The RNLI were called to the area at 6:10pm on Thursday (23 July) evening to reports of the fish swimming in shallow water.
Video by Elise Garland
The rescue team attempted to coax the shark back out to sea but eventually it was brought ashore by the tide.
North Yorkshire Police closed an area of the beach as large crowds gathered to watch the rescue attempt.
Crews from the RNLI Filey Lifeboat Station have reported that the shark appeared to be injured.