Travel guide to… Robin Hood's Bay

10 March 2022 by Rachel Wilson

Travel guide to… Robin Hood's Bay

Robin Hood's Bay is a small fishing village located in the North York Moors National Park and just a stone’s throw away from Whitby and Scarborough.

Where to eat and drink

If you want classic English cuisine then head to the Fish Box which has great views over the bay to gaze at whilst you enjoy your chippy. Tea, Toast and Post is a delightful cafe serving some of the best bacon butties in the area. The nostalgic yet quirky decor will make you feel at home along with its relaxed atmosphere.

Where to sleep

Birtley House is a cosy B&B that has a garden terrace that has stunning views over the bay. They boast super comfortable beds with plentiful breakfasts. Another option is the local pub, The Laurel Inn. Along with a great beer selection, they have traditional B&B rooms at reasonable prices. This olde world pub has an open fire which in winter is a real treat.

Where to shop

Robin Hood's Bay is a small village with a small selection of traditional shops along New Road. FEW Gifts is a modern gift shop selling one off items with some being made by local artists. Almost opposite is The Toy Shop selling bespoke and eco friendly toys. They also serve tea and freshly ground coffee to go too!

What to do

As well as visiting the beach, The Old Coastguard Station is worth a visit. The tearoom and visitor’s centre is run by the National Trust and has some interesting displays and interactive activities for children. The Yorkshire Coast Dinosaur and Fossil museum is another great place to take your kids. The owner has extensive knowledge about dinosaurs and also has a fantastic fossil collection. It’s free to visit.

Robin Hood's Bay greetings card – Northern Views by Barry Claughton

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