Holidays in Robin Hood's Bay Beach

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Robin Hood\'s Bay Beach showing a coastal town, signage and café lifestyle

Explore the rugged coastline and beach of this quirky coastal village where smugglers hid contraband using a network of tunnels.

Robin Hood’s Bay Beach is a charming sandy opening on the eastern side of a small fishing village. The picturesque beach lies at the foot of the quaint hilly streets of its namesake village and is a part of the North York Moors National Park. Enjoy the steep walk down to the beach via narrow alleys from the summit of the village.

Cycle along the coast and enjoy the views of the sea and the cliffs. Note that the walk to the beach from the village is particularly steep. The stretch of sand is ideal for families due to its fascinating treasures, including crabs and fossils. Sunbathe on the beach with a view of the fishing boats.

Capture photos of the scenic bay from the Cleveland Way footpath or the surrounding cliffs. Watch surfers enjoying the choppy waves on windy days. Horse rides are available on the beach with the Farsyde Riding Centre.

Make your way through the maze of alleys of the village center and explore the quaint setting. Ascend meandering hills flanked by charming homes and cafés. Relax at a traditional pub with a plate of fish and chips and a beer. Among the highlights is the Robin Hood’s Bay Museum, with trinkets and artifacts relating to sailing ships, smuggling and general life in the village.

Learn about the intriguing history of the bay. It has been linked to smuggling for centuries, with legends of underground passages between houses. It also served as inspiration for Leo Walmsley’s Bramblewick novels.

Embark on the scenic coastal walk from Whitby, 5 miles to the north, to reach Robin Hood’s Bay Beach. Alternatively, ride a bus southeast for 30 minutes from central Whitby to reach the beach. The journey to this charming bay in the North York Moors National Park incorporates the forested villages of Stainsacre and High Hawkser. Leave the car in the large parking lot above the village.

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Raven House
Raven House
3 out of 5
Victoria Terrace, Whitby, England
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The price is AU$160 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Nestled on the beach, this Whitby bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Robin Hood's Bay Beach, Robin Hood's Bay Museum and Old Coastguard Station Visitor's ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (183 reviews)
"Stayed in the single room with a fabulous sea view. Comfortable bed and warm and cosy. The hosts were very friendly and breakfast was excellent. I’d definitely stay here again."

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Raven House
4 bedroom accommodation in Robin Hood’s Bay, near Whitby
4 bedroom accommodation in Robin Hood’s Bay, near Whitby
Whitby, ENG
Situated in Whitby, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Old Coastguard Station Visitor's Centre and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Robin Hood's Bay Beach. Robin Hood's ...
4 bedroom accommodation in Robin Hood’s Bay, near Whitby
Brincliffe Cottage
Brincliffe Cottage
3.5 out of 5
Sunnyside Tysons Row Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, England
Nestled on the beach, this Whitby cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Robin Hood's Bay Museum and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Robin Hood's Bay Beach. Old Coastguard Station ...
Brincliffe Cottage
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Raven House
Raven House
3 out of 5
Victoria Terrace, Whitby, England
The price is AU$160 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Raven House
4 bedroom accommodation in Robin Hood’s Bay, near Whitby
4 bedroom accommodation in Robin Hood’s Bay, near Whitby
Whitby, ENG
4 bedroom accommodation in Robin Hood’s Bay, near Whitby
Brincliffe Cottage
Brincliffe Cottage
3.5 out of 5
Sunnyside Tysons Row Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, England
Brincliffe Cottage
4 bedroom accommodation in Robin Hood’s Bay
4 bedroom accommodation in Robin Hood’s Bay
Whitby, ENG
4 bedroom accommodation in Robin Hood’s Bay
Roseberry Cottage
Roseberry Cottage
3.5 out of 5
Roseberry Cottage Chapel Street Robin, Hoods Bay, Whitby, England
Roseberry Cottage
Delft Cottage
Delft Cottage
3.5 out of 5
9 Sunny Place Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, England
Delft Cottage
Millbrook - sleeps 4 guests  in 2 bedrooms
Millbrook - sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
Whitby, ENG
Millbrook - sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
Oakridge Cottage
Oakridge Cottage
3.5 out of 5
Oakridge Cottage Sunny Place Robin, Hoods Bay, Whitby, England
Oakridge Cottage
The Loft
The Loft
4 out of 5
9 The Esplanade, Whitby, England
The Loft
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