Essential Robin Hood’s Bay

Explore on Foot

Robin Hood’s Bay is the perfect destination for a relaxing weekend break. After leaving your car on the cliff top, begin your descent through the twisting village on foot. Explore all the little cobbled alleyways and picturesque dwellings steeped in so much history of the village’s smuggling past.

History & Heritage

Discover the fascinating history of the fishing village and wander through the narrow winding streets where smugglers would slip through in the 18th century with their illicit trade. Follow the Smugglers Route through the network of passageways where items such as tea, silk and tobacco were passed through.

Robin Hood’s Bay is one of the best spots for fossil hunting in the UK with some incredible discoveries across the years across the golden sands. You can learn more about the incredible fossil finds and the geology of Robin Hood’s Bay at the Old Coastguard Station & Visitor Centre.

The North York Moors

For sheer beauty, there is nowhere that can compare with Robin Hood’s Bay which sits on the edge of the stunning North York Moors National Park. Where else can you experience a landscape where stunning moorland, ancient abbeys and picturesque villages live side by side in such perfect harmony?

The surrounding area of Robin Hood’s Bay offers a multitude of beauty spots to explore. Head inland to the beautiful Sneaton Forest and its famous Falling Foss Waterfall or if you are feeling particularly adventurous check the tide timetable and take on the 3 mile walk along the beach to Ravenscar.

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