Located within the North York Moors National Park, Robin Hood’s Bay is an idyllic fishing village which offers a sandy beach, delicious restaurants, and comfortable accommodation. Known locally as Bay Town, the village is a great destination for a day trip or staycation. There are naturally occurring opportunities for adventures, making it a great place for children to explore with their families. Of course, be mindful of slippery terrain, and tide times.

Robin Hood’s Bay features twisting cobbled streets that were once traversed by its sailors, fishermen, and smugglers. We recommend that you go fossil hunting, rock pooling, and enjoy a walk along the soft sand, but you should always check the tide forecast prior to visiting the beach (

The village is a traffic free zone, and the walk from the car park to the bay takes around 20 minutes. Although the bay is technically wheelchair accessible, the walk from the car park takes you down a steep hill, the beach is sand, and many of the streets are cobbled and irregular in texture and surface. This is just something to bear in mind when planning a trip. The car park; Robin Hood’s Bay Rd, Robin Hood’s Bay, Whitby, YO22 4QN

Q How to get to Robin Hood’s Bay?

If you are travelling by car, you should join the A171 and follow the signs for Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay. The X93 bus runs from Scarborough to Middlesbrough and stops at Robin Hood’s Bay.

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