Robin Hoods Bay

Robin Hoods Bay

Last Updated on February 20, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Robin Hood’s Bay review

Robin Hood’s Bay is our favourite seaside village along the Yorkshire coast (in fact in pretty much the whole of the UK). It is the most picturesque and beautiful place. The drive there is equally picturesque. It is a small fishing village a little south of Whitby in North Yorkshire.

To spend a good few hours here it is essential to spend some time on the beach and perhaps enjoy some food while you are there. Make sure you check the tide times before you do visit.

If you are lucky you may even find some fossils on the beach. There are also lots of rockpools to hunt for crabs and other creatures of the sea. One thing to know before you visit is that Robin Hood’s Bay is set on a very steep hill. Only village traffic is allowed down so you have to park at the top.

The larger (pay and display) car park is quite a walk away and although steep there are plenty of opportunities to look in shops and stop for photos on the way up and down. There is also a playground at the top.

There’s even a little museum with fishing-related displays. The Old Coastguard station is also now a visitor centre. It’s small but there are a few fun interactive exhibits. There are lots of quaint old pubs in Robin Hood’s Bay which are great for a spot of food and drink.

FAQ and Further Information Robin Hoods Bay

Is there food and drink available?

There are lots of different places to eat in Robin Hood’s Bay

What are the main things to do?

Quaint fishing village set on a hill, museum visitor centre and a fantastic beach where you may even find a fossil.

Is there parking?

There is parking and charges apply.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are permitted on the beach all year round.

Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hood's Bay
Robin Hoods Bay (function(d, sc, u) { var s = d.createElement(sc), p = d.getElementsByTagName(sc)[0]; s.type = ‘text/javascript’; s.async = true; s.src = u + ‘?v=’ + (+new Date()); p.parentNode.insertBefore(s,p); })(document, ‘script’, ‘//’);
Search, compare and book hotels near Robin Hood’s Bay

We have other ideas for days out in North Yorkshire with a handy map to find days out near a location.

Sign In


Reset Password

Please enter your username or email address, you will receive a link to create a new password via email.