Robin Hood's Bay is a uniquely beautiful little fishing hamlet situated on the coast just south of Whitby. One of the prettiest villages along the Yorkshire Heritage Coast, Robin Hood's Bay makes for a quieter idyllic coastal base compared to Whitby, yet within easy reach of Whitby's many attractions. Robin Hood's Bay has a fine selection of its own attractions including arts and crafts shops, atmospheric pub inns, fine dining restaurants, a museum, horse riding and off roading, stunning coastal walking and a superb choice of B&B, Group Accommodation and small hotels.
Coastal walking between Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay is one of the highlight stretches of the Cleveland Way National Trail. The Old Coastguard Station serves as one of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park Centres with exhibition and tourist information on-site. Robin Hood's Bay bursts into life annually in early June when it celebrates its famous folk weekend. Find out more via the Bayfair's webguide right.
The Old Coastguard Station, The Dock, Robin Hood s Bay, Whitby YO22 4SJ. Tel. 01947 885900.
If you like folk festivals, cobbled streets, lovely cottages, fantastic pubs and tearooms all set in a stunning seaside bay then Robin Hood's Bay is for you. Specialist shopping is also on the menu with ample book and antique shops. As a child Barbara Hepworth used to holiday here and was inspired by this coastal landscape! The Robin Hood's Bay webguide right has full listing of attractions, leisure activities, pubs, restaurants and events in the village.
Craft shopping here around the narrow cobbled streets of Robin Hood's Bay is pure pleasure. Shops and galleries sell fine craft items including jet jewellery (see Jet Black Jewellery's webguide right).
Choose from fine dining, with vegetarian well catered for, to the finest fish and chips or pub grub and the best of Yorkshire Ale in one of Robin Hood's Bay's excellent selection of pubs.
Robin Hood's Bay sits on one of the UK's most important Jurassic coastlines (checkout the Dinosaur Jurassic Coast webguide right for details, and visit the Old Coastguard Station for more information and leaflets). Fishing is obviously integral to the Bay's history, as is smuggling, which was popular all along this coastline. When the tide goes out the exposed Scars are good pickings for fossils.
Early June every year Robin Hoods Bay hosts a large folk festival and many other events run throughout the year. Checkout the Bayfair's webguide link right.
You can also visit Robin Hood's Bay and Fylingdales Museum, Fisherhead, Robin Hoods Bay. This is a privately run museum which opens during the summer months.