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Robin Hood's Bay Village


Local Amenities
Accommodation in Robin Hood's Bay
Local Sights
Community Groups
Heritage (History, Geology & Archaeology)

Looking towards the village of Robin Hood's Bay

Looking down upon Robin Hood's Bay

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An attractive collection of red-roofed cottages nestled into the cliff tops and clinging to the ravine which leads to the slipway at the beach , tea rooms, pubs and a fish and chip shop make this a popular spot with tourists.

Local Amenities

A very popular tourist spot worthy of a visit.

Robin Hood's Bay is a picturesque village set, amenities available include:

  • places of worship - St Bede Catholic Church and Robin Hoods Bay United Reform Church
  • public house's
  • post office
  • two car parks
  • public phone box
  • tea rooms
  • fish and chip shop
  • art galleries
  • shops

The prefix of the Post Code for Robin Hood's Bay is YO22-4.

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Accommodation in Robin Hood's Bay

There are a number of camping and caravaning sites, B&B establishments and self catering cottages to rent and the old mill which has been converted to a youth hostel.
We do not currently have any accommodation listed in Robin Hood's Bay, but hope to be able to bring you details soon.

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Local Sights

Robin Hood's Bay is one of the jewels of the North East coast, explore the ginnels to find hidden places of interest.

There are two National Trust sites, close to the village of Robin Hood's Bay and the views of the cliffs and scars (rock out crops on the sea shore) are spectacular.

Robin Hoods Bay is clearly not from the age of the motor vehicle, with many of the streets being little more than cobbled walkways between the houses and cottages, the visitor will find these ginnels interesting to explore threading your way through them whilst making your way to the beach and fore shore.
Along the way you will find Antique and Book shops as well as Shops selling gift and local wares, outside some of the cottages you will see lobster pots piled high waiting to be used by the local fishermen.

streets of Robin Hoods Bay by local artist David Keith

Watercolour by David Keith. More paintings by this artist can be seen at

There is a main street that is accessible to motor vehicles, but visitors should leave their vehicles in the car park at the top of the cliff and enjoy the exercise as they explore Robin Hoods Bay on foot.

Once a haunt of smugglers the Bay is a well known location for fossil hunting and the study of marine life and at low tide the great expanse of scars (rock out crops) are clearly visible.
A visitors centre has been opened next to the slipway that leads to the beach and for the more inquisitive an architectural folly in the Romano Greek style was constructed as a pig sty, this has been converted into self catering accommodation of a very high standard.

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Community Groups

The following is are details of local none profit making Community Service Group or Registered Charitable Organisation, serving this community.

There are many community groups serving the area and it our intention to bring you details of their activities, if you are an organiser or member of a group or organisation and would like to see your details here, please contact us on

Looking up the main street in the village of Robin Hood's Bay

Main street Robin Hood's Bay

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Research is currently being carried out to bring you details of Robin Hood's Bays heritage

If you have any knowledge or have information about local History, Folklore, Geology & Archaeology which you think would be of interest to other please contact us.

The Railway had a big impact upon the development of this section of the North Yorkshire Coast and Robin Hood's Bay once boasted a station on the line which ran from Whitby to Scarborough, sadly the Station closed in 1965.

A view of the scars at Robin Hood's Bay

The scars at
Robin Hood's Bay

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