get from A to B as cheaply as possible, we can help you out with a versatile compact vehicle (or something else that won’t break the bank).
What side of the road do they drive on in Whitby?
Drivers stick to the left-hand side of the road in Whitby. If you’re planning to rent a car here, be aware that the driver’s seat will be on the right. It could take a little while to get the hang of!
Is it difficult to park in Whitby?
For the most part, parking in Whitby is a breeze. If you’re planning to venture to one of the more popular attractions in town, it’s a wise idea to consider parking options before you leave.
Does Whitby have peak-hour traffic?
One of the advantages of hitting the road in a smaller city is lighter traffic, so you won’t have to worry too much about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of approximately 13,200, you can expect a smooth Whitby driving experience.
Are there speed limits in Whitby?
Most residential areas in Whitby have a 30mph speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits usually range between 30mph and 70mph.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Scarborough District?
One of two things will happen. Your car rental company may charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the most common practice. On the other hand, it may give your contact information to local law enforcement agencies so the fine is sent to you directly.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Whitby?
It is against the law to use your cell phone while cruising in your car around Whitby, and you could also be fined for just handling your phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. That being said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your focus remains on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Whitby?
When behind the wheel in Whitby, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.08%. Thinking of having a couple of drinks over lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Whitby?
You aren’t allowed to turn on a red light in Whitby. When you come across one, take the opportunity to enjoy a mindful moment until the light switches back to green.
Are seat belts compulsory in Scarborough District?
Seat belts should always be fastened in Scarborough District. Having said that, the rule may vary for some vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.