It may only be a tiny village - but there’s a lot to do in Robin Hoods Bay. As well as enjoying the beaches there are lots of things to do including walking, cycling and horse riding. There’s a museum and a church to visit, plenty of gift shops to browse and cafes to grab some lunch or a coffee. There are a number of restaurants and public houses, some of which have evening entertainment. There is also lots more to do in Whitby, a popular seaside town 5 miles north of Robin Hood’s Bay, or Scarborough which is 15 miles to the south.



The most attractive thing about Robin Hood’s Bay is almost definitely the history that has been preserved here amongst the narrow cobbled streets. Click below to learn more about the history of Robin Hood's Bay.


When the tide is out, the beach at Robin Hood’s bay is large with some sandy areas and lots of exposed reef rock, so is a popular fossil hunting area. If you walk southwards there are also the Boggle Hole and Ravenscar beaches. At Ravenscar beach you can often see Seals sunbathing on the rocks. (As always, please be safe - check the tide times and be respectful of the wildlife.) There are no dog restrictions on the beach.


There are many popular walking routes near Robin Hoods Bay, making it a great place for a walking holiday. The Coast to Coast walk starts here and heads out across the North Yorkshire Moors and the Dales, finishing in the Lake District. The Cleveland way circles the North Yorkshire Moors, and with much of it along the coast it's a great way to take in the cliff top views. There are also guided walks around the village and beaches.

High Tide in Robin Hood's Bay

There is something to suit every taste and occasion in the Bay, from fish-n-chip lunches to a la carte dinners. There are a selection of quaint tearooms, public houses and fine restaurants to choose from. Our favourites include:



This beck-side tearoom on Chapel Street dates back to 1646, they serve hot and cold snacks, cakes and scones.



This great little pub on King Street serves up large portions of delicious pub grub amongst open fires, and hosts regular quiz and music nights.



A cosy, candlelit restaurant near to the Dock that serves fresh, locally sourced food. Perfect for a special evening meal, booking is recommended.



You may like to visit these popular websites for more information about Robin Hoods Bay and the surrounding area.

The Robin Hood Bay’s Tourist Association have provided this great little site for general information about the bay, with good lists of places to eat and things to do.

Bayfair Publications are based in the lower village and produce the popular local Bayfair newspaper. Great for finding out about local news and history.

If you’re planning a trip up to Whitby, this is a good site for information on things to do.

Robin Hood’s Bay Museum

This fantastic free museum, itself steeped in history, is a must-see when you visit the bay


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